Clark County Democrats Celebrate Victory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2015 CLARK COUNTY DEMOCRATS CELEBRATE HUGE MUNICIPAL VICTORIES All three major municipalities in Clark County Nevada now have majority Democratic party city councils. Las Vegas, April 2015: In a stunning rebuke of local and national Republican policies, the Clark County Democratic Party is today celebrating the across the board victory of Democratic candidates in yesterday’s municipal elections. “In an area covering over one million people, every one of the three major municipalities, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson are now majority Democratic party city councils. In addition to holding on to every Democratic seat up for election, we also picked up a seat in North Las Vegas making that city an all Democratic party city from the Mayor down,” said Clark County Democratic Party Chairman, Chris Miller. “We worked hard to listen to what the voters wanted and we delivered, which led to candidates that were able to win,” said Miller. “We really can feel a change in the air here in Henderson. The voters realize that by sitting out the last election you get the consequences. The craziness that Republicans have brought to the legislature in Carson City have not gone unnoticed in Henderson’” said Henderson Democratic Club President, Lisa Muntean. “Henderson is nationally known as one of the best run cities in America and voters compared that to the Republican clown show in Carson City and voted to stay with a team of adults who care about their city, the Democrats,” said Chairman Miller. Sharonda Ramos, Member at Large Director for the Black Democratic Empowerment Project agreed, “North Las Vegas took...

Statement on Harry Reid

The Clark County Democratic Party released the following statement regarding Nevada Senator Harry Reid’s announcement that he will retire from the United States Senate at the end of his current term: Harry Reid has been a champion for the people of Nevada for decades. Senator Reid will work just as tirelessly now, as he has in the past, to champion policies that help working Nevadans achieve the American Dream no matter where they come from. Senator Reid has never stopped fighting for that ideal and he will work just as hard to help elect other Democrats up and down the ticket who will fight for the same thing. Senator Reid is committed to holding this Senate seat, winning back congressional seats, and taking back both chambers of the state legislature to end Carson City Republicans’ attacks on hard-working Nevada families. Senator Reid’s countless accomplishments for the state of Nevada ranges from championing equal pay for equal right polices, to passing comprehensive immigration reform out of the Senate to keeping nuclear waste out of Nevada. His decades of service have led to a list of accomplishments too long for a short statement, but in addition to serving the people he has also spent the last decade building the best state party infrastructure in the country. The Clark County Democratic Party is committed to helping Senator Reid keep a Democrat in this Senate seat and look forward to electing a Democratic candidate who will fight for more jobs, better schools, and an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy. Nevadans’ best interests are not on the minds of Republicans...

Clark County Democratic Party Chair Chris Miller, (First Openly Gay Elected Chair) Praises First Time Addition of Marriage Equality to the National Democratic Party Platform

Clark County Democratic Party Chair Chris Miller, (First Openly Gay Elected Chair) Praises First Time Addition of Marriage Equality to the National Democratic Party Platform Charlotte, NC – The national Democratic Party will vote to approve its official platform, which for the first time includes provisions in support of marriage equality for same-sex couples.  Chris Miller, Chair of the Clark County (NV) Democratic Party, who is the first openly gay person elected to the position, is in attendance at the national convention as a delegate.  From the platform: Freedom to Marry We support the right of all families to have equal respect, responsibilities, and protections under the law. We support marriage equality and support the movement to secure equal treatment under law for same-sex couples. We also support the freedom of churches and religious entities to decide how to administer marriage as a religious sacrament without government interference.  We oppose discriminatory federal and state constitutional amendments and other attempts to deny equal protection of the laws to committed same-sex couples who seek the same respect and responsibilities as other married couples. We support the full repeal of the so-called Defense of Marriage Act and the passage of the Respect for Marriage Act. “This is an historic day for the LGBT community and I am honored to have the privilege to participate in this vote in Charlotte.  The LGBT community plays such a big role in our society, serving in our military, as teachers and doctors, as small business owners and entrepreneurs.” said Miller.  “It’s high time one of our mainstream political parties recognized this group as valuable members of the...

The Clark County Democratic Party is looking for a Coordinator / Organizer

Job Description The Clark County Democratic Party is looking for a Coordinator / Organizer to aid in the party’s activities for the upcoming election. This is a temporary position with employment from August 1, 2014 thru November 10, 2014, as an Independent Contractor. Duties / Responsibilities: · Work under the direction of the Clark County Democratic Party Chair · Set up and maintain Clark County Democratic Party Office · Answer phones, respond to emails and aid in general correspondence · Work with CCDP Chair, Campaigns, Candidates, Precinct Captains and Representatives, and Volunteers to coordinate Canvasses, Phone Banks, House Parties and Voter Registration Events · Select precincts and generate walk-lists for canvassing, in coordination with the County Chair, Political Organizing Committee, Campaigns and Precinct Captains · Develop scripts for conversations with Democrats at their homes · Must be able to walk house to house, have own transportation to reach various neighborhoods in Clark County · Prior canvassing and/or organizing experience desired but not required. · Canvass the selected precincts, and speak with Democrats about the party, the campaign, and opportunities to help · Effective and persuasive communication · Input information into the voter file, including information on key voter issues, address change information · Manage time so as to effectively carry out the duties of the position · Present a positive image for the party through professional and courteous conduct and appearance while representing the party · Any other political related tasks as necessary Job Requirements · Ability to work well with others · Ability to work in a stressful environment · Available a minimum 40 hours per week. Nights...

Statement on Culinary Union Rally at Red Rock Casino

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: March 22, 2012 Contact:  Justin McAffee -702-374-6009 *** Statement on Culinary Union Rally at Red Rock Casino Tonight*** CLARK COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY STANDS WITH UNIONS AND WORKING PEOPLE Las Vegas, NV – With the Culinary Union protest for workers’ rights at the Red Rock Casino tonight, the Clark County Democratic Party passed a resolution in strong opposition to the attacks that are being made on labor unions and collective bargaining today.  Chair Chris Miller had the following statement: “We speak for the right of workers everywhere to form and join labor unions in order to negotiate collectively for fair wages and benefits for themselves and their families.  We urge people everywhere to recognize the many contributions labor unions have made and will continue to make to the universal common good. Labor unions are based on the inalienable natural right of free association. Labor unions promote social justice and the common good.  Labor unions defend the vital interests of workers and their families. Workers have a right to bargain collectively for fair wages and benefits.  Employers who refuse to pay a just wage are guilty of a grave injustice.  No one may deny the right to organize without attacking human dignity itself. Bottom line, the attack on labor unions and collective bargaining must stop immediately!” The Clark County Democratic Party is proud to stand strong in the fight for the rights of working people and unions everywhere. You can find more about the Clark County Democratic Party at clarkdems.com.  This release can be found at http://clarkdems.com/830/statement-on-culinary-union-rally-at-red-rock-c… ### March 22, 2012 A RESOLUTION OF THE CLARK COUNTY DEMOCRATIC...

2012 Clark County Convention Keynote Speaker: Beau Biden

Beau Biden 2012 Convention keynote speaker Delaware Attorney General, Major US Army National Guard, and son of our Vice President Joe Biden. Las Vegas, NV — Clark County Nevada, home to 74% of Nevada’s registered Democrats, will welcome Delaware Attorney General and Army National Guard Major Beau Biden to the Clark County Democratic Party’s county convention on Saturday, April 14, 2012, as thier keynote speaker. Attorney General Biden, who is the son of Vice President Joe Biden, has joined our own Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto in taking on and prosecuting banks and mortgage services who use scrupulous and at times fraudulent measures to foreclose on Americans and toss them out of their homes.   Attorneys General Biden and our own Cortez-Masto are one example of the difference between Democrats and Republicans: why we work to hold banks accountable and stop them from preying on innocent families, Republicans have continued to insist on giving big banks tax breaks and have fought every effort to regulate the banks and protect consumers. Attorney General Biden is also leading an effort to strengthen Delaware’s anti-bullying laws. ”Kids deserve to be safe at school, but we need to fully understand the challenges we face in order to hold bullies accountable, prevent future incidents, and help students – both bullies and vicitms – stay on the right path,” Attorney General Biden recenlty stated. “This legislation addresses the gaps in Delaware’s laws that have led to uneven and inaccurate reporting.” This convention is another step on the road to reelecting President Barack Obama. Up and down the ballot Nevadans will have a choice. A choice between electing people who are looking out for their...