Volunteers Needed for Northern Nevada Pride July 26

WashoeDEMS will support the local LGBT community by participating in this colorful and fun event at Wingfield Park onSaturday, July 26.  If you're interested in helping with voter registration and sharing information about our wonderful slate of Democratic candidates, please contact Fred Cooper atfred.i.cooper@sbcglobal.net.  Thanks.  

Democrats Making News


We can only win this 3 hours at a time...


That's right.  A three-hour shift.  That's what we're asking from all Washoe County Democrats.  We know you can find three hours between now and 7 pm on Nov. 8 when the polls close to help carry Nevada for Hillary Clinton, Catherine Cortez Masto, Chip Evans, and all of our candidates.  Three hours of your time could very well determine which way Washoe County swings.  We are THE swing county in the swing state of Nevada. 

Volunteers are needed to canvass or call supporters to remind them to vote, and enter data.  That's it.  It's not complicated, it's not hard.  It IS how Democrats win races.

So please call 323-VOTE, that's 323-8683 today to schedule your 3-hour shift.   Our Democratic candidates are depending on you!



Democrats on the Washoe County Ballot

Click on the "Candidates" link above to see who the Democrats are on your ballot in Washoe County.  You can also click here for a simple list of the Democrats in contested races, Democrats who are running unopposed, and the races that have NO Democrats. 


GOTV Office Needs

The Get Out the Vote Team is setting up at strategic locations throughout the area and we are in need of a few supplies.  If you can donate any of these items, please drop them off at 1465 Terminal Way, Suite #1, in Reno.  Thank you!

  • Folding tables - preferably 6 ft, but any size is needed
  • Table and floor lamps
  • Extension cords
  • Power strips
  • Portable floor heaters
  • White boards

Alternatively, if you'd like to make a donation so we can purchase these items, please click the "Donate" button on this website.  Please indicate in the notes field that it is for GOTV supplies.  Thank you for your support! 


FactCheckHeck.com Pushing Back on Attacks Against Catherine Cortez Masto


Outside groups backed by the Koch brothers, Mitch McConnell and other Washington Republicans have spent almost $20 million falsely attacking Catherine Cortez Masto’s record as Attorney General.

To help push back on these attacks, please visit FactCheckHeck.com, which lays out the truth behind each and every one of the false claims being made against Catherine. Also be sure to follow our Twitter @FactCheckHeck for real-time updates.  

Anyone who worked with Catherine knows she spent every day as Attorney General fighting for Nevadans and did so with the utmost integrity. Working with Republicans and Democrats, she passed over 40 bills that help protect our children, our seniors, and our state’s most vulnerable.

Catherine is going to bring that same bipartisan, problem-solving approach to Washington as our next U.S. Senator. But we need your help pushing back on these false and disgusting attacks. Please visit FactCheckHeck.com and follow us @FactCheckHeck on Twitter, to learn the truth behind these ads and who is paying for them. Together, we can elect the first Latina to the U.S. Senate!

Follow Catherine Cortez Masto Online

Twitter: @CatherineforNV
En español: @CortezMasto

Facebook: Catherine Cortez Masto;
En español: Juntos Con Cortez Masto

Instagram: @CatherineCortezMastoforNV
En español: @JuntosConCortezMasto 

Follow FactCheckHeck Online

Website: FactCheckHeck.com Twitter: @FactCheckHeck


Bonnie Barber
Our Volunteer of the Month!

Bonnie has been a political activist since the late 1970's when she moved to Alaska and joined the Fairbanks Education Association.  She quickly learned how political decisions and who we elect affect education and many other aspects of our daily lives.  

After many years of lobbying for school funding, Bonnie and her family moved to Reno where she joined the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and then, soon after, became a volunteer leader for the Democratic Party and the Obama campaign.  She used her organizing skills to lead her neighborhood team and help carry Washoe County for President Obama and other Democrats on the ballot.

She has been actively engaged in every election since.  Bonnie also staffs our front desk every Friday morning, helps register new voters, and is a member of our 300/300 Campaign.  Thanks, Bonnie, for everything you do!  


In Reno, Cortez Masto & Women’s Health Advocates: Politicians Who Support Trump Should be “Punished,” Not Nevada Women

Reno, NV – This morning, at a woman-owned small business in Reno, former Nevada Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto and women’s health advocates slammed Donald Trump and Congressman Heck’s dangerous agenda on women’s health. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court struck down Texas laws that severely limited women’s access to safe, affordable health care. While the ruling is a victory for women’s health, Nevada women’s access to preventative healthcare is still in jeopardy due to Republicans like Donald Trump and Congressman Heck.

“While the Supreme Court’s ruling was a major victory for women’s health across the country, Congressman Heck and Republicans in Washington continue to play politics with the health and safety of women,” said Cortez Masto. “Congressman Heck has spent his time in Washington putting his Party ahead of solving problems for the people of this state. Congressman Heck not only opposes a woman’s right to choose – he has voted time and again to defund Planned Parenthood. Congressman Heck also supports Donald Trump for President, someone who says he wants to 'punish' women who have abortions. A woman’s health care decisions should be between herself and her doctor, not politicians like Donald Trump and Congressman Heck.”

Read the rest of Catherine Cortez Masto's 
statement here.


Catherine Cortez Masto Meets With Northern NV Seniors to Discuss Importance of Preserving Benefits for Nevada Seniors

Cortez Masto would fight to protect Social Security as Nevada’s Senator, unlike her opponent Congressman Heck

Reno, NV – Today, former Nevada Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto visited the Washoe County Senior Services Center to speak with Northern Nevada seniors about the need to protect and preserve crucial programs like Social Security. Cortez Masto’s visit came on the 4th anniversary of her opponent, Congressman Heck, calling Social Security a “pyramid scheme” that "isn’t working."

Congressman Heck has even called for Social Security to be privatized, putting the very people who crashed our economy in control of the retirement security of Nevada seniors. While Congressman Heck compares Social Security to a criminal enterprise, Catherine Cortez Masto has a proven record of protecting Nevada seniors. As Nevada’s Attorney General, Cortez Masto created a special unit to go after scam artists who target seniors. As Nevada’s next Senator, Cortez Masto will work with both parties to strengthen Social Security and will fight any attempts by Washington Republicans to privatize it.

“Social Security is not a ‘pyramid scheme’ -- it’s a program Nevada seniors rely on for their retirement security,” said Cortez Masto. “We must protect and strengthen Social Security for future generations, not allow Washington Republicans like Congressman Heck to recklessly subject seniors’ retirement security to the whims of Wall Street. However, this requires putting partisan differences aside and working together to solve problems -- something that Congressman Heck, who believes Social Security is a “pyramid scheme,” has not accomplished during his half a decade in Washington. I know how to solve problems for Nevadans and will fight for the programs that our seniors rely on for their economic security."

Catherine Cortez Masto Contrasts Her Record With Joe Heck and His Party’s Bosses in Washington


 US Senate Candidate Catherine Cortez Masto speaks in Minden last Saturday


Minden, NV – [Last Saturday], former Nevada Attorney General and Democratic candidate for United States Senate Catherine Cortez Masto campaigned in Minden at the “First in the West Rural Blue Dinner.”  In her remarks, Cortez Masto highlighted the clear choice in the race for U.S. Senate.  While her opponent, Congressman Heck, votes with his Party 90% of the time, Catherine Cortez Masto is a problem solver who works with both Parties to get things done and help Nevadans.


 “Whether it was the sex traffickers or the big banks, I made it my business as Attorney General to see that people who violated our trust paid the price,” said Cortez Masto.  “I’m running for Senate to continue my record of working with both Parties to solve problems and help Nevadans.  In contrast, my opponent, Congressman Heck, is part of the problem in Washington. From wanting to abolish the Department of Education, to opposing Governor Sandoval’s bipartisan increase in education funding, to his opposition to raising the minimum wage, Congressman Heck’s narrow conservative agenda is out of touch with Nevada families.”

WashoeDEMS Support Rural Dems at the 1st in the West Dinner in Minden

Dave Kladney, Fred Cooper and Dennis Colling


Sharon Stander, Dean Schermerhorn, Jody Wicker (standing) and Deb Drum


Chris Wicker and Rudy Viola


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