This week, Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez visited Reno and Las Vegas to mobilize voters across the state and underscore everything at stake in this election. From creating a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, to protecting health care, to recovering from this virus, Chair Perez made the case for rejecting Donald Trump and electing Joe Biden and Democrats up and down the ballot.
KRNV: “People here in Nevada can handle the truth, but he didn’t give them the truth. And here we are suffering needlessly because of his failures,” said Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez. “200,000 deaths across the country. Look at the unemployment rate here. We can’t fix the economy until we fix the coronavirus, and this president doesn’t understand this.”
KRNV: Democrats Mobilizing Voters in Reno. “Dreamers are on the ballot. And that’s not just an issue for Latino voters. That’s an issue for every voter,” said Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez. “Dreamers are school teachers. They’re first responders. They are in the military. They deserve the opportunity to become citizens. Joe Biden will protect them. Donald Trump will send them home.”
KSNV: DNC chair Tom Perez talks mail-in, early voting during events across Las Vegas valley. “The Biden-Harris campaign is making a push to get more votes here in Southern Nevada. Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez made stops throughout the valley on Tuesday. Perez said Nevada will be a key state in deciding the next president. With mail-in ballots, Perez said the option will help many voters concerned about COVID-19, and he said the ease of mail-in voting scares republicans. ‘Donald Trump doesn’t want to vote by mail because it increases turnout. The evidence is overwhelming. Vote by mail is safe and its secure period,’ the DNC chair said.”
Las Vegas Sun: Susie Lee, DNC chair lead ballot drop-off parade in Henderson. “The event was one of several held in Southern Nevada with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez, who called Nevada a ‘really important part of our pathway to the White House.’ Perez stressed the need for Nevadans to participate in early voting, which begins Saturday. Perez, after an earlier voter mobilization event at Las Vegas City Hall, called Trump an ‘albatross’ around the neck of down-ballot Republicans. ‘I have confidence that we can pull this off because everybody is suffering from the same crisis and they see in Donald Trump a colossal failure on the coronavirus front, a failure on the economy, a failure to address police reform issues,’ Perez said.”
Las Vegas Review-Journal: DNC chairman urges Nevada Democrats to vote early. “Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, visited Las Vegas Tuesday to encourage voters across the valley to drop off their mail ballots and vote early. ‘Our focus is on getting the vote out, you got incredible energy out there in Nevada,’ Perez said Tuesday. ‘People often refer to Election Day as November 3rd, but Election Day is every day between now and November 3rd for people here in Nevada.’”