Last night, the Democratic National Convention relayed a truth Americans know all too well: for far too many, things were bad even before the pandemic. America is plagued by multiple epidemics. Racism, gun violence, poverty all existed before 2020. If we want to overcome injustice and violence, if we want to achieve real, transformative change towards a more compassionate world, we need to elect leaders who live those values.
The night’s programming also showed that our party is investing in the leaders of tomorrow. On Tuesday, State Senator Yvanna Cancela was featured in the convention as part of a cohort of rising stars among the Democratic party. Last night, another young Nevadan took the spotlight. Climate activist and Las Vegas native Katherine Lorenzo spoke on the intersections of environmental justice and social justice.
Listen to her remarks here.
“Joe Biden’s plan is transformative. He knows that saving the planet is not just a challenge to overcome, it’s an opportunity for a better way of life.” – Katherine Lorenzo
The Nevada Democrats once again brought the excitement home with a pre-show featuring some very special guests. Nevada Senator Jacky Rosen, Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall, State Senator Pat Spearman, and actor BD Wong joined last evening’s livestream to celebrate the Democratic ticket and drive home the importance of participating in November’s election.
On night three, Democrats across the state recorded videos to capture their excitement. State Senator Yvanna Cancela offered her highlights from day three in Spanish.
With the stakes higher than ever for all Nevadans this year, Democrats are making a clear case for why we must elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this November:
- Nevada Democrats, ahead of the third night of the Democratic National Convention, celebrated the historic vice-presidential nomination of California Sen. Kamala Harris to be Joe Biden’s running mate.
- The daughter of an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, Harris is the first Black and South Asian vice presidential candidate to be nominated on a major party ticket.
- It’s a move that Sen. Jacky Rosen, Nevada Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall and state Sen. Pat Spearman, D-North Las Vegas, called historic during a virtual pre-convention event.
Las Vegas Review Journal: Nevada Democrats celebrate Harris’ nomination as VP
- “Let’s recognize the history that we’re making tonight when Kamala Harris accepts the nomination to be our party’s vice presidential candidate,” said State Sen. Pat Spearman, who was an early and vocal supporter of Harris’ presidential run.
- Marshall encouraged Nevadans to vote early and utilize vote-by-mail. “Your vote is your voice, and we know it’s your ability to make a difference in Nevada,” Marshall said.
- “This administration is doing everything it possibly can to take away or make your right to vote more difficult,” Rosen said.
- “(Harris’) presence as an Asian American candidate for vice president is very powerful to all of us who are Asian-American/Pacific Islander and who are struggling with that sense of whether we feel like we belong here or not,” Wong said.