Last night, the Democratic convention continued, extolling the theme of “Uniting America.” The night showcased the heart and soul of our country. Viewers learned more about Joe Biden, as well as the Democrats all over America who make up the party he represents.
The evening’s program displayed a bridge between the present and the future of our party, bringing young leaders to the table. On night two, seventeen of the Democratic Party’s rising stars from all across the country offered their insights on just how we move into the future. Nevada State Senator Yvanna Cancela was among the rising stars.
Listen to her remarks here.
During roll call, which showcased the diversity of our beautiful country, Nevada Congresswoman Dina Titus made the declaration of 25 votes for Joe Biden, the next President of the United States, in her district of Las Vegas.
And Reno’s own Dr. Angie Taylor made an appearance during the convention last night. A cancer survivor, Dr. Taylor wants everyone to have access to the life saving treatment she received. Joe Biden’s commitment to protecting the ACA and expanding health care access won Dr. Taylor’s support.
Once again, Nevada Democrats hosted a pre-show with inspiring guests. Watch parties led by constituency and affinity groups like Nevadan veterans, youth for Biden, rural Nevadans, young black professionals, and climate activists gathered to watch our Democratic leaders explain how a Biden presidency would move Nevada towards a better future.
Nevada Congresswoman Susie Lee, Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine, Nevada Assemblywoman Dina Neal, Rural Counties Democratic Caucus Chair Kimi Cole, Nevada State Assemblywoman Selena Torres, and Nevada State Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui all spoke about what is at stake in this election, highlighting the leadership America needs to survive this crisis and build a more equitable future.
On night two, democrats around the state shared their excitement. Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui felt inspired and motivated by last night’s events:
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:
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- “It is our destiny to get on the battlefield with our daughters and to fight for an America that includes and respects our children,” said Assemblywoman Dina Neal, the first Black woman elected to the Nevada State Assembly.
- Rep. Susie Lee called for Nevadans to help elect an ally who will take up a wave of Democratic legislation passed in the House but rebuffed by Trump and the Republican-controlled Senate.
- Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine said Trump has worked to shift blame for the COVID-19 pandemic as the state’s residents and economy have suffered immensely. “Now, we’ve got a chance to get this public health emergency right and get out of this economic downturn, but we can not do it alone,” Conine said. “We need additional support at the federal level, and that means electing Joe Biden as the next president of these United States.”
- Torres, the daughter of an El Salvadoran immigrant, asked Democrats to reject Republicans up and down the ballot due to “rhetoric that immigrants don’t deserve a chance at the American Dream.”
- Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui, D-Las Vegas, called on her fellow Democrats to fight Republican support of the gun lobby, in this election and beyond. Jauregui is a survivor of the Route 91 Harvest shooting and authored the state’s most recent gun safety laws.
Las Vegas Review Journal: Cancela, rising stars highlight Day 2 of Democratic convention
- Democrats unveiled a distinctly new kind of convention keynote Tuesday to showcase the party’s future and its rising stars, including Stacey Abrams of Georgia, Rep. Connor Lamb of Pennsylvania and Nevada’s first Latina state senator, Yvanna Cancela.
- Nevada’s Yvanna Cancela made an appearance on the biggest platform of her political life Tuesday night. The first Latina to serve in the Nevada State Senate delivered part of the keynote address, joining with others “to highlight the importance of state legislative races, in-state leadership, and building a strong bench for the future of the Democratic Party,” according to a statement from the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee.