In a call with reporters following the conclusion of Democratic presidential candidate debates in Detroit, MI and ahead of a public service forum in Las Vegas hosted by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Sen. Rosen underscored the need to create an economy that works for all Americans and the importance of having this critical discussion in Nevada.
“It is so important we have conversations like the upcoming forum to discuss the need for new economic policies that create an economy that works for all Americans,” said Senator Jacky Rosen. “That means paying workers a livable wage, providing employees the benefits they’ve earned, guaranteeing safe work environments, and promoting a secure retirement. We need to make the American Dream, once again, attainable for every hardworking American. When candidates lay out their plans to help Nevada families succeed, make no mistake, they are laying down the framework of how our country will succeed. And it’s no secret that the result of Nevada’s caucuses will be a bellwether of the direction the country is leaning -- we are an important test for every campaign. Doing well in Nevada means that you listened to us, embraced our diversity, and responded to our concerns.”
Nearly 14% of Nevadans are union members, making the Silver State home to one of the largest organized labor populations in the country. Nevada’s 2020 First in the West caucus will be presidential candidates’ first test in a state with a strong organized labor presence and will become a critical constituency again in November.