Below you’ll find cadidate statements from individuals who are running for At-Large National Delegate positions. Please review these statements ahead of the State Convention voting period. Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name within their delegate group (also listed alphebetically by last name).
Candidates for Joe Biden
We live in an amazing country. We are a nation whose vibrant history is woven together like a fabric of our lives; lives that are black and white and yellow and brown.
We have always been a nation that has welcomed the talents and struggles of people from all nations and faces. We are not a nation who would put those people in cages and take their children from them.
That’s why I am a Democrat. The Democratic Party looks like America. Its strength comes from knowing that what makes America great are the efforts and talents from people of all walks of life.
As a woman of color who grew up in a lower class community and went on to earn my law degree, I have always known that the Democratic Party was the only viable political option for me. It was the only party that truly represented me and what I believe in. Coming into this election cycle we have a lot of issues that need to be cured – human rights, economic stability, the environmental crisis. I am proud that the Democratic Party, my party, stands on the right side of history on all of these issues.
I would be extremely honored to take part in the Democratic National Convention when we elect Joe Biden to represent us in the upcoming national election. I humbly ask for your vote.
Candidates for Bernie Sanders
Hello Brothers and Sisters
My name is Adam Berger and I am a super volunteer for the Bernie 2020 campain, and a member leader of Make The Road Nevada. I’m announcing my candidacy to be a DNC delegate for Bernie Sanders in Congressional District 3.
Bernie is the most progressive candidate, and maybe even the most progressive US politician. While he failed to secure the Democratic nomination back in 2016, here’s a list of why Bernie Sanders is a good choice, if not the best choice.
Heres what you can expect from Bernie.
“Medicare For All, free college tuition, and student debt relief, A Green New Deal, with an ambitious jobs program, strong climate-conscious environmental regulations, universal child care, massive investement in housing and public education, a national $15 minimum wage, expanding social security, banning predatory lending, strong pro-union legislation, ending corporate tax giveaways, mandatory paid sick and family leave and vacation, gender pay equity laws, dismantling private detention centers, demilitarizing the police, banning for-profit prisons, end the War on Drugs, ending voter suppresion, stoping illegal bombings, ending the War on Terror, non-interventionalist foreign policy, and on and on.”
For four decades, Bernie has been championing policies like universal health care and has spoken against US foreign intervention and capitalist policies that have been hurting the American people.
All of these reasons are why I am running to represent Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District. I will fight for progressive policies for all regardless of immigration status.
Hello there, my name is Isaac Chandler, I’m 26 years old, and I’m running to be one of your delegates for the Democratic National Convention set to take place in mid-August. I’m not one for long speeches and preaching buzzwords pandering for votes, so I’ll just say that I take pride in the democratic process and want to make sure the voice of our district is heard loud and clear and the National Convention.
Much like the famed Roman Cincinnatus, I’m “putting down my plow,” so to speak, to go be our voice there, to shine our choice for the presidential candidate, and to express the issues that we, the people of this district, feel need to be heard at the national level. Like Cincinnatus, when I’m done, I’m putting down my laurels, coming home, and picking right back up where I left off with my work.
I know it’s not the political pandering speech we’re all used to hearing from candidates in politics, but I hope my message to you is clear, and I hope that you will consider me for the position. Either way, thank you for taking the time to vote, and I hope you all are doing well in these trying times and have a good rest of your day.
My name is Mahalia Jaramillo and I would be humbled to serve as a National Delegate for Nevada. I worked as a Field Organizer for the 2020 Bernie Sanders campaign in Reno from last June until the caucus in February. During my time working on the campaign, I knocked on many doors and talked to voters all across the state. I was able to hear directly from Nevadans about the issues they were facing and the different ways their families were struggling. I learned about the hardships and heartaches that are leaving our community members feeling sick, broke, and like they have no voice. Conversation after conversation with people from around the state made things very clear. Bernie Sanders was the only candidate who made those I spoke with feel heard and feel like the battles they were facing could be won. He is still the only candidate who is actually fighting for us, the people, and not for anyone or anything else. It would be an honor to represent the countless individuals I spoke with and to help advocate for my fellow Nevadans on a national level.
WHO: I’m a single parent, small business owning, nature and freedom loving activist with a master’s degree. I got involved with Bernie Sanders in 2016 and was a state delegate. I am a local party chair (this month) and was treasurer and then vice-chair. I am a lobbyist on criminal justice issues. I have a large garden, chickens and just finished constructing my own greenhouse. I am a musician.
WHY: I have been involved in politics and pollical action most of my adult life. I was kicked out of high school for protesting the military industrial complex, was a Jesse Jackson delegate and believe firmly and act and live my life on progressive values. I believe climate change is an existential threat to humanity. Bernie Sanders rekindled my desire to affect change through the political process. In 2018 I knocked on every democratic door in the city limits of Fallon, NV. I have real sense of urgency.
It would be an honor to represent Bernie Sanders as a delegate to the national convention.
Dear Nevada Democratic delegates, as time grows closer to the day of our vote, the world is changing. As seen in Minneapolis’ pending abolition of the police department, all our dreams previously thought impossible are now within our grasp. The year of 2020 will be remembered as a pivotal one. It’s more important than ever that we ensure our views are represented both in Milwaukee and nationwide. As a young Nevadan, I would love to carry your views to the rest of the nation!