Las Vegas, NV – The Nevada State Democratic Party released the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address:
“President Obama took office seven years ago, taking on the most challenging economic crisis since the Great Depression and dealing with the consequences of a failed and reckless foreign policy agenda. Under President Obama’s leadership, our country has emerged stronger: job growth has continued for 70 straight months, the unemployment rate has been cut in half, and America has regained our standing on the world stage.
“I’m proud that Nevada helped elect Barack Obama to the White House in 2008 and then helped ensure he was re-elected in 2012. After two terms that have made us stronger, it’s clear that Nevada can’t afford to change course with a Republican in the Oval Office in 2017. From their hostility towards immigrant families and their indifference to gun violence to their opposition to raising the minimum wage, the GOP’s presidential candidates would all ignore the progress we have made under President Obama and drag this country backwards.
“Tonight’s State of the Union address reminded Democrats how important it is to get involved in this election so that we continue President Obama’s achievements on everything from reforming our health care system and protecting LGBT Americans to acting on climate change and ending two wars. For Nevadans, electing our 45th President of the United States starts now with participating in our First in the West Democratic presidential caucuses on Saturday, February 20th.” — Nevada State Democratic Party Chair Roberta Lange