Today, the Nevada State Democratic Party announced U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will join the 2020 State Convention as the keynote speaker on June 13th. Nevada Democrats will also hear from Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and members of the Nevada federal delegation, including U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen, Governor Steve Sisolak, and Representatives Dina Titus, Steven Horsford and Susie Lee.
“Nevada will be a critical state to win in 2020 if we want to elect Joe Biden to the White House and keep our Democratic majority in the House of Representatives,” said U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. “The Silver State has done incredible work electing Democrats up and down the ticket. From electing the first-ever female-majority State Legislature to flipping a U.S. Senate seat in 2018, Nevada has become a blueprint other battleground states work to emulate. I look forward to addressing the Democrats who will bring our party success once again in November.”
“I am grateful to join NV Dems’ State Convention,” said Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts. “Nevadans know all too well the pain of both mass shootings and daily gun violence. After electing Democrats up and down the ticket in 2018, legislators passed a series of laws aimed at preventing gun violence at the 2019 legislative session, proving that when we elect gun safety advocates, we make our communities safer. I can’t wait to see the work Nevadans are able to accomplish in 2020 and beyond.”
“Our Democratic Community is so lucky to have two incredibly inspiring and dedicated women leaders join our 2020 State Convention,” said Nevada State Democratic Party Chair William McCurdy II. “We have so many powerful women leaders running our state all the way from our state legislators to our female-majority federal delegation and Supreme Court. I have no doubt Shannon and Amy will feel right at home with our Democratic community. In Nevada, we know what it takes to win–a universe of fired up activists–and hearing from two leaders who know how to win will be the motivation we need to carry us through to November.”
NV Dems announced last month the State Convention would be held remotely across three days beginning June 11th through June 13th. The State Party is offering a number of virtual events to allow Democrats to connect remotely. Please find a schedule of events for each day below:
6:00 p.m. Organizing Nevada Panel featuring Nevada Field Directors for Democratic presidential candidates.
7:00 p.m. Congressional District 2 Town Hall with Democratic Nominee
6:00 p.m. Digital Organizing Training led by NV Dems Staff
7:15 p.m. Congressional District 1 Town Hall with Congresswoman Dina Titus
9:00 a.m. Caucus Breakouts, Native American Caucus & Young Democrats Caucus
11:00 a.m. Women’s Leadership Brunch featuring Lieutenant Governor Kate Marshall, Nevada State Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, Asha Jones; Chief Of Staff for Congressman Steven Horsford, Geoconda Argüello-Kline; UNITE HERE Culinary Workers Union Local 226 Secretary-Treasurer, Cecia Alvarado; Mi Familia Vota Nevada State Director
12:30 p.m. Congressional District 3 Town Hall with Congresswoman Susie Lee
1:30 p.m. Congressional District 4 Town Hall with Congressman Steven Horsford
3:00 p.m. Main speaking event including remarks from NV Dems Chair William McCurdy II, Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Governor Steve Sisolak, U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen, Shannon Watts, and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar
Details for media wishing to attend these events will be released in the coming weeks.