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DNC Convention Roundup: “America’s Promise”

The final night of the Democratic National Convention offered a vision of what America can and will be after we elect Joe Biden. The night’s theme grounded viewers in foundational principles of empathy, compassion, and justice. Joe Biden spoke to millions of viewers not as a politician, but as a human being, acknowledging the collective exhaustion and grief carried by the American people.

But Biden let us know that he is no stranger to adversity. In his speech last night, he offered lessons borne of personal struggle. In a moving address to the nation, our presidential nominee reminded us of the power of “hope, love, and light.” Nevada Democrats’ mirrored this message of aspiration in last evening’s livestreamed pre-show

Nevada State Assemblyman Edgar Flores recounted how his parents worked multiple jobs to provide for his family. The Assemblyman stated that electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will put America on a path to “restore our humanity,” affirming the inherent value of community members like Flores’ own parents. 

DNC Chairman Tom Perez, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Representative Steven Horsford, and Nevada State Assemblyman Edgar Flores spoke with conviction during the Nevada Democrats’ pre-show; illuminating the road ahead. 

Chairman Perez emphasized the importance of these next few months, deeming November 3rd “the most important election of our lifetime.” Nevadans agree. Watch parties across the state, including Asian American and Pacific Islanders, Basques, and Native Americans for Biden, convened to listen to Joe Biden’s remarks, capturing the excitement and energy Nevada Democrats will bring in the weeks ahead.

With the stakes higher than ever for all Nevadans, Nevada Democrats are making a clear case for why we must elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this November:

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cortez Masto says elect Joe Biden, Democratic senators

  • “After four years of Donald Trump, I know Joe Biden is the person who’s going to lead this country,” Cortez Masto said.
  • “Hard-working Nevada families and workers have been forced into an unprecedented era of unemployment because this administration failed to act,” Horsford said.
  • Perez, who served as labor secretary during the Obama administration, said the week’s convention events gave the public a clear view of Biden, whom he called “a man of humility, compassion, empathy and accomplishment.”

Las Vegas Review-Journal, Joe Biden accepts Democratic nomination for president

  • The acceptance speech capped a four-day virtual Democratic National Convention that highlighted Biden’s platform to address racial injustice, climate change, gun control and violence against women, and to unify the country.
  • A technical showcase, the virtual convention replaced the crowd shots of delegates with hats, political buttons and banners.
  • Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, Rep. Dina Titus and state Sen. Yvanna Cancela, all Nevada Democrats, had roles in the confab.

Las Vegas Sun, Nevada Democrats hope to build on Biden’s big night

  • In Nevada, Democratic officials continued their praise of Biden, who they say will bring stability to the country after four turbulent years of President Donald Trump.
  • “What you see and saw over this week, and what you know and you’ve heard over the years, that sincerely is Joe Biden, and that’s who we need leading our country right now,” Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto said.
  • Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford, who endorsed Biden ahead of the state Democratic caucuses, said that Democrats would need to “fight like never before.”
  • State Assemblyman Edgar Flores, D-Las Vegas, said Trump has contributed to the country’s current polarization “from the very moment that Trump came down that escalator announcing his candidacy for president, he’s been fanning the fire of racism, hate, xenophobia.”

KNTV, Nevada Sen. Yvanna Cancela shares thoughts on Democratic National Convention

  • Nevada state Sen. Yvanna Cancela joined 13 Action News after the final night of the Democratic National Convention. Cancela is considered one of the rising starts in the Democratic Party.