About 120 enthusiastic Republicans attended the Republican Club meeting on August 10. We heard excellent presentations by our state elected officials: Keith Pickard, Nevada State Senator, District 20; Melissa Hardy, Nevada Assembly District 22; and Glen Leavitt, Assembly District 23.
They summarized the new laws from the 2019 Legislative Session, which was almost completely controlled by Democrats: How they will impact our finances, our social life, our rights, our health services, our right to know public information, and just about every aspect of our lives. Almost all that was passed is contrary to Republican values.
All candidates emphasized that a successful Republican Get-Out-The-Vote effort is critical to keep Nevada from turning even more blue. After excellent presentations by our representatives there was an extended Q+A period. Members gained much insight into the legislative process. Our representatives are fighting an uphill battle with the Nevada legislature almost completely controlled by the Democrats.
Senator Pickard showed off his “24” shirt, symbolizing that he won by only 24 votes. It is likely that the excellent turnout of SCA Republicans provided that margin. Senator Pickard provided the one vote in the Senate that prevented the legislature from having complete control of the agenda. YOUR VOTE COUNTS!
In summary, Nevada has turned blue (for now), and we must unite if we are to turn it back to red again in 2020. The candidates emphasized the need for Republicans to unite and not be divided by our few differences. The question is, do we prefer a liberal Democrat or an "imperfect" Republican? We must unite and vote Republican, because the Democrats will surely stick together.