Today, I got an update and toured the @NDOTProjectNeon construction site. This project will help ease traffic congestion at the Spaghetti Bowl and create over 4,000 direct and indirect jobs in Las Vegas. These are the type of projects that are needed and could be funded by an infrastructure bill in Congress. This project is scheduled to be completed in July 2019. #NV04
#Repost @dccc ・・・ #BREAKING : Over the last several months, we conducted extensive #polling across the country, including in deep red districts. The results are AMAZING for Democrats. Bottom line: The House is ours for the taking. Let's do this! . . . #FlipTheHouse #RedToBlue #ElectionDay2018 #IA01 #NJ02 #CA10 #UT04 #NY22 #MI07 #VA10 #FL26 #WA08 #NV04 #CO06 #WA05
#BREAKING : Over the last several months, we conducted extensive #polling across the country, including in deep red districts. The results are AMAZING for Democrats. Bottom line: The House is ours for the taking. Let's do this! . . . #FlipTheHouse #RedToBlue #ElectionDay2018 #IA01 #NJ02 #CA10 #UT04 #NY22 #MI07 #VA10 #FL26 #WA08 #NV04 #CO06 #WA05
"...our campaign is about putting people over profit. Our campaign is about the thousands of people who are underserved and underrepresented. I am here today as your champion, I'm here today as I open the door for a better tomorrow. Together we will lead and together we will have built people power and when we vote we will have paved the way to the American Dream."#TeamVilela #NV04
When I first entered politics, a wise mentor told me, people run for office for only two reasons - to be someone, or to do something. I have had the great privilege of meeting so many incredible public servants who ran for office to do something, and the unfortunate experience of meeting others who ran for office to be someone. My other dear sister, colleague, and friend @ninaturnerohio famously said, titles are great but purpose is better. I have arrived at a time in my life where if I’m not convinced you’re running to do something, then I’m not supporting you - I don’t care who you are or how important the office is that you’re running for. Our community and our needs are TOO GREAT to accept anything less than full commitment to serve the people first, and everything else second. This is why I’ve decided to endorse @vilelaamy for Congressional District 4 in Nevada. The same seat that I ran for last election. I love this community deeply and Amy is the only person who had the courage to challenge the outed serial sexual harasser that Harry Reid helped put into office. The only one who acknowledged that while it would be difficult, she couldn’t sit idly by while this person continuously broke campaign promises. She was the only one. That shows courage. That shows commitment. That shows strength. This is why I’m supporting Amy and why I hope everyone else does too. #NV04
Truly honored to receive the 2018 Distinguished Community Health Defender Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers (@NACHC). I’ve been a tireless advocate for the 80,000 Nevadans who rely on community health centers for primary care and I’ll keep working so all Nevadans can access the care they need. #NV04 #Nevada #valueCHCs #FQHC
It was a pleasure to hang out with Mack Miller (candidate for Nevada Assembly District 5) and Jeff Miller (candidate for CD4) last night, at the Las Vegas Republican Town Hall Group meeting. These two are close friends and great candidates in their races. #WUSA #MNGA #NV04
Had a great time visiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (@BGCSNV) in the 4th Congressional District. I held a mini town hall meeting with some very bright students and also learned about their after-school programs. Thank you to the wonderful staff for the tour and warm welcome. #NV04
My colleague Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto and I witnessed nearly 100 Nevadans get sworn-in as United States citizens in beautiful Red Rock Canyon. I had the honor of becoming a U.S. citizen in 2004 and it was one of the proudest days of my life. Congratulations to all the new citizens! #NV04
"I'm inspired by BOLD Progressive women like Amy!"-Super Intern Jessie! Thank you Jessie, for being part of our efforts to have a better tomorrow. With your passion and support as our fuel there's no limits on how far we will go, but one thing is for certain, that on our way to Washington D.C. your voice and efforts will be represented. I'll make sure to leave the door open for young women from all walks of life have an opportunity to run for office and win! #teamvilela #nv04
"Fighting for what's right."- Super Vol Christian Gonzalez signs our wall of action. @christiangonzalez44 thanks for joining us and mobilizing voters in our community. Thank you for talking about the issues that matter and affect our families! With you #wecanwin #nv04 #teamvilela
Look at our brand new office!!!Come Volunteer everyday from now until Primary Day and then some! We are open every single day from 10 am til 8pm Mon - Friday and 10-5pm Sat-Sunday! 912 W. Owens Ave, Las Vegas NV 89106 #nv04 #peopleoverprofit #volunteer #teamvilela #hittingthemdoors
Shout out to @honigmanbill of @progressive_democrats. You're a true friend and ally!
BIG thanks to @thejimmydoreshow and @miserableliberal for having me on!
Getting ready for a tech-check before skyping in to Aggressive Progressives. Grassroots candidates must have many skills!
More shots from Team Vilela First Friday voter outreach!
Had a great time meeting with HRC Federal Club members tonight!
People. Over. Profit.
Run? I'd rather dance for office.
Legal for who? Source: https://theintercept.com/2018/01/25/marijuana-legalization-weed-drug-arrest
"Never Trumper" Cresent Hardy, who lost his bid for reelection in 2016, has jumped into the race for his old seat in Congress. This guy continues to bash Trump at every opportunity, and thinks he can win. Hardy will get zero support from me! #NeverHardy #HorribleHardy #NV04 #MAGA
Marsha P. Johnson legally changed her name from Malcolm Michaels in 1966. When people asked Marsha her middle name, she'd reply, "Pay it no mind." Her answer served to deter questions about her gender. Marsha is said to have been at the Stonewall Inn the night the infamous rioting broke out that would spark a revolution in the LGBT community and begin the modern gay rights movement. Marsha is credited with establishing communities in which people of alternative lifestyles would feel welcome. Marsha lived in New York City until her death in 1992. Today she's remembered among gender rights activists for her many contributions to the trans community. #TeamVilela #NV04 #marshapjohnson #stonewallriots #stonewall #gayrights #transrights #lgbtq #gaypride #gaypower #gayliberation
https://youtu.be/CxTReRmH2jA We're celebrating the life of Martin Luther King this week as we approach his birthday. Dr. King knew that every voice in the chorus, no matter how small, amplifies the message. Perhaps no one illustrates that message better than Fannie Lou Hamer, a sharecropper who found herself an unlikely heroine in the battle for civil rights. In 1962, Fannie Lou Hamer dared to attend a meeting to register to vote. The act changed her life forever. This unsung heroine's testimony at the 1964 Democratic Convention upset President Lyndon Johnson so much he called a news conference to get her off TV. Take the time to learn the story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who dared to speak up. #TeamVilela #NV04 #fannielouhamer #mlk #martinlutherkingjr #civilrights #votingrights #activism #progress #mississippi #freedomdemocrats
I will advocate replacing The War on Terror with A Marshall Plan for the Middle East and fight for a foreign policy that spares any more of our brave men and women from the horror of combat and post-traumatic stress disorders. #TeamVilela #NV04 #veteran #veterans #mlk #martinlutherkingjr #military #poverty #racism #progress
We MUST build an economy that works for all Americans. Endless corporate welfare, tax cuts for the richest families, stagnated wages, and weak social safety nets are diminishing this great nation year after year. #TeamVilela #NV04 #incomeinequality #inequality #livingwage #fightfor15 #taxtherich #endcorporategreed #medicareforall #freetuition #renewableenergy #getmoneyout #progressive #cantbebought #brandnewcongress #ourrevolution #justicedemocrats
I'd like to honor some of the unsung African American heroes of our history leading up to #MLK Jr's birthday. First, my children's great grandfather, Dr. Roscoe Lewis McKinney, founder of the department of anatomy at the College of Medicine at Howard University. The first black man to earn a Ph.D. in Anatomy, Dr. McKinney established the department at Howard University, serving as chair and vice dean of the College of Medicine. He was a graduate of Bates College, Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi honor society member, and Fulbright fellow. For half a century, McKinney taught and lectured around the world in divergent locations such as Iraq, India, and Saigon. He founded the first tissue-culture laboratory in the Washington, DC area, making Howard a focal point for advice in tissue-culture technique. Dr. McKinney's legacy in anatomy also includes his research in textbooks and his tissue samples as a standard in the reference text #GraysAnatomy . On a personal note, I find it painful and ironic that his great-granddaughter died due to discrimination in healthcare. #TeamVilela #NV04 #africanamerican #blackhistory #unsungheroes #heroes #phibetakappa #fullbrightfellow #anatomy #medicine #history #healthcare #sigmaxi #honorsociety #progress #discrimination
We are so proud to be endorsed by @Millennials4Rev! Over the past few years tens of millions of new Americans have gotten involved in the political process, the vast majority of them younger people. #Millennials are getting involved because the recognize what was once easily attainable in #America —a good public #education , steady jobs, #livingwages , #affordablehousing , and upward mobility—is an all but impossible #dream for current and future generations. They are leading the way as we fight for a freer and fairer #society , for #racial , #social , and #economic #justice , and for #climate justice and #peace , because they know, just like I know, #weareallinthistogether ! #TeamVilela #NV04 #wegotthis #peopleoverprofit #cantbebought #brandnewcongress #justicedemocrats #ourrevolution