Press Releases

Aug 30th, 2020

Once again Mark Amodei fails those of us in CD2, and this time the Nation as a whole.

While Mr. Amodei’s office declares his support of the US Postal Service, he did not vote on HR 8015, which will help support the USPS through the election. Did he even show up to vote? If so his travel is just wasting taxpayers time and money. We need and deserve better representation that this! Join us in voting for Patricia Ackerman for CD 2, so we can actually have real representation in the House of Representatives.

And while you are waiting, give Mr. Amodei’s office a call and let them know that you cannot support a Congressman who won’t even vote to Save Our Postal System!

His Nevada office number is 775-686-5760. Give him a call if you have a chance.

Aug. 27th, 2020

Lyon County Democrats condemn absolutely and in the strongest possible terms the mob violence inflicted upon Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Minden, Nevada, on August 8, 2020. This type of behavior, in which violence, the threat of violence, verbal abuse, and intimidation are used in an attempt to silence the free expression of thought and opinion not only has no place in our democracy, but is a clear and dangerous threat to our democratic form of government.

The right of the people to freely and peaceably assemble is enshrined in the First Amendment of the Constitution, and applies across the political spectrum. An attack on one—whether Black Lives Matter demonstrators or Blue Lives Matter demonstrators—is an attack on all, and cannot be tolerated. In Minden on August 8, a group of about 30 Black Lives Matter demonstrators were set upon by a mob, including numerous individuals armed with assault-style rifles, sidearms, baseball bats, knives, and other weapons. Some were wearing quasi-military uniforms, body armor, helmets, and other tactical gear. The mob, which numbered in the hundreds, surrounded and pursued the demonstrators, subjecting them to a relentless stream of shouted curses, threats, and in a number of cases, physical attacks. The small number of mostly very young demonstrators are to be commended for their courage, poise, and restraint in very trying circumstances.

The dangers of this kind of mob behavior cannot be underestimated. Citizens of our country were subjected to an overt, violent attempt to deny them their rights. This is unacceptable. We cannot allow it to become normalized in any way. The Trump / Republican sympathies of the mob were clear, as was the participation of heavily armed, self-styled militias, who see themselves as some sort of enforcers. These groups and individuals hide behind the Second Amendment, when in fact they are the very opposite of “well-regulated militias” the Constitution envisions. The Second Amendment does not grant any individual or group the right to use weapons to intimidate their fellow citizens.

This type of thing may be politics as usual in dictatorships or countries under strong-man rule, but it has no place in our political dialog. We cannot allow it to become the norm in Minden, or anywhere else, and remain a free, democratic country.

Aug. 16th, 2020
Jim Wheeler time and time again fails those he is supposed to represent. From stating in 2013 that he would vote to reinstate slavery if his constituents wanted it to supporting a Sheriff who threatened to not respond to calls from the Douglas County Library because they wanted to issue a statement of support for Black Lives Matter, he follows logic that is, in this day and age, unconscionable. Since Mr. Wheeler’s Assembly District includes part of Lyon County, we want to condemn in the strongest terms possible his continued statements that cross the line of what is decent and right

Aug. 4th, 2020
The Lyon County Democrats want to thank Gov. Sisolak for signing AB4 into law. During these unprecedented times we need real leadership that is willing to stand up for the health and safety of all Nevadans, and not concede to the unfounded fears of the few. Thank you Governor Sisolak!