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STATEMENT: Nevada State AFL-CIO Aligns Itself with Nevada Democratic Unity Slate, Pushes for Inclusive, Pro-Labor Leadership

Stephanie Justice
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LAS VEGAS —  Today, the Nevada State AFL-CIO announced its support of Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno for chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party and the entire Democratic Unity Slate. This announcement follows the Nevada State Democratic Party’s alarming decision to purge over 200 Central Committee members without notice. Nevada State AFL-CIO Executive Secretary-Treasurer Susie Martinez issued the following statement:

“Nevada is a labor-powered state, and unions have delivered for Democrats at all levels of government cycle after cycle. However, the current leadership at the Nevada State Democratic Party has not only refused to express its appreciation for the labor movement, but is facing yet another controversy—one out of many for which it can only blame itself. Next year, Nevada will hold the second presidential primary in the nation, and our members deserve new leadership that they can trust to navigate through our state’s elevated role in national politics. We will no longer deal with incompetence and ignorance, and that’s why the current leadership must step back.

Assemblywoman Daniele Monroe-Moreno can and will usher in a new generation of leadership in our state’s Democratic Party. Endorsed time and time again by the Nevada State AFL-CIO, she will continue to do what it takes to ensure that Nevada’s working families thrive. She will also bring inclusivity to the state party, a critical component that has been missing from its leadership for far too long as our state grows more diverse. All eyes will be on Nevada in 2024, and we need a leader who can look at our issues in a fresh lens—not fumble around the moment that we’re in the spotlight. Assemblywoman Monroe-Moreno is the only person we can trust with this crucial duty. 

Labor will always be there for pro-worker candidates, but we require that our members and their issues are no longer pushed to the side due to ineptitude by our leaders. It is time for new leadership and a new vision at the Nevada State Democratic Party before we enter one of the most crucial election cycles for Nevada’s workers yet.”