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Precinct Caucuses and County Convention

All registered Elko County Democrats are encouraged to attend the Elko County precinct caucuses and county convention on Saturday, February 24 beginning at 9 a.m. at Adobe Middle School, 3375 Jennings Way in Elko. Independent and Republican voters wanting to register as Democrats are also invited to attend. Voter registration will be available the day of the caucus.

“This is political participation at the grass roots level,” said Steve Anderson, chair of the Elko County Democratic Central Committee (ECDCC). “Anyone interested in being involved is welcome to attend. We will be voting on resolutions and selecting delegates to the Nevada State Democratic Party Convention being held in Reno June 23-24.”

In non-presidential election years, county caucuses are held to elect delegates to the county and state convention; elect members of the state central committee; and, to receive and discuss proposed platform resolutions. Any registered Democrat who will be 18 or older by Nov. 6, 2018, can attend.

Local Dems will gather at 9 a.m. to register for the caucus, which will be called to order at 10 a.m. After a caucus chair and secretary are elected, local candidates will have an opportunity to address the group, then delegates and alternates to the county convention will be elected. In turn, these delegates will choose delegates/alternates to the state convention (which will be held on June 23-24 in Reno). Dems interested in serving on the local or state Democratic Central Committees will also be chosen. Additionally, participants will be able to submit any proposed platform resolutions.

Elko County Democrats meet in Elko the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital conference room. The reinvigorated ECDCC has been working the past year on increasing visibility in the community, hosting candidate forums, reaching out to potential voters and creating alliances with community groups.

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Roosevelt/Kennedy Dinner

Nevada’s freshman Democratic U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto will give the keynote speech at a Saturday, Aug. 26, Roosevelt/Kennedy fundraising dinner hosted by the Elko County Democratic Central Committee (ECDCC). Sen. Cortez Masto, the first Latina elected to the U.S. Senate, joins speakers West Wendover Mayor Daniel Corona, the youngest person in Nevada to be elected mayor, and William McCurdy, the first African American chair of the state Democratic Party, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Elko Convention Center.

The new ECDCC, reinvigorated during the 2016 Presidential campaign, is hosting the dinner for the public, and local and state Democrats following the quarterly meeting of the Nevada State Democratic Central Committee to be held in Elko on Aug. 26.

“We are honored to have Senator Cortez Masto as our guest,” notes Steve Anderson, chair of the ECDCC. “We appreciate her willingness to interact with citizen’s in Elko and look forward to hearing her thoughts on national politics and the impacts on rural Nevada.”

Dinner tickets are $65 per person with a discounted cost of $500 for the purchase of a table seating eight people. Tickets can be purchased at the Elko Convention Center, by emailing ElkoDems@gmail.com, or by calling Mike Smith at 775-530-0165.

A no-host bar opening to the public at 5 p.m. will precede the 6 p.m. dinner catered by the nationally famous Star Hotel’s Basque restaurant. A local Basque dance troop, recently returned from performing in Buffalo, New York, will dance during the event.

Senator Cortez Masto serves on six Senate Committees, including the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; the Committee on Rules and Administration; the Committee on Indian Affairs; and the Special Committee on Aging her Website states.

For information about the dinner, local Democratic events, and the ECDCC’s mission, visit their Website, www.elkodems.org, email ElkoDems@gmail.com, or find them on Facebook/elkocountydems or Twitter @ElkoCountyDems.
Local Democrats meet the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital classroom adjacent to the hospital’s cafeteria. The committees goal is to support Democrats and Democratic Party values.

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Indivisible Workshop on Saturday!

Saturday, May 13th at 6 p.m. at the NNRH classroom, Elko County Democratic Central Committee is sponsoring a workshop by Indivisible Northern Nevada given by Chip Evans, the 2016 Democratic Congressional nominee and former Washoe County Democratic Party Chair, and Anna Scanlon, political consultant from Masses Unite. They  will present information about how we can help identify, encourage and support candidates. They will also identify meaningful work we can do NOW to prepare for the 2018 elections, even before candidates declare for office. Please join us for this important opportunity.

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State Dems meet & greet in Elko

Great turn out at Duncan Little Creek to meet Nevada State Democratic Party Chair and Assemblyman William McCurdy II, Vice Chair Marty McGarry and others from the NSDP during their listening tour in Elko. Our concerns were discussed and ideas exchanged about how to stand up for our Democratic ideals through standing together, advocating on the local, state and national level and in connecting with the communities we live in. We look forward to another visit soon.