Creating Good Trouble


I had the honor of celebrating Black History Month with my constituents in Congressional District 4. As we reflected on the historical impact and contributions of African Americans to the United States, one can’t help but be proud of our joined American history. As Nevada’s first Black congressional member, I am proud to stand on the shoulders of so many who paved the way. I think of the late Rep. John Lewis, who passed away last year. Rep. Lewis was a good friend and colleague who instilled in all of us the need to shine a light on any injustice and get into “Good Trouble” to bring lasting change. Let us continue to celebrate these great Americans who helped to form a more perfect union.

 

As a community here in North Las Vegas, we faced a tragic loss of a family that had to bury their children due to a senseless speeding accident. Attending the vigil for the children and brother of Erlina Zacarias and Jesus Mejia-Santana, I witnessed our strength and compassion as Nevadans. I would like to thank all the community members that came together to show support to the family, we are stronger together.

 

This month, I also had the privilege of standing in solidarity with Culinary Union 226 in support of their protest of Stations Casino, reminding them that unions built the middle class and that they need to provide fair pay and equal treatment in the workplace. Culinary also celebrated the historic legacy of Former Secretary-Treasurer Geoconda Argüello-Kline, who retired after 32 years of service, fighting on behalf of Nevada workers. Geo was the first woman and first Hispanic person to be elected to her position, after starting her career years ago as a guest room attendant. Her life and work have been an inspiration to me, and I’m honored to call her a friend.

 

Lastly, I am excited to announce that my campaign is now accepting applications for our National Democracy Summer program in partnership with Rep. Jamie Raskin. As a part of this initiative, I am looking for ten dedicated high school seniors and college students to join me as a Horsford Fellow. Fellows will participate in key organizing events and learn to phone-bank, text bank, canvass and be a part of the movement to retain Democratic control of the House here in District 4. Additional information and the application for the PAID fellowship can be found on my campaign website at http://stevenhorsford.com.

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