NSDP Chair’s Newsletter

JUNE 20-21, 2014

Dates3RememberThe NSDP Convention will be held at the Circus Circus in downtown Reno, Nevada.  The Awards Cocktail Reception at 7pm Friday night and the Convention will be all day Saturday followed by our first SCC meeting.  Attendees can register through EventBrite online or via mail after the County Conventions to avoid confusion.

The room block is now open to reserve rooms at $89/night.

Link to Circus Circus Room Block  http:// https://resweb.passkey.com/go/PNVDEMS

Marla Turner is Chair of the Convention Committee.  Her committee will be working on the Reception and various details of convention day.

Luke McCarthy is Chair of the Platform Committee.  Shortly you will receive information on Platform Hearings.

Chris Wicker is Chair of the Credentials Committee.


 Friday, April 25, 5:30 – 7:30p

for more details click here https://www.facebook.com/events/1481668505385483/


The Democratic Women’s Alliance’s (DWA) primary focus is to grow and engage the number of women involved in the party at all levels from those who want to make educated decisions at the ballot box to women who decide to run for office.

For more information please visit:  http://www.democrats.org/people/democratic_womens_alliance.  Make sure you click on the “Get Updates” tab to register and get updates.

DWA also hosts webinars.  Following is an example:  http://bit.ly/womensoutreach

To sign up for the DWA list serve click here http://bit.ly/dwaoptin



Voting is one of the most fundamental rights in our democracy. That’s why we’re launching the Voter Expansion Project. We’re leading the charge to expand the vote, because it’s not enough anymore for us to simply protect against voting restrictions.

Join President Bill Clinton and the Democratic Party in our fight to protect and expand the right to vote.   


The Voting Rights Institute of the Democratic National Committee is a permanent organization created to monitor developments in election law, advocate to make voting more accessible, and provide guidance on voting rights and election administration issues. This work is integrally tied to our Party’s platform, which commits to fully protecting and enforcing the fundamental right to vote.

The Democratic National Committee is dedicated to ensuring that the process of voting remains open and fair for all eligible Americans. We continue to work to defeat any legislative or political effort that erodes the most fundamental of American rights—the right to vote.

Under the leadership of its chair Donna Brazile, the Voting Rights Institute focuses on the protection and expansion of voting rights in a variety of ways, including:

  • Voting Rights Policy Development
  • Research and Publication
  • Voter Protection Organizing
  • Redistricting Support
  • Voting Rights Litigation Support

If you want to join the fight to beat back Republican attempts to limit the right to vote, and support leaders across the country who are working to expand and modernize access to the ballot, sign up here: www.votingrightsmatter.com


This week, as Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker kicked off his reelection campaign and Texas Governor Rick Perry underwent a renewed ethics investigation, we examined the corruption and illegal behavior of Republican governors across the country. The DNC has released a new video, “Law and Disorder: Republican Governors Unit,” which emphasizes that the scandals in these administrations rival any reality TV drama. For more information about the many investigations into corruption, unethical behavior and other illegal activity engulfing GOP governors across the country, please see the Weekly Communications Update, which is attached.

Also included in the Update is this week’s news from the Congressional Budget Office, which released new estimates that show premiums for health care plans purchased through Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exchanges will be lower than previously anticipated. The revised estimates come as recent poll numbers indicate that more Americans are supportive of the ACA. You can watch the President announcing that 8 million Americans have signed up for private health coverage thanks to the ACA by clicking here. For recent headlines about the ACA collected by our factivists, please click here. Also on social media this week, Vice President Joe Biden returned to Twitter in advance of the 2014 election. You can get his tweets by following @JoeBiden on Twitter, or take a look at the pictures (including a selfie with the President!) on his brand new Instagram.
To read about President Obama and Vice President Biden’s joint speech on skills based job training, updates on the Ryan Budget, and news from the states, please review the Weekly Communications Update, and share with your networks.



Clark County JJ Dinner
Special Guest Speaker Governor Martin O’Malley
Friday, May 2
Tropicana Hotel

Lyon County JJ Dinner
Sunday, June 22


Thursday, April 24
Douglas County Central Committee Meeting

Saturday, May 3
Clark County Central Committee Meeting
(following the County Convention)

Tuesday, May 6
White Pine County Central Committee Meeting
Elko Central Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 13
Humboldt County Central Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 15
Nye County Central Committee Meeting

Saturday, May 17
Lyon County Central Committee Meeting

Monday, May 19
Douglas County Central Committee Meeting

Wednesday, May 21
Churchill County Central Committee Meeting

Thursday, May 22
Douglas County Central Committee Meeting