Ruben Kihuen re: Rep. Hardy’s Sham Publicity Stunt on Public Lands

Ruben J. KihuenToday, Congressman Cresent Hardy and Congressman Rob Bishop of Utah are holding a House Committee on Natural Resources “field hearing” in North Las Vegas to discuss their plans to radically change federal land management policy in Southern Nevada.

State Senator Ruben Kihuen, Democratic candidate for Nevada’s 4th Congressional District, issued the following statement:

“Once again, Congressman Hardy – this time with the help of his fellow extremist Congressman Bishop – is organizing a publicity stunt to make the case for implementing his racist friend Cliven Bundy’s reckless agenda on public lands. Overwhelmingly, Nevadans across party lines understand that keeping public lands in public hands grows our state’s economy, improves our quality of life and supports outdoor recreation opportunities. The Hardy-Bundy agenda on display today at this sham hearing would open up our public lands to being privatized, restrict access for Nevadans and blow a hole in the state budget.”

Ruben Kihuen is scheduled to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday, sometime around 5pm eastern time (2pm Nevada time). If you have cable/satellite, tune in on C-SPAN to watch without all the talking head spin and interruptions.

Report to NSDP Central Cmtee Members

Welcome to May and just 2 days until early voting and 166 days until the General Election.

Since our Central Meeting in Carson City we have been very busy planning for the NSDP State Convention in Las Vegas June 9-10. We are expecting a lot of excitement at the convention and are excited to have Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as our keynote speaker.

In April I traveled to Charlotte, NC the site of the DNC Convention in September. We toured the convention center and areas around Charlotte. The city is preparing for a great convention. While there I also visited our assigned hotel, which is the Hilton Garden Inn just across the street from the convention center. At our DNC Executive Committee meeting the board voted to approve the Credentials Committee and Rules Committee appointments of our Chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Nevada won again as Assemblywoman Lucy Flores was appointed co-vice chair of Credentials and Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz was appointed to the Rules Committee.

I will visit Charlotte again in July for the State Chairs meeting. I will be insuring arrangements for the Nevada Delegation are in order for our visit in September.

During the past few months I have been given the honor to speak at OFA Office openings in Southern Nevada. It is great to see the excitement! I have also attended many candidate events and walked in the Helldorado parade for Shelley Berkley.

I have started having monthly conference calls with our elected Leadership Team, Vice Chair James Brown, 1st Vice Chair Theresa Navarro, Secretary Marla Turner, Treasurer Jan Churchill, Parliamentarian JoEtta Brown and Executive Director Zach Zaragoza. The Rules and Bylaws Committee worked tirelessly to write Election and Convention Rules.

The Executive Committee had a conference call to approve the Election Rules.
Thank you for all that you do to move our party forward! As always I am available to answer any questions you might have. My cell is 702.767.5332 or you can reach me via e-mail at

Roberta Lange