You may have heard that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but in this election season, two rising politicians are putting the Silver State on national political radar. PowerPac+ is thrilled to announce that Congressman Steven Horsford and Lieutenant Governor hopeful Lucy Flores have sailed through their democratic primaries, and are setting their sights on victory in November!
Steven and Lucy have already demonstrated their commitment to our core values at PowerPac+: issues like education, economic equality, and immigration. Last night’s victory for this dynamic duo confirms the power of the growing core of Latino voters that are increasingly driving political progress in Nevada. Below, we break down just a few of the ways Lucy and Steven are changing the game in their home state, and why it matters for all of us.
Women and Families First
As an assemblywoman, Lucy passed a law enabling victims of domestic violence to exit a lease early if they feel threatened or endangered. She is a bold supporter of reproductive freedom and sex education reform, even speaking publicly about her own decision to get an abortion as a teenager. Steven continues to urge Congress to take action on immigration, speaking powerfully on behalf of Nevada families threatened to be torn apart by deportation. He also supports increased services and funding for victims of domestic violence.
Equality and Opportunity for all Nevadans
Lucy passed legislation ensuring equal economic protection for all Nevadans, and has stated that she would prioritize broadening opportunity for middle class families if elected as Lieutenant Governor. Steven authored and passed the Clean Energy Jobs Initiative to stimulate job growth in clean energy and promote renewable energy use.
Investing in Nevada’s Students
Lucy helped pass a law making sure that graduation requirements for high school students are based on final exams for courses they have actually taken, rather than one-size-fits-all standardized tests. Steven stood up against budget cuts that would have forced teachers out of their positions and left schools without adequate funding for maintenance. He has also been a strong public advocate for affordability in higher education.
Breaking Through Color Lines
Along with three others, Lucy was among the first group of Hispanic women to serve in Nevada legislature. If elected, she would be the first ever Latina to serve as the state’s Lieutenant Governor. In 2008, Steven was elected the first African-American Majority Leader to represent Nevada.
Join us in supporting these two Nevada powerhouses on their way to victory in November! The change they embody could become a defining model of inclusive, multiracial politics in the Southwest and beyond.