This week has been full of energy and excitement as supporters turn out for Nevada’s loudest voice for LGBT and progressive communities, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
On Saturday, Reid was at the kick-off event for a Las Vegas call center with 22 stations that can make thousands of call an hour, reaching voters across the state. I jumped on the call system as soon as I could and was able to turn out hundreds of voters for Senator Reid, reminding them how important this election is.
This week was also the first week of early voting out here in Nevada. In this first week, Nevadans have been eager to go out to make their voices heard by voting for those who have stood up for equality in Nevada.
One of the places that we are seeing this early voting is from students voting at Lied Library at University of Nevada Las Vegas. We’ll be on campus talking to students about how much Senator Reid has done and will continue to do once he returns to the Senate. Yesterday, Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Chuck Liddell, one of Senator Reid’s biggest fans, was on hand to help remind students to go out and vote.
Perhaps most exciting, President Obama arrived in town today for some events here in southern Nevada. He will be joined by special guest Sara Bareilles tomorrow for the last leg of the “Moving America Forward” rallies. The rally will be held tomorrow at Orr Middle School in Las Vegas at 4:30 pm. For more information about this rally or any of the events going on around the state, contact me at Adrian.Matanza@hrc.org