For Immediate Release
February 11, 2016
Contact: (702) 530-3482, Press@CatherineCortezMasto.com
Las Vegas, NV – Today, along side Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards and former Nevada Assembly Speaker Barbara Buckley, former Nevada Attorney General and Democratic candidate for United States Senate Catherine Cortez Masto endorsed Hillary Clinton for President in Las Vegas. The endorsement comes nine days before Nevada’s February 20th First in the West Presidential Caucuses. After the endorsement, Cortez Masto released the following statement:
“I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton for President because she is the champion Nevadans need fighting for us in the White House. Hillary is committed to ensuring middle class families are able to get ahead and stay ahead. She knows that we cannot sustain an economy where people at the top continue to prosper while wages for working families continue to flatline. And while too many in Washington are focused on ideological battles to defund Planned Parenthood, Hillary will focus on what Nevadans want: comprehensive immigration reform, raising the minimum wage, ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work, and preserving a woman’s access to basic, affordable – and at times life saving – health care.
“When she launched her candidacy for President, Hillary came to Nevada and immediately focused on comprehensive immigration reform – highlighting an issue that is a centerpiece of her campaign – and an issue that is deeply personal for me. My grandfather emigrated here from Chihuahua, Mexico, and because of his hard work – and the hard work of my parents – my sister and I were the first in our family to graduate from college. Everyone should have that opportunity to succeed – here in Nevada and across the country.
“In the Senate, I hope to work with President Hillary Clinton and members of both Parties to solve problems like a broken immigration system, paycheck discrimination, and stagnant wages. In contrast, my opponent, Congressman Heck, is part of the problem in Washington. Congressman Heck opposes comprehensive immigration reform, opposes a woman’s right to choose, voted multiple times to defund Planned Parenthood, and voted three times against ensuring women receive equal pay for equal work. I’m running for Senate to solve problems, and I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton because unlike many Republicans in Washington, she is committed to solving the challenges Nevada families face.”