Press ReleaseReleased: August 7, 2008
DemocracyForAmerica.com, our nations largest progressive political action community, has endorsed Dina Titus campaign to represent Nevadas 3rd Congressional District. Dina is running against Dick Cheneys best friend, incumbent and Bush-Republican, Jon Porter.
Dina Titus has a 30-year record of accomplishment and leadership that cant be matched and Democracy for America is proud to endorse her campaign. said Jim Dean, Chair of DFA. Dina Titus has shown in the legislature, the classroom, and the community that she understands the challenges we are facing and how to get the job done.
Dina Titus has dedicated her entire professional life to education and public service. She has taught American and Nevada government at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for 30 years. She has represented the people of Senate District 7 in the Nevada Legislature since 1988, serving as the Democratic Minority Leader from 1993
A strong advocate for education at all levels, Dina has fought to maintain smaller class size in the important early grades and sponsored legislation for full-day kindergarten.
Developing renewable energy resources has been one of Dinas priorities in the legislature. She has successfully pushed legislation to establish a portfolio standard requiring utility companies to acquire a certain percentage of green power. She championed creating a net metering program to allow individuals to generate their own power and sell the excess back to the utility companies, as well as green pricing options for consumers and tax incentives to companies that develop solar and wind energy generation.
Democracy for America is a key endorsement in this race, bringing donations from progressives and providing volunteers to participate in door-to-door, grassroots outreach. DFA has helped elect over 550 progressives to office from Governor Deval Patrick in Massachusetts to Rep. Jerry McNerney in Californias 11th Congressional District.
I am honored to be endorsed by Democracy for America. Your members' energy and commitment have helped advance the important issues and causes of the Democratic Party, said Dina Titus. I will take that same energy to Washington and fight for a comprehensive energy policy that makes renewable sources a corner stone, an end to the war in Iraq, and a stronger economy for working men and women.
You dont have to tell Dina Titus to fight for better schools or a solution to the health care or energy crisis because shes been a leader on these issues and now is the time for her to take her experience to Washington to fight for Nevadans and all Americans, said Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of DFA. Dina Titus will not take marching orders from Dick Cheney or John McCain, but will fight for her constituents to bring good jobs to the district and to end the War in Iraq.