Catherine Cortez Masto

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Catherine Cortez Masto won the US Senate (Nevada) in 2016.

Huerta connection

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Booker on board

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DREAMers

Catherine Cortez Masto September 21, 2016:

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Astrid Silva, Blanca Gamez, Rafael Lopez, Dulce Valencia, and Erika Castro have worked tirelessly to give a voice to undocumented immigrants in Las Vegas and throughout the country. Their hard work and determination, despite facing obstacles as DREAMers, are an inspiration to all of us. Thank you all for your hard work and support. I look forward to working with you in the fight for comprehensive immigration reform. CC: Jose Macias. Read more below:

http://www.univision.com/noticias/opinion/catherine-cortez-masto-defiende-a-familias-trabajadoras-como-la-mia — with Jose Macias, Blanca Gamez, Rafael Lopez, Dulce Valencia, Senator Harry Reid, Astrid Silva and Erika Castro.

APALA support

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The headline in the online site Here and Now read: “California Democrats hope Asian-American voters can help flip red districts.”

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Alvina Yeh agrees, from labor’s point of view, but adds the Dems – and the GOP – don’t know how and don’t want to reach those voters. She says labor is stepping into the void. In her organization’s case, that’s in five key swing states: California, Minnesota, Nevada, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

And Asian-Americans can make an electoral difference, says Yeh, executive director of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA). Indeed, two years ago in Nevada, the winner of a tight U.S. Senate race there, Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, said “APALA and Asian-American media were critical” for her win.[1]

21st Century Democrats

Catherine Cortez Masto was one of 12 progressives endorsed by 21st Century Democrats in the 2016 election cycle.[2]

Council for a Livable World 2016

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Council for a Livable World Senate endorsed candidates in 2016 were Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Deborah Ross (D-N.C.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), Ted Strickland (D-Ohio).[3]

According to the Council;

Cortez Masto attended University of Nevada Reno before receiving her law degree from Gonzaga University in Washington State. She worked for four years as a civil attorney in Las Vegas and two years as a criminal prosecutor in Washington, D.C.

When Catherine was elected for her first term as attorney general, she earned the most votes of any candidate running for a statewide office in Nevada. She went on to serve eight years as attorney general, where she worked to enact legislation to protect seniors, homeowners, consumers, women and children.
During her time as attorney general, Cortez Masto worked with a Republican governor and with a Republican-controlled state legislature. She knows the importance of compromise and collaboration in order to get things done, and she has promised to bring this problem solving leadership style to the U.S. Senate.

If elected, Catherine would become the first female senator from Nevada, and the first Latina senator in U.S. history.

Mi Familia Vota

Mi Familia Vota Tweet supportive of Senator Cortez Masto

In December 2017, Mi Familia Vota tweeted that they "are honored to join Catherine Cortez Masto and stand in solidarity with DREAMers."[4]

PowerPAC+ 2016 Endorsements

PowerPAC+ 2016 endorsements;

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Maro Park Shares Story with Sen. Cortez Masto

Senator Cortez Masto with Maro Park

As Members of Congress continue their deliberations, impacted Korean and Asian American youth and allies continue their organizing and advocacy to provide a daily reminder that their lives are not bargaining chips.

December 14 2017, Maro Park, Immigrant Rights Project Fellow with NAKASEC, participated in a Facebook live interview with Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) where he spoke on his experience as an undocumented young person in the United States.

Park honed in on his expired license as a reminder of his struggles as an undocumented individual. He mentioned how to get around and work in America, one needs to have a vehicle but because he is undocumented, each drive is a risk. “Something as simple as a broken tail light could deport me and separate me from my family,” explained Park as he highlighted how something so ordinary to most is life or death for him and other undocumented youth. “When the DREAM Act finally passes, I can be a part of society that helps America grow and be affluent,” stated Park as he spoke on the important contributions that immigrant youth make to the country.

Senator Cortez Masto affirmed Park’s point on contributions. “We know that if we’re going to deport 800,000 DREAMers, it’s going to have a negative impact on our economy… [DREAMers] are paying taxes, working hard, they’re a part of our growing economy… So, these are the stories, the real stories of people who are contributing and why we need to fight to keep them here,” asserted Senator Cortez Masto.[5]

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