Working to Protect Nevada Families

TERESA BENITEZ-THOMPSON

Since I was a young woman I have been passionate about working with families, and I have consistently advocated for their needs. I have worked with low-income families, foster and adoptive families, and in my current position as a hospice social worker I have worked with families who have a member facing a terminal diagnosis.

Working with families in Nevada has taught me many things. Most important, I have learned that Nevada’s families are struggling. They are struggling financially, and they are constantly worrying about losing their jobs. They are attempting to deal with high medical costs, having to make tough decisions, having to choose between quality care and affordable care. They worry about their children’s educational well-being, and they want to send their kids to college.

So many of Nevada’s families remind me of my own: hard-working families, constantly faced with hopes and challenges. My own family has struggled and triumphed, and I feel compelled to take my advocacy to the next level. As the Majority Leader of the Nevada State Assembly, I will do all I can to help and protect Nevada’s families.

Join us at the Clark County Commision Chambers, or on-line: Committee to Conduct an Investigation into Matters Relating to Reapportionment and Redistricting in Nevada https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/InterimCommittee/REL/Interim2021/Committee/1909/Meetings

Here's the agenda for this Saturday's meeting on #redistricting in Clark County Commission Chambers at 11:00 am. Whether you participate in person or virtually, have your voice heard. #nvleg

https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/InterimCommittee/REL/Document/25721

Things that make my social work heart happy- starting March 2022, a new Low-income Water Assistance Program will begin.

Excited to support additional money for Nevada’s students to get help with Algebra. ACT data tell us 79% of students need more support to pass algebra.

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