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.

Truly one of the best things to come out of this #NVleg session! Thank you so much to all the leaders that kept fighting to make sure this happened for our kids, especially @Ohrenschall4NV, @donderoloopnv, @Assemblywoman27 & @maggie_carlton. https://twitter.com/thenvindy/status/1408081227731521537

Amazing food at Under the Camel food truck night in McKinley Park. A must do if you’re in the neighborhood.

"We are a citizen's legislature, and my goal over the last 26 years has been to disclose where I'm coming from." @maggie_carlton talking the necessity of transparency as they decide how to disburse #ARP funding at today's meeting of the #NVLeg interim Finance Committee.

Health Care Event TODAY until 12:00pm. Community Health Alliance and CARE Chest. Free COVID vaccination, wellness appointments, behavioral health support, free blood pressure checks, medical equipment. 325 Valley Road, Reno, NV. #Healthcare #Wellness #COVIDvaccination

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