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.

I have a nightmare that I speak for 5 minutes before I realize I am muted. Oh wait, that was yesterday 2x!

Keeping Nevadans healthy also means making sure they have access to affordable housing. @SenJackyRosen & I are glad to announce that @HUDgov awarded the Reno Housing Authority & the Southern NV Regional Housing Authority over $6M to fund improvements to public affordable housing.

Thank you to @Assemblywoman27, Justice Pickering, Patty Cafferata, and other strong Nevada women for sitting on the Eagle Boards of Review for these amazing young women.
🦅🦅🦅🦅🦅 https://twitter.com/GovSisolak/status/1364288607918297091

I miss having everyone in the building, but especially miss having my kids around. #NVLeg

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