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Nevada Working Families Party endorses Flores

Nevada Working Families Party, a progressive group, has endorsed Lucy Flores, a Democratic candidate seeking the nomination in the 4th Congressional District.

Nevada Working Families Party is a new group affiliated with Working Families Party, a national organization with 12 state chapters, including Nevada.

The Nevada chapter is about 90 days old and has about 250 members in Southern Nevada, member Tom McCullough said, adding that the group is a big supporter of Bernie Sanders. Flores also supports Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.

“We want to have a structure to keep this enthusiasm and engagement by the people alive,” McCullough said.

He said Flores, a former state assemblywoman, “has fought tirelessly for working families since she first took office in 2010— pushing for universal pre-K and kindergarten, debt-free college, and investments in rural Nevada. But more than that, Lucy Flores is a strong Latina woman who has overcome poverty and our broken juvenile justice system to become a force for change — and we need a fighter like her representing working families in Congress.”

Nevada Working Families Party plans to have hundreds of volunteers knocking on doors and making phone calls to boost support for Flores ahead of the June 14 primaries.

Dan Cantor, national director of the Working Families Party, said, “Lucy is tough, smart and committed to standing tall for working-class and middle-class people.”

Flores said, “I’m running for Congress to make sure that students can get a college education without being crushed by debt, that no one who works full time has to live in poverty, and that everyone who spends a lifetime working can retire with dignity.”

Contact Ben Botkin at bbotkin@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2904. Follow @BenBotkin1 on Twitter.

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