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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 at 8:18 PM

Local Democrats meet with Julián Castro campaign staff

Local Democrats meet with Julián Castro campaign staff
Submitted courtesy Churchill Democrats -- On July 18, members of the Julián Castro Nevada presidential campaign staff stopped in Fallon as part of a Northern Nevada Rural tour. They met with several Churchill County Democrats to discuss issues of importance to rural Nevadans. This is part of Secretary Castro’s commitment to working for all Americans – “People First.” As an example, Secretary Castro was the first Democratic presidential candidate to visit Flint, Michigan, to learn first-hand about their water crisis. He is just as concerned with issues facing us here. The staff included Kristian Carranza, State Director; Michael Cullen, Nevada Political Director; and Megan Joy Macias, Northern Nevada Intern. They listened and took notes as the attendees expressed their concerns and what they would like to see Secretary Castro address. These concerns included health care, including the shortage of doctors in rural areas; the housing shortage and rising costs; social justice; immigration reform; the environment and use of public lands; Bureau of Indian Affairs budgets and policies; education; and infrastructure, including broadband access in rural areas. The staff listened carefully, took notes, and gave some ideas about how these issues might be handled. They will forward these concerns to Secretary Castro. Fallon was the last stop on a four-day, 11 community tour. The other communities visited were Lovelock, Winnemucca, Elko, Ely Shoshone Reservation, Pioche, Pahrump, Tonopah, Yerington, Minden, and Stagecoach. In Pahrump, they received an endorsement from Carol Little, former Nye County Democratic Chair. The staff  has enjoyed getting to meet and talk with rural Nevadans. They shared one story about having lunch in Elko when the chair of the Republican Party there came up to them and thanked them for coming to rural Nevada. This is the kind of cooperation that can help get our country back on track. For anyone interested in more information on the Julián Castro campaign, the website is JulianfortheFuture.com, or individual staff members can be contacted at [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected] .       Never miss the local news -- read more on The Fallon Post home page. If you enjoy The Fallon Post, please support our effort to provide local, independent news and make a contribution today.  Your contribution makes possible this online news source for all things Fallon.