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Berkley Campaign Launches Latinos for Shelley with More Than 40 Key Endorsements

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Today, dozens of prominent Nevada Latino leaders came together to show their support for U.S. Senate candidate Shelley Berkley, citing her long record fighting for middle-class priorities: creating jobs, improving education and helping keep families in their homes. These individuals will make up the core of "Latinos for Shelley," a group that will spearhead the campaign's outreach to Nevada's growing Latino community.

"These distinguished Nevadans share my commitment to fighting for middle-class families, and I am grateful for their support," said Shelley Berkley. "We cannot afford for politicians in Washington to continue siding with Wall Street against the best interests of the middle-class. Instead of continuing tax breaks for corporations that ship jobs overseas, protecting taxpayer giveaways to Big Oil companies and ending Medicare by turning it to over to private insurance companies, we should be creating Nevada jobs, improving access to higher education and helping keep Nevada families in their homes."

"While Dean Heller is siding with Big Oil companies and Wall Street corporations shipping American jobs overseas, Shelley Berkley has made the middle-class her number one priority," said State Senator Ruben Kihuen. "Nevada families need someone they can count on to stand up to corporate special interests in order to put people back to work and protect Medicare and Social Security. That person is Shelley Berkley, who has proven time and again she is a champion for middle-class families."

The founding members of "Latinos for Shelley" are:

Maggie Arias-Petrel, President and CEO, Global Professional Consulting
Debra Baez, Director of Business Development, Power Services
Miguel Barrientos, community activist
Isaac Barron, teacher and Hispanic Student Union advisor
Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson
Assemblyman Steven Brooks
Assemblywoman Irene Bustamante Adams
Rosalinda Castañeda, Vice-Chair Membership, Latino Democrats of Washoe County
Tahis Castro, Chair, Latino Democrats of Washoe County
Mario Delarosa, Publisher, Ahora Latino Journal
State Senator Mo Denis
Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz
Eddie Escobedo Jr., publisher of El Mundo newspaper
Assemblywoman Lucy Flores
Antonio Gonzalez, Vice-Chair at Large, Latino Democrats of Washoe County
State Senator Ruben Kihuen
Sylvia Lazos, Professor of Law
Nora Luna, Hispanic/Latino program manager at local health care foundation
Dr. Rogelio Machuca
Maria Marinch, business owner and educator
Magdelena Martinez, community leader
Viviana Mehner, President, Chilean Association of Nevada
Jose Melendrez, university official
Rosa Mendoza, teacher and activist
Otto Merida, business leader
Estella Morales, activist
Robert Muñoz, Vice-Chair, Latino Democrats of Washoe County
Angel Ortiz, activist
Juan Ortega, community activist
Andres Ramirez, Vice Chair of the DNC Hispanic Caucus
Marco Rauda, community activist
Margarita Rebollal, President, Hispanic International Parade
Fernando Romero, President, Hispanics in Politics
Elaine Sanchez, community leader
Ivet Santiago, non-profit executive
Astrid Silva, community activist
Roberto Suarez, former President, Dominican Association
Javier Trujillo, community leader
Luis Valera, university official
Laura Vargas, Secretary, Latino Democrats of Washoe County
María Velez, Tesorera, Latino Democrats of Washoe County
Lynette Sawyer, Executive Director, Hispanic Museum of Nevada

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