A fierce champion for Nevada’s working families
Jacky Rosen is running for the U.S. Senate to fight for the working families of Nevada, the state she has called home for over 35 years. When she was growing up, she learned the importance of public service from her father, a veteran of the Korean War. Jacky was the first in her family to graduate from college, and she worked two jobs and took out student loans to help her achieve that goal. Jacky’s first job as a computer programmer didn’t pay enough to cover her bills, and she experienced pay discrimination when her superiors provided larger raises to male colleagues. She worked as a banquet waitress on weekends to make ends meet, and was a proud member of the local Culinary Workers Union. As her career progressed, Jacky enjoyed success as a computer programmer and software developer before becoming a caregiver and advocate for parents and her in-laws as they went through their aging process and as she raised her own family. In 2014, after a lifetime of volunteering, Jacky became president of her synagogue, dedicating her time to building community and helping those in need. Last cycle, Jacky quickly mounted a strong campaign to flip an open seat and give Southern Nevada women and families a voice in Congress. In spite of the millions the GOP spent against her, Jacky beat the odds to turn Nevada’s 3rd District blue in 2016 — an outlier in a tough year for Democrats across the country. As Nevadans’ civil rights, access to health care, and economic security are under attack like never before, she is a fearless champion for Nevada’s working families. Jacky is running for the U.S. Senate to continue fighting back against the outrageous attempts to roll back the progress we’ve fought so hard to make — and to heal this country and keep us moving forward.
A community leader dedicated to social justice
When she came to Washington, D.C., Jacky brought her values with her. She participated in the Women’s March on Washington, and at a prayer service that morning she asked her fellow marchers to recite the Jewish blessing aimed at healing pain, as well as the blessing of praise, for the unity shown by the community that came together to stand in solidarity with all women. At a time when our government is dominated by rich men whose dangerous greed and cynicism drive their cruel agenda, Jacky is running to bring her powerful ethical leadership to the U.S. Senate and to defend the dignity of each and every American — especially the most vulnerable members of our community. Jacky understands that economic opportunity and economic security are social justice issues. She will fight tirelessly for the 200,000 low-income Nevadans who gained access to health insurance under Obamacare but now are at risk of losing it if the Trump administration and their heartless allies in the Senate give the most advantaged Americans a tax cut at working families’ expense. Jacky is deeply committed to passing comprehensive immigration reform legislation that would create thousands of jobs in Nevada, keep families together, and stay true to our inclusive American values. Jacky recognizes the urgent need for sustainable energy policies that grow our economy. As president of her synagogue she led a team that constructed one of the largest solar arrays in southern Nevada through a public-private partnership. In the Senate, she will stand up for science, our environment, and our future in the face of a radical right wing determined to irreversibly harm our planet for the benefit of their special interest allies.
One of our best opportunities to take back a Senate seat in 2018
Jacky is challenging Senator Dean Heller, the most vulnerable Senate Republican facing re-election in 2018 — and the only GOP senator up for reelection in a state that Hillary Clinton won in 2016. This is one of our best opportunities to flip a Senate seat this cycle, and a critical step on the road to winning back the majority. EMILY’s List women have won tough battles in Nevada in recent years, and we know Jacky has what it takes to win. Heller has consistently played politics with the lives of the working people he was elected to represent and serve, and Nevadans are ready to hold him accountable for his outrageous record of failure. The GOP and deep-pocketed special interests know that they can count on Heller to advance their extreme agenda even at the expense of hardworking Nevadans, and they will do everything they can to keep this crucial Senate seat in their grip. Jacky took on the GOP and won in 2016, flipping a House seat in a swing district, and now she’s ready to do it again in an even higher stakes fight to win a Senate seat for Nevada’s working families. Our country needs Jacky’s strong values-driven leadership now more than ever. We had her back in 2016, and now it’s time to show Jacky she can still count on the full support of the EMILY’s List community in this must-win fight to protect the rights and the dignity of all Nevada women and families.