|Rep. Shelley Berkley|
Democrat Rochelle “Shelley” Berkley has served as U.S. Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district since 1999. Berkley is currently opposing Republican Sen. Dean Heller in the Nevada Senate race. According to Shelley’s Facebook page, she’s running to create jobs in Nevada, protect Medicare, build clean energy infrastructure, and make sure we keep the promises we've made to our veterans. Shelley is also speaking out on major women’s issues.
As a United States Air Force veteran and an advocate for women's rights, I’m happy to post this email from Shelley:
Do you know what today is?
April 17th is National Equal Pay Day. Women had to work from January 1, 2011 to April 17, 2012 to match what men earned in 2011 alone.
On average, women still earn less than men across the board. And even though women make up 51% of the population in the United States, we hold only 17% of the seats in Congress.
This is just one of the many reasons that we need to keep fighting.
There’s a simple way for you to stay involved. Just click here to join me on Facebook or here to follow me on Twitter, and keep up with everything going on in our campaign.
Middle class families are hurting. We need to create jobs, protect Medicare and Social Security, and continue to develop our renewable energy economy. That’s why I’m in this race, and I would love to keep you up to date.
Thank you so much for your help. I’ll be in touch.
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