One valuable way for voters to judge candidates is to observe how they
are regarded by those who know them best. By this standard Rep. Shelley
Berkley (D-Nev.) passes the test with flying colors. Her fellow members
of the House of Representatives proved their respect for her by giving
her a seat on the powerful and coveted Ways and Means Committee. Her
peers in the business community proved their respect for her when they
made her the chairwoman of the board of the Nevada Hotel and Motel
Association and the national director of the American Hotel-Motel
Association. Her constituents in the 1st congressional district
demonstrated their respect by giving her strong support for reelection
to the House and for her campaign this year for the Senate.
The most valued committee seat in Congress is on the House Ways and Means Committee. The fact that Berkley was chosen to serve on Ways and Means speaks volumes about the respect her peers have for her, and has given her immense clout to work on behalf of Nevadans in the Congress. Her strong support from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) assures that her influence will be equally high in the Senate if she is elected.
Berkley fights for higher wages for men and women. Heller has opposed higher wages for both!
Shelley Berkley has been a leading champion of veterans and a leading defender of Social Security, using her influence as a member of the Social Security subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee to oppose Republican efforts to privatize Social Security.
Shelley Berkley has earned strong support from Hispanic voters and is a strong supporter of the DREAM Act and a range of economic, education, immigration and social justice issues vital for Hispanics. Her opponent has attacked the DREAM Act and taken numerous positions on economic, education, immigration and social justice issues that have alienated many Hispanic voters.
For workers seeking jobs and minimum wages, women seeking jobs and equal wages, seniors seeking security for retirement and Medicare, Hispanics seeking economic opportunity and fair immigration policies, veterans seeking homes and healthcare, consumers seeking an end to rip-offs on their credit cards and homeowners seeking fair treatment on their mortgages, Shelley Berkley has been fighting their fight.
Shelley Berkley cares, acts and leads with a powerful and passionate commitment to the people she serves.