Henderson, Nev. – Henderson community leader Jacky Rosen, candidate for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, released the following statement on the refusal of House Republicans to come to the table on commonsense, bipartisan efforts to address gun violence:
“I know firsthand that finding consensus isn’t always the easiest thing to do — but it’s always the right thing to do. Even after the deadliest mass shooting in history, House Republicans once again fell into a predictable pattern of mourning and forgetting, followed by total inaction even on keeping firearms out of the
hands of suspected terrorists. My opponent Danny Tarkanian would join their unwavering commitment to doing nothing, a position that is out of step with even Republicans and responsible gun owners here in Southern Nevada. We can’t prevent every tragedy, but too many have had their lives shattered for us to do
nothing. I believe our community deserves better than another vote for gridlock and inaction in Congress that will make Southern Nevada less safe.”
Jacky Rosen was the first member of her family to graduate from college, where she worked two jobs and took out student loans to make ends meet. Over summers, Jacky waitressed in Las Vegas and was a proud member of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226. After graduation, Jacky worked as a computer programmer and systems analyst for some of the biggest companies in Nevada, including Summa Corporation, Citibank, and Southwest Gas Company. As President of Congregation Ner Tamid in Henderson for the past three years, Jacky dedicates her time to building community and helping those in need. Jacky lives in Henderson with her husband Larry, a radiologist at the Las Vegas Veterans Hospital, and her daughter Miranda.