Rosen Campaign Announces African American Advisory Council

Jacky Rosen has a proven record as a voice for Nevada’s African American communities

Nevada Congresswoman Jacky Rosen’s campaign for U.S. Senate announced its African American Advisory Council, a network of African American leaders from across the state. Members of the council have been advising and will continue to provide input to the Rosen campaign on issues important to communities of color and play an active role in reaching out to African American communities throughout Nevada in the coming weeks ahead of the midterm elections.

“I’m honored to have the support and guidance of so many incredible African American leaders who are supporting our campaign and committed to building a stronger Nevada as public servants, faith leaders, entrepreneurs, and advocates,” said Rosen. “I will continue to be an active partner with the African American community in addressing the challenges that face our state, from education and health care to economic inequality and civil rights. I’ve worked to be a voice for all Nevadans, and our African American Advisory Council helps me stay informed on key issues and continue this important outreach.”

“We need representatives in Washington who will meet with and listen to the African American community about the issues that affect our lives and take those stories back to Washington,” said Pastor Ralph Williamson. “If we’re going to address the issues that disproportionately affect communities of color, we need an advocate who’s on our side fighting for better schools, safer communities and affordable health care. I know we can rely on Jacky Rosen to be a voice for us in the Senate, because she’s been that voice for us in the House.”

“Jacky Rosen has been a dedicated ally for African American communities in Nevada, and I know she’ll keep up that tenacious advocacy when we send her to the Senate,” said Zelalem Bogale. “Senator Heller has had an F rating from the NAACP for years, and he’s consistently ignored or voted against the most pressing concerns facing Nevada’s communities of color. I look forward to helping Jacky Rosen hold Dean Heller accountable and flipping this Senate seat.”

African American Advisory Council members include:
Jacky Rosen has focused on reaching out to Nevada’s African American communities throughout this campaign through church visits, community events, and roundtable discussions to ensure their voices are heard.

Aaron D. Ford, Nevada Senate Majority Leader

Andre Wade, LGBT Community Activist

Dr. Angie Taylor, President, Washoe County School District Board of Trustees

Alex Goff, Member of Reno Human Rights Commission

Bertha Mullins, Community Advocate

Cedric Crear, Las Vegas City Councilman Ward 5

Danielle Monroe-Moreno, Nevada State Assemblywoman

Debra Feemster, Washoe County School District Board of Trustees District C

Donald Chaney, Community Advocate

Feven Solomon, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Graduate Student

Gwen Braimoh, Small Business Owner

Hannah Brown, Community Advocate

Jason Frierson, Nevada State Assembly Speaker

Jerrie Merritt, Former Urban Chamber of Commerce President

Jo Cato, Small Business Owner

Joseph Lykes, Student Development Coordinator, The Center for Student Cultural Diversity at the University of Nevada, Reno

Kelcy West, Senior Pastor at Nehemiah Ministries

Kelli Gallimore, NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch #1112 Member

Kelvin Atkinson, Nevada State Senator

Lonnie Feemster, NAACP Reno-Sparks Branch #1112 Education Chair

Lucille Adin, Past President of NAACP Reno-Sparks and President of the Reno-Sparks Negro Business and Professional Women’s League

Monique Normand, Office for Student Engagement Community Outreach Coordinator at the University of Nevada, Reno

Norris Dupree Jr., Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society (NNBCAS) Member

Pamela Goynes-Brown, North Las Vegas City Council Mayor Pro Tempore

Pat Spearman, Nevada State Senator

Patricia Gallimore, Reno-Sparks NAACP Branch #1112 President

Dr. Ralph Williamson, First African Methodist Episcopal Church Senior Pastor

Rose McKinney-James, Community Advocate and Small Business Owner

Sheena Harvey, Fitness and Recreational Sports Member Services Coordinator at the University of Nevada, Reno

Tanya Flannagan, Community Advocate

Dr. Terry Foster, Small Business Owner and Reno-Sparks NAACP Branch #1112 Member

Tiffany Robinson Young, Washoe County School District Diversity and Equity Coordinator and President of Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness (NNBCAS) Society

Verita Black Prothro, Reno-Sparks NAACP Branch #1112 Member

Zelalem Bogale, Attorney and Adjunct Professor: Ethnic Studies, Race and Law

In Congress, Jacky has been a staunch advocate for programs that combat inequality and address the challenges facing African American communities. Jacky believes that all Nevadans deserve access to quality, affordable health care, and she is fighting to ensure that access for communities of color by working to lower premiums, reduce the cost of prescription drugs, and address Nevada’s doctor shortage. As the first in her family to graduate from college, Jacky understands the opportunity education affords and is working to reduce the burden of student loan debt and help rebuild crumbling or outdated public schools that serve low-income families. Jacky also supports efforts to level the playing field for African American communities by fixing our broken criminal justice system, restoring the Voting Rights Act, and raising the federal minimum wage.