Nevada Outdoor Democratic Caucus
An affiliate of the Nevada State Democratic Party
Nevada Democratic Presidential Primary Caucus 2008
Democratic Presidential Primary candidates are invited to submit a brief statement of their position on issues related to the Outdoors, including rights of firearm ownership, rights in access to public lands, and states rights to manage wildlife resources. Their statements and photo will be published here in the order received and linked to their campaign web page for all Nevada Democrats to review.
The NODC has received statements from John Edwards, Governor Bill Richardson, and Senator Joseph Biden.
Where are the other Democratic candidates on our issues that are so important to winning the West?
January 13 update: Just so you know your humble NODC Chair worked hard for our members be assured that he spoke personally and by email several times with the key Nevada representatives for the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Barack Obama campaign. Both campaigns said their candidate supported our rights but neither campaign came through with a statement for the Outdoor Dems. We will actively support the eventual Democratic candidate. We will ask again for a message to Outdoor Democrats in Nevada and across the West. We will offer our sage advice on all issues discussed here on our web pages. Thanks for your support and thanks for all you do for Nevada Democrats.
STATEMENT FOR NEVADA OUTDOORS DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
We owe it to ourselves, our children and our grandchildren to protect the land, air and water we rely on. We owe it to the world to become a responsible and moral leader for clean energy and conservation. (Click here for full message.)
To the Members of the Nevada Outdoor Democrats,
It is a pleasure to address the Nevada Outdoor Democrats. Nevada is a major player in the 2008 primary campaign for the first time, and for the first time Western values and Western issues will play a significant role in choosing our next president. You, the Nevada Outdoor Democrats, have an opportunity to shape the debate and the future of our party. (Click here for full message.)
From Senator Joseph Biden September 13, 2007
To Members of the Nevada Outdoor Democrats,
We all share a fundamental and indispensable goal: to pass on to our children and grandchildren a community and a world better than our own.
We have a moral obligation to protect one of America’s greatest assets: its outdoors. From graceful rivers in New England to the picturesque mountains of Nevada, we inhabit one of the most beautiful and diverse environments in the world. Yet, over the last century, our lands, waterways, and air have been polluted and pillaged. (Click here for full message.)
Dear Outdoor Democrats in every County of Nevada,
If you are a volunteer for a candidate that has posted here please tell him or her THANK YOU!
If your candidate has not posted here ask him or her WHY NOT?
NODC briefing respectfully offered to the Nevada Presidential Primary Candidates:
Nevada Outdoor Democrats
Briefing for the 2008 Democratic Presidential Candidates
What’s the real history of Democrats on the Second Amendment? GUNS magazine invited lawmakers in 1960 to send in their positions for publication. Below are photocopies of the statements from Democrats you will recognize. I have these magazines in my collection so I can affirm the quotes are correct.
GUNS Magazine February 1960 - Hubert Humphrey was called by one of our 2008 Presidential Candidates "a Northern Liberal" (and not meant as any insult). Humphrey said " ... the right of citizens to bear arms is ... one more safeguard against a tyranny..." connecting the rights of the Second Amendment to citizen's relationship to their government.
GUNS Magazine April 1960 - John Kennedy said "... fears of governmental tyranny ... gave rise to the Second Amendment ..." so it's not about those duck hunting guns!
Here's a Word .doc about Nevada Democrat's record on citizen rights and the outdoors. Nevada Democrats have much to be proud of in their contributions to hunters and gun owners