Democracy

Dear Constituents, Supporters and Friends,

This past week the nation was shocked by images of an insurrection that took place in our Nation’s Capitol on a day that will go down in history as a dark one for our democratic institutions. 

In case you missed my statement on Twitter here it is: 

The violence we are witnessing in our Nation’s Capitol today is not who we are. This is not patriotism or freedom of expression. This is a desecration of our democracy and I stand with others to condemn these acts in the strongest sense of the word.2:53 PM · Jan 6, 2021·Twitter Web App

I was heartened to see Congress return to their constitutional duties in spite of what was undoubtedly one of the most fearful days of their lives. The election has been certified and it is crucial for the sake of democracy that we move on with a peaceful transition of power. 

I spent the rest of the week on Zoom calls with my legislative colleagues from both houses and sides of the aisle working on policy for the upcoming legislative session which begins February 1st. We listened, brainstormed, disagreed and problem solved through important issues in our state. This is what every day democracy looks like on the ground level. 

By Friday evening, the Democratic Speaker of the Assembly and the Assembly Republican Caucus Leader put out a joint statement condemning the violence in DC, supporting law enforcement investigations of criminal activity and expressing commitment to focus on the work we have been elected to do here in Nevada in this upcoming session.

I am currently preparing for the session by reviewing bills as they post, working on legislation with my constituents and stakeholders to help small businesses, education, public safety and improving faith in the election process. To see the list of Bill Draft Requests as they post go to: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/81st2021/Bdrs/List

Democracy lives in the big and the little moments and in each of us when we commit to staying engaged and informed citizens and as public servants doing the job every day. 

It is my intention to continue to do that throughout my third term in office and as always I am grateful for your engagement, input and support. 

In Service,

Jill Tolles, Assembly District 25

In Case You Missed It: 

The FBI is seeking to identify individuals instigating violence in Washington, D.C. They are accepting tips and digital media depicting rioting or violence in and around the U.S. Capitol on January 6. If you have information, visit http://fbi.gov/USCapitol.

When asked by reporters on Friday if Antifa activists had disguised themselves as Trump supporters during Wednesday’s riots, D’Antuono responded: “We have no indication of that at this time.” You can watch the video clip here

The Nevada Secretary of State put together a helpful “Myths v. Facts” document on the 2020 general election. You can view it here: https://nvsos.gov/sos/home/showdocument?id=9191

Washoe County Health District is beginning the Tier 2 administration of the COVID-19 vaccine. To learn more go to: https://www.washoecounty.us/health/programs-and-services/ephp/communicable-diseases-and-epidemiology/educational-materials/COVID-19-vaccine.php 

Additional Community and State Resource Links: 

For more information on Washoe County School District, click here

For more information on the NV Department of Education, go here

For the latest updates from the Nevada System of Higher Education, visit here

The Legislative Counsel Bureau has put together a great resources page here.  

To see the latest information, links and resources compiled by the Reno Tahoe Chamber of Commerce visit here.

For up to date information at the Nevada state level on COVID-19, please go to https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/.  

For Washoe County Regional Information go to: https://covid19washoe.com/ 

To Learn more about How to Get Tested go to: https://covid19washoe.com/testing/

#StaySafeStayOpen