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With Reid gone, Democrats turn to union to turn election

Ahead of the start of Nevada’s open voting period, which began Saturday, Culinary members launched what it claimed to be the largest get out to vote program the state has seen.

The union reported Monday that canvassers had surpassed its previous record by knocking on over 650,000 doors so far and were on track to hit a million doors by Election Day, Nov. 8. In the 2020 cycle, canvassers knocked on 650,00 doors by Election Day.

Culinary continues to run the largest political statewide program in Nevada for the 2022 midterms. Statewide, 400 Culinary Union canvassers have knocked on more than 650,000 doors and had over 113,000 conversations. The political team is knocking on the doors of more than half of Black and Latinx voters and more than a third of the AAPI voters. The average Culinary Union canvasser knocks on 60+ doors during their shift, with the entire team knocking on 16,400+ doors in Las Vegas and Reno everyday, 7 days a week. Canvassers are on track to knock on 1 million doors in Reno and Las Vegas.

Hospitality workers with the union are on a political leave-of-absence to canvass statewide and talk to voters about Democrats Sisolak, Cortez Masto, Congressional Reps. Dina Titus, Steven Horsford and Susie Lee, Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom and North Las Vegas mayoral candidate Pat Spearman.

“We are proud to get out the vote for political leaders who will continue to fight to protect working families,” said Ted Pappageorge, secretary-treasurer for the Culinary Union.

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