STATEMENT by Geoconda Argüello-Kline regarding the appointment to SD10 (Fabian Donate):



Tuesday, February 2, 2021


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STATEMENT by Geoconda Argüello-Kline regarding the appointment to SD10 (Fabian Donate):

The Culinary Union congratulates Fabian Donate on his appointment to Senate District 10. 

Fabian Donate, the son of immigrants, is the right choice to fill the open Senate District 10 seat for this session. His background in public health will bring valuable experience to the State Senate as Nevada recovers from the worst public health crisis of our lifetime. 

The Culinary Union looks forward to working with Fabian Donate and the rest of Senate Caucus on issues that matter most to working families, like health care, workers’ rights, and immigration reform. 

The Culinary Union supports the Senate Majority Leader, Senate Caucus, and Clark County Commission’s decision to appoint Fabian Donate to this seat. 


Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, Nevada affiliates of UNITE HERE, represent 60,000 workers in Las Vegas and Reno, including at most of the casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas. UNITE HERE represents 300,000 workers in gaming, hotel, and food service industries in North America. 

The Culinary Union, through the Culinary Health Fund, is one of the largest healthcare consumers in the state. The Culinary Health Fund is sponsored by the Culinary Union and Las Vegas-area employers. It provides health insurance coverage for over 145,000 Nevadans, the Culinary Union’s members and their dependents.  

The Culinary Union is Nevada’s largest Black/AAPI/immigrant organization with members who come from 178 countries and speak over 40 different languages. We are proud to have helped over 18,000 immigrants become American citizens and new voters since 2001 through our affiliate, The Citizenship Project.   

The Culinary Union has a diverse membership which is 55% women and 45% immigrants. The demographics of Culinary Union members are approximately: 54% Latinx, 18% white, 15% Asian, 12% Black, and less than 1% Indigenous Peoples. 

Culinary Union members work as: Guest room attendants, cocktail and food servers, porters, bellmen, cooks, bartenders, laundry and kitchen workers. The Culinary Union has been fighting for working families in Nevada for 86 years. / @Culinary226  


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