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Ackerman statement supporting the HEROES Act, condemning Amodei’s failure to support Nevadans
Carson City, July 18 – Patricia Ackerman, Democratic candidate for Nevada Congressional District 2, released a statement today in response to Rep. Mark Amodei’s vote against the passage of the HEROES Act.
The HEROES Act will provide funding and assistance to state, local and tribal governments, helping to reduce the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak has had on our communities.
“We are being faced today with devasting repercussions from this virus. The HEROES Act will continue to support our essential workers and provide much needed relief to our working families, while also helping our local governments to better track and fight this disease,” stated Ackerman.
This bill will also provide critical support to the USPS, fund voting by mail, and extend the moratorium on evictions. An upwards of $8.7 billion would be given to Nevada over the next two years, yet Rep. Mark Amodei voted NO to this essential funding. Calling many of the issues addressed in this bill “partisan,” Amodei stated that the HEROES Act, “will not accomplish anything in terms of getting America back on track.”
In response to Amodei’s statements, Ackerman replied: “We must stop making critical issues partisan, and instead recognize that the longer we make this a divisive political issue, the longer our country and our state, suffers.”
About Patricia Ackerman
Patricia Ackerman is the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants who arrived in this country fleeing the destruction of World War II. Patricia’s mother was forced slave labor for Nazi Germany, while her father almost starved to death in a concentration camp. At the age of 15, Patricia left a home plagued by domestic violence. With a GED in hand, Patricia started her own successful small business as an interior landscape designer at the age of 21. Patricia would go on to become an award-winning stage actress, a member of the Long Beach Mounted Police, an FBI independent contractor, and an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer. Patricia’s greatest driving force in her run for public office is her mother. From 2007-2013, Patricia acted as her mother’s primary caregiver. Toward the end of her mother’s life, Patricia could not find a local doctor who would take medicare in a timely fashion. Having to wait weeks, her mother passed away the day before her appointment. Patricia Ackerman wants to lead the charge in producing a healthcare system that is affordable and accessible to Northern Nevada. Follow Patricia on Twitter orFacebook.