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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 9, 2018

Clint Koble, Democratic Candidate for Congressional District 2, Speaks Out on Suicide Prevention and Nevada’s Inadequate Access to Mental Health Services; Amodei’s Vote to Cut CHIP Funding

Reno, NV. June 9, 2018

“Two recent celebrity suicides once again remind us of the importance of accessible and affordable mental health care services,” said Clint Koble, Democratic Candidate for Congressional District 2. “Nevada has the unenviable distinction of ranking #51 among the states and District of Columbia in overall prevalence of mental illness and access to care,” said Koble.  (Note:  The ranking indicates higher prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to health care.) “According to Mental Health America, we sit at the bottom due to the high number of adults and youth with mental illness, high level of alcohol and drug dependence, large incidence of suicidal thoughts and attempts and the poor availability of mental health services.  Suicide is the third leading cause of death for Nevada youth aged 15-24. This is not a rating we should be proud of.

“These are all disturbing statistics, but I’m most alarmed by the data showing that many Nevada youth suffering with mental health problems don’t have access to mental health services, either because they’re uninsured or their private insurance doesn’t cover mental or emotional problems. Data show that rates of severe youth depression have increased by nearly 40 per cent over the last 5 years.

“And to add to these devastating statistics, Congressman Mark Amodei and other Republicans this week voted to cut funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.  Cutting CHIP funding could severely impact Nevadans’ access to mental health services.  The loss of federal support could also make it harder for Nevada to respond to public health crises such as the current opioid epidemic, an epidemic that also affects our children.

“My goal is to work with the suicide prevention community and health care providers to increase access to affordable mental health care services. I support a plan that would provide affordable health care for all Americans,” Koble said.

Koble, appointed by President Obama, served as State Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency. He earlier worked as Executive Director of the Nevada Rural Development Council and presently serves part-time for the for the Nevada Small Business Development Center, helping create jobs and small businesses throughout rural Nevada.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2018

Clint Koble, Democratic Candidate for Congressional District 2, Supports LGBTQ Pride Month

Reno, NV. June 8, 2018

“June is an important month in which we recognize and celebrate the contributions that members of the LGBTQ community have made to our towns, cities, state and nation,” said Clint Koble, a Democratic candidate for Congressional District 2. “It’s a celebration of love, diversity and acceptance. We honor the courage that LGBTQ community members have shown and the sacrifices they’ve made to support the rights of all Americans to live lives of equality. Our LGBTQ neighbors contribute in the military, education, health care and in all other aspects of our society. I join with million of my fellow Americans in celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month.”

Koble, appointed by President Obama, served as State Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency. He earlier worked as Executive Director of the Nevada Rural Development Council and presently serves part-time for the Nevada Small Business Development Center, helping create jobs and small businesses throughout rural Nevada.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2018

Clint Koble Democratic Candidate Congressional District 2 Honored by AFGE Endorsement

Reno, NV. June 6, 2018

Clint Koble, a Democratic primary candidate for Congressional District 2 was endorsed yesterday by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) (See attached AFGE press release via link below)

“I’m very honored to have been endorsed in the Democratic primary election by AFGE, the largest federal employee union in the country,” said Koble.  “AFGE represents more than 19,000 federal employees in Nevada alone; many care for our veterans, support our armed forces members and work to protect our parks and other natural resources.  I’m pleased that they recognize my desire to cross party lines to help all Nevadans.  And I’ll work hard to protect AFGEs’ members rights to due process and union rights.”

Clint Koble was appointed by President Obama as State Executive Director of the U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, a position he held for nearly 8 years.  He earlier served as Executive Director of the Nevada Rural Development Council and presently works part-time for the Nevada Small Business Development Center, creating jobs and small businesses throughout rural Nevada.

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CISION PR Newswire:  AFGE Endorses Nevada's Clint Koble for Congress


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 6, 2018

Clint Koble Democratic Candidate Congressional District 2 Decries Trump Administration Treatment of Immigrant Children

Reno, NV. June 6, 2018

Clint Koble, a Democratic primary candidate for Congressional District 2 today called out the Trump administration for separating children from their parents at the United States’ southern border.

“Not only is the Trump administration separating families, Senator Jeff Merkley reports seeing children warehoused in metal cages.  Not only did I never think I’d see an America in which a president would order this sort of treatment for children, but I’m appalled that Congress has remained silent,” said Koble.  “How much is enough? How much cruel treatment will we tolerate? And why was Senator Merkley denied entry to some of these facilities?” said Koble. “I think a nation is judged by how we treat our children and others unable to defend themselves.  This is a black mark on the history of this nation.”

Clint Koble was appointed by President Obama as State Executive Director of the U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, a position he held for nearly 8 years.  He earlier served as Executive Director of the Nevada Rural Development Council and presently works part-time for the Nevada Small Business Development Center, creating jobs and small businesses throughout rural Nevada.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 31, 2018

Organic Farmer Marcia Litsinger Endorses Clint Koble in Congressional District 2 Race

Reno, NV. May 31, 2018

Marcia Litsinger, owner of Churchill Butte Organics, today endorsed Clint Koble in the Congressional District 2 Democratic Primary.

“As a farmer, I worked alongside Koble during his years with USDA Farm Services Agency (FSA) and during his tenure as chair of Basin and Range Organics, a Nevada-based, organic certification program created in 2015 to provide a Nevada-based organic certification hub for producers and handlers in Nevada.

“With Clint’s help we put together a local certifying agency to benefit our local certified organic farmers.  I know first-hand what Clint’s hard work did for the FSA and how much time he put in to help the farmers and ranchers in Nevada,”
 said Litsinger. “He has a strong work ethic and I always knew that when Clint went to Washington, he took my issues and concerns with him.  He’s the Democrat who can beat Mark Amodei and turn CD 2 blue for the first time in 37 years!”

Clint Koble was appointed by President Obama as State Executive Director of the U. S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, a position he held for over 7 years.  He earlier served as Executive Director of the Nevada Rural Development Council and presently works part-time for the Nevada Small Business Development Center, creating jobs and small businesses throughout rural Nevada.


For: Clint Koble, Democratic Congressional District 2 Candidate

Date:  May 22, 2018

Re:  Memorial Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reno: “This Memorial Day I encourage us all to stop and thoughtfully remember the sacrifices of more than 1 million American men and women in preserving the freedoms of this great country.  From the Revolutionary War to the present conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East, Americans have always risen to the task of defending their fellow citizens and the ideals this country is built upon,” said Clint Koble, Democratic candidate for Congressional District 2.

“I also recognize the pain and loss of the mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and friends of those who’ve died and the more than 88,000 still missing in action.  It’s impossible to imagine their pain and sorrow,” Koble continued.  “We’re all encouraged to observe a moment of silence at 3 p.m. on Monday to reflect on their sacrifices.”

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“These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.”  Schuyler Colfax, 17th Vice President of the United States


For: Clint Koble, Democratic Congressional District 2 Candidate

Date:  May 17, 2018

Re:  Net Neutrality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reno: Clint Koble, a Democratic candidate for the Congressional District 2 seat presently occupied by Republican Mark Amodei, today expressed his support for yesterday’s US Senate vote to overturn the Republican supported FCC ruling repealing Obama-era net neutrality rules.  

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For: Clint Koble, Democratic Congressional District 2 Candidate

Date:  May 14, 2018

Re:  Prescription Drug Prices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reno: “President Trump on Friday unveiled his plan to control prescription drug prices.  Unfortunately, it spares Big Pharma from the one action that would have a major impact:  requiring Medicare to negotiate for prescription medications,” said Clint Koble, Democratic candidate for Congressional District 2.  “The president’s plan focuses on vague suggestions and does nothing to address the core causes of sometimes astronomically priced medications.

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For: Clint Koble, Democratic Candidate Congressional District 2

Date:  May 14, 2018

Re:  Trump tariffs on Canadian lumber a bad idea

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reno: Clint Koble, a Democratic candidate for northern Nevada’s Congressional District 2, today spoke out against the Trump administration’s tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber imports.  “Tariffs enacted by Washington are having a massive impact on prospective home buyers in Nevada,” said Koble.  According to the Builders’ Association of Northern Nevada (BANN), the tariffs on Canadian lumber have increased the cost of a single-family home by nearly $6400 and the cost of each multi-family unit by $2400. 

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For: Clint Koble, Democratic Congressional District 2 Candidate

Date:  May 9, 2018

Re:  Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reno: Clint Koble, Democratic candidate for Congressional District 2, today voiced strong objections to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or the Iran Nuclear Deal.

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For: Clint Koble, Democratic Congressional District 2 Candidate

Date:  May 7, 2018

Re: Drilling in Ruby Mountains

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Reno:  Democratic congressional candidate Clint Koble today expressed his opposition to proposals to drill for oil and gas in the Ruby Mountains in Nevada’s Elko County.  “This area is treasured by hunters, skiers, hikers, campers and Native Americans,” said Koble.  “I strongly object to allowing oil and gas companies to drill in the area, especially in light of the low geologic probability that there’s any oil to be produced.”

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