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Remembering Nevada Senator Harry Reid, trailblazer for equal rights

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Jan 07, 2022

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A memorial service for longtime U.S. Senator for Nevada, Harry Reid, will be held in Las Vegas at the Smith Center Saturday.

As the Las Vegas valley prepares to honor Searchlight's own, the community is remembering how Sen. Reid spent his life becoming a champion for human rights.

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From Searchlight to Washington, he kept the people of Nevada first in his heart.

He embraced a human rights approach to equality.

Reid spent decades crusading for the rights of the underrepresented until systemic change occurred.

He was influential in creating a road map to citizenship for some of the most vulnerable communities.

Cecia Alvarado with Somos Votantes says she saw Reid's impact on Latino voters first hand.

"Senator Reid was really a friend of the Latino community," Alvardo said.

Sen. Reid spent his entire lifetime bridging the divide.