Angie Sullivan teaches second grade in Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada. She is a passionate advocate for her students, most of whom live in poverty in a county blessed with untold riches.

Guess what? The Nevada Legislature has decided to issue bonds so that billionaire Sheldon Adelson can have a new stadium. Adelson is a far-right Republican; he was one of Newt Gingrich’s biggest supporters. He now supports Trump.

Angie writes about it here, in an email circulated to journalists, legislators, and school board members:

Important events.

Drop-out Sheldon Adelson declared one of America’s richest men

http://www.forbes.com/profile/sheldon-adelson/

Sheldon Adelson gave money to Trump – both have extreme political views.

Donald Trump Gains the Support of a Former ‘Never Trump’ Billionaire

Trump is rejected by prominent Nevada Republicans

http://m.reviewjournal.com/politics/election-2016/prominent-republicans-back-away-trump-election-nears

Sheldon Adelson wants a stadium and for tax payers to assume the risk.

http://m.reviewjournal.com/business/stadium/adelson-commits-personal-wealth-back-stadium-plan

U.S. Senator Harry Reid backs stadium.

http://m.reviewjournal.com/business/stadium/reid-declares-support-stadium-raiders-move-las-vegas

Democratic Lobbyists campaign for stadium

http://www.ktnv.com/news/ralston/sands-to-stadium-committee-your-money-or-your-team

Special session called to give Adelson funding for stadium

http://m.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada-legislature/brian-sandoval-sets-stage-special-session-lawmakers-study-las-vegas-stadium

Democratic Nevada Senators could stop stadium deal or at least make sure stadium jobs were union or starving public schools got much needed funding. They don’t.

https://www.google.com/amp/www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/nevada-senate-approves-raiders-stadium-deal-now-must-pass-assembly/amp/?client=safari

A few Nevada Democratic Senators try

http://m.lasvegassun.com/news/2016/oct/09/education-not-a-billionaire-deserves-our-tax-money/

The Culinary Union openly campaigns against this give-away to Billionaire Adelson – who is aggressively anti-union.

The DNC uses Culinary to campaign for Hillary.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_561c5817e4b050c6c4a29bc2

Democrats hate Adelson?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-gop-mega-donor-sheldon-adelson-is-mad-bad-and-a-danger-to-the-republic-20120410

Seems confusing?

Perhaps circular.

Not hard to figure out; money is driving this car.

To be clear: Sheldon Adelson could pay for 20 stadiums if he wanted to do so. He enjoys making us do it for him.

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What these political money games look like for me?

I worked from 3:30pm to 7:30pm at my school trying to copy reading materials. I have zero reading textbooks. The copiers were not working.

No textbooks

No paper.

No copier.

I gave up for tonight.

And I am only one accountable?

Guess that makes me a whiner?

Maybe I should suffer because my Title I, Tier I at-risk school teaches the poor?

I was emailing Democratic Nevada Senators who received huge donations from Adelson – asking them to hold out since the stadium deal is a money pit and public schools are starving in Nevada.

Stadium finance experts blast Vegas deal cut by “worst hagglers in Haggletown”

Second year in a row a special session is held to give a billionaire a tax payer funded deal.

I get lectured by democrats who could have done something: They say the money will trickle down to me and my at-risk kids.

Trickle down? I am waiting by the broken copier right now because I have no textbooks.

I’m not supposed to be disappointed?

30 years Nevada public education has been neglected. We are not ahead even after last session restored previous cuts.

Over-night Sheldon Adelson gets a new toy.

Is it any wonder teachers feel like they have zero allies?

Stop your whining and eat those crumbs!

I guess I should lose my job because I state openly I need a reading textbook.

Pardon me for being disappointed today.

The injustice is so thick it is hard for me to see.

I will be at every protest Culinary needs to hold to make those stadium jobs UNION.

Angie