The following is the status all actions taken on bills introduced as of February 6, 2015.
From education to speed limits, marijuana to business development, and liquor licensing to good governance, the 2015 Legislature has its work cut out for them. Approximately 200 bills have already been filed. Here are some to keep an eye on.
Early voting is currently underway in Nevada. The numbers are underwhelming. Seems like everyone has a reason why they haven't voted yet. That sound you hear is my brain trying to compute the most ridiculous of excuses I've heard.
I know that we're not all the same. I know everyone has different ambitions, priorities, and life situations. But one of the things that binds American citizens is our democracy. In this country, our vote is our voice. So what is happening?
Our community mourns the passing of Sandy Eddy; mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, activist and humanitarian.
Sandy Eddy grew up in Kansas City, Kansas; the younger of two children and sister to an older brother. She graduated from Wyandotte High School in Kansas City, married and had her first child, Phil, at age 19. Shortly after Teresa (her second child) was born, Sandy owned and operated a beauty salon in the basement of their house. A divorce, relocation, and meeting the man who became her second husband took her to Washington DC where she began a career in telecommunications. That career would serve her well for nearly 35 years and ultimately took her to Los Angeles before moving to Nevada in 1991.
The following was written by guest author Estella Morales.
With a very heavy and sad heart, I give tribute to a very special person that some of you may not know.
Janice Brown was the Executive Director of the Nevada State Democratic Party. She served in 2000 with then Chair, Rory Reid. I had the immense honor of serving with both of them as an unpaid staffer.
Janice put in place our first website. It was beautiful, our flag unfurling, with the voices of Presidents FDR, JFK, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Erin Bilbray worked with us, also. We talked about a Democratic Institute for candidates. See, someone told me that we need more Latina/o elected officials. Well, Erin took the idea and ran with it, thus Emerge Nevada.
Janice was Native American, Osage Nation, to be exact. She was bent on making sure the Nevada State and County Democratic Parties were a great big tent. She did this work with Chairman Reid's urging and blessings.
Janice spoke frequently about starting a Democratic Hispanic group, but it would have to include all of the Hispanic Nations. We called the Latina/o members of the state central committee to a meeting at party headquarters. Thus, the Nevada Hispanic Democratic Caucus was born.
Our first NHDC Chair was Margarita Rebollal. A few weeks after we elected her, she stood on the McCarran tarmac greeting President Clinton. That made the front page of the Review Journal, with a notable caption regarding our new NHDC Chair.
We also started the Nevada Native American Democratic Caucus. Janice, joked that I was indeed Native American, also. Since I was the temporary Nevada Hispanic Democratic Caucus Secretary, Janice asked me to serve as secretary for the Nevada Native American Democratic Caucus as well.
With our hands full, we also kick started the LGBT Democratic Caucus. The name has since changed. As you can see, we had an LGBT gala dinner that included Congressman Barney Frank.
Between the 2000 Presidential campaign and all of the regular monthly or quarterly club and caucus meetings, we still managed to hold weekly voter registration drives at the federal building.
These are just some of the efforts our dear friend Janice Brown organized. They energized us to get voters to register and vote. And for the first time, we implemented a Ride to the Polls service.
Truly we stand on the shoulders of tough, talented and dedicated people like our friend Janice Brown.
We that knew her, will miss her terribly. If you didn't know her, you at least enjoy all of the amazing things Janice and Chair Rory Reid put in place for us.
Our solace is that she is pain free, and now we have an Angel helping us in everything we do for others.
July 8, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2014
Contact: Caitlin Teare
Phone: (202) 225-5965
MEDIA ADVISORY: Titus to Meet with Southern Nevadans, Discuss Need for Immigration Reform
Las Vegas, NV – Today, June 27 at 11:00 a.m. PST, Congresswoman Dina Titus will meet with Southern Nevadans, including Orland Mata and Juan Brijido, who with assistance from the Congresswoman’s office recently had their cases with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) successfully resolved. The event will highlight the immigration services available through the Congresswoman’s office and discuss the need for immediate action to fix our broken immigration system. Orland and Juan will also have the opportunity to share their stories with attending media.
WHO: Congresswoman Dina Titus
WHERE: Office of Congresswoman Dina Titus
550 East Charleston Blvd. Suite B
Las Vegas, NV 89104
WHEN: Today, June 27 11:00 a.m. PST
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressmen Filemon Vela, Congressman Steven Horsford, and Congressman Rubén Hinojosa to Visit South Texas Detention Center Saturday
WHO: Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
U.S. Representative Filemon Vela, member, House Homeland Security Committee
U.S. Representative Rubén E. Hinojosa, Chairman, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
U.S. Representative Steven Horsford, member, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee
WHAT: Will receive briefing from Customs and Border Protection regarding the surge of unaccompanied children crossing our southern border and will walk through the Brownsville Border Patrol Station, where unaccompanied children are being temporarily detained. Following the briefing, the Members will hold a press conference.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m. CT, Saturday, June 28, 2014
NOTE: Press and camera crews must RSVP to Jose Borjon at email@example.com or (956) 459-2415 to receive media credentials and information regarding location.
For Immediate Release, June 27, 2014
Contact: Erica Prosser, 702-381-4054
Erin Bilbray Calls on Congressman Heck to Pass Comprehensive