This is a copy of the weekly update from Michelle White, Political Director for Hillary for NV. 

It's been another productive week for the Hillary for NV campaign! We kicked it off with a strong Weekend of Action, where our organizers hosted more than 40 events statewide in an effort to earn every vote. The political department has been working hard to develop a constituency group council program for every unique community in Nevada. Many of you will be hearing from me in the coming weeks and months as we start to form these groups of grasstops and grassroots leaders. For a full update of all the #HillaryforNV news from the week, see below.

This is a copy of the weekly update from Michelle White, Political Director for Hillary for NV. 

I want to start this email by thanking all those who've worked so hard to secure marriage equality in NV and across America. SCOTUS's decision will go down in history and you should all be proud of the work you've done to make this dream a reality for so many LGBTQ Americans. Below are some updates re: Marriage Equality from the Hillary for NV campaign:
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Check out the @HillaryforNV Twitter page and the Hillary for NV Facebook page to share posts celebrating marriage equality! 
Click here to find events in your neighborhood and get involved!

LAS VEGAS OFFICE OPENING: Be on the look out next week for details on our Las Vegas office opening event! I'll be sending the schedule to all of you once we finalize the details. I hope you'll all be able to attend!

Every now and then we are going to need some help from local supporters and community leaders like you. Below is a list of ways to help the Hillary for NV campaign right now:

SUPPORTER HOUSING: Our organizing department is receiving resumes every day from people around the country who want to work in NV to get Hillary elected. Right now we have over 70 fellows on the ground, but we could use more. If any of you are willing to provide supporter housing for a summer fellow, or know someone who might be interested, please give me a call or send me an email. 

SPONSOR A PHONE BANK: Our volunteers and fellows are in the office every night making calls to gain support for Hillary. I think we all agree that hard work deserves to be rewarded, and that's why we are asking local leaders to sponsor a phone bank and bring in some food for our hardworking vols! If you're interested, please call or email me anytime. 

SMS PROGRAM: Earlier this week our Digital Department launched the Hillary for NV SMS program. All you have to do is text 'NEVADA' to 47246 to get all the latest campaign updates. Please share with other supporters and friends!

Check out some of press highlights from the past week:

The race is on for the Latino vote (Washington Post, by Mary Jordan)
KEY EXCERPT: So far, Clinton’s campaign is the most visible on the ground in Nevada, with staff already beginning to knock on doors.

Hillary Clinton, near Ferguson, calls for confronting ‘hard truths’ about race (Politico, By Annie Karni)
KEY EXCERPT: “Her comments personally resonate with me as an African American,” said Nevada State Sen. Aaron Ford, who supported Barack Obama in 2008. “This morning at the gym I spoke with a couple people who were appreciative of the stance she has taken on this. Her courage in this instance is shining through.”

Want To Change the World? (Let's Talk Nevada, by Anatole Jenkins)
KEY EXCERPT: She has made it her life’s work to speak out on issues that are usually forgotten, and advocate for communities that often get left out.

Again, thank you for all your support and feedback!
Hey, let's give guns to mentally unstable people! Or disincorporate the City of Ely. And of course, strip collective bargaining of more of its place at the negotiating table. Read all about it here. 

Amending the Nevada Constitution to limit the amount of property taxes which may be cumulatively levied per year to 1 percent of the base value of the property. Increasing the penalty a person would be charged with for knowingly submitting false information on their voter registration. Special license plates in support of the Second Amendment. Increasing the penalty from misdemeanor to felony for committing three or more acts of graffiti. Changing the way Home Owner's Associations can collect on a lien of a unit's property.  Changing appeal provisions for workers' compensation. What do all these things have in common? They're all part of the new legislation introduced yesterday. 

Nevada school districts were squarely in favor of Senate Bill 119, which would allow a 10-year rollover of school bonds to finance construction of new schools. That all sounds great - except the part where the school districts would be exempt from having to pay workers prevailing wage. 

Along came Senate Bill 207, which essentially provided for the same thing but did not include the controversial language gutting prevailing wage. It swooped in, was passed, and signed into law by Governor Sandoval before a final vote was ever taken on SB 119. But two days later, SB119 came back unexpectedly, passed the committee without recommendation and was signed into law hours later on a Friday evening after most legislators had already gone home. 

So what happened? What follows is Clark County School District's explanation. 



Enacts provisions related to multicultural education. (BDR 34-102)

Sponsors:  Assemblymen Munford, Hickey, Diaz, Thompson, Flores, Elliot Anderson, Araujo, Benitez-Thompson, Bustamante Adams, Kirkpatrick, Neal, Ohrenschall, Sprinkle, Swank, and Wheeler; Senators Manendo, Atkinson, Denis, Kihuen, Ford, Harris, and Spearman

(Referred to Assembly Committee on Education)


Requires an employer to provide paid sick leave to each employee of the employer under certain circumstances. (BDR 53-1059)

Sponsors:  Assemblymen Neal, Bustamante Adams, Diaz, Benitez-Thompson, Carlton, Elliot Anderson, Araujo, Carrillo, Flores, Joiner, Kirkpatrick, Munford, Ohrenschall, Spiegel, Sprinkle, Swank, and Thompson; Senators Ford, Woodhouse, Kihuen, Atkinson, Parks, Manendo, and Spearman

(Referred to Assembly Committee on Commerce and Labor)

Revises provisions governing certain crimes against older persons and vulnerable persons. (BDR 15-566)
Sponsors:  O'Neill, Armstrong, Dickman, Kirner, Silberkraus, and Wheeler
(Referred to Assembly Committee on Judiciary)

Revises provisions governing records of criminal history. (BDR 14-977)
Sponsors:  O'Neill
(Referred to Assembly Committee on Judiciary)

Revises provisions regarding juvenile justice. (BDR 5-842)
Sponsors: Ohrenschall
(Referred to Assembly Committee on Judiciary)
Makes various changes related to public safety. (BDR 16-568)
Sponsors: Sprinkle
(Referred to Assembly Committee on Judiciary) 

Whatever we may have said about the obstruction and lack of progress by Nevada Republicans is a thing of the past now that they are in control of the Nevada legislature. Check out this list pending legislation already in progress and then submit your opinion about these bills

The following is the status all actions taken on bills introduced  as of February 6, 2015.