NEVADA NOW ANNOUNCES APPROVED STATE CANDIDATES

NEVADA NOW ANNOUNCES APPROVED STATE CANDIDATES

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”  -Margaret Mead

The goal of researching and endorsing candidates is to determine whether a candidate is a feminist, the depth of their commitment to NOW’s core issues, and whether they will be an ally in the future.

Nevada NOW partnered with its national affiliate to identify Nevada candidates for federal office that have upheld the feminist tenets we have long fought for, and show a commitment to furthering the feminist cause once elected.

As the primary continued Nevada NOW was inundated with requests for endorsements. We are humbled by the showing of forward-thinking, feminist candidates looking for sponsorship from grassroots groups like Nevada NOW.

The continual assaults on women from the current administration have inspired a record number of progressive citizens to run for office in Nevada. To encourage this unprecedented level of democratic participation, Nevada NOW has decided to sponsor a multitude of candidates in the 2018 primary, by marking qualified, feminist candidates as NOW Approved.

We encourage you to vote for the Nevada NOW Approved candidate that speaks to the specific issues of your community. A Nevada NOW Approved candidate is a quality choice for any citizen that believes in the equal rights of all people within their community.

In solidarity,

Nevada NOW

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2018 NOW Conference July 6-8, San Jose, CA

2018 NOW Conference

Join the National Organization for Women for our 2018 Conference! The 2018 conference will be held in San Jose, CA on Friday, July 6 through Sunday, July 8. The conference will take place at the Double Tree by Hilton (2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA, 95110)

The Forward Feminism Conference will take place July 6, 2018 – July 8, 2018. We can’t wait to see you in San Jose!

Several Nevada NOW members will be attending so hope you can join us!

To register or for more information go to now.org

 

 

NOW President Toni Van Pelt Visting Las Vegas!

National Organization for Women President Toni Van Pelt will be attending the Nevada NOW Chapter meeting on May 16, 2018, at the Sahara West Library at 6:00 pm along with State Senator, and US Congress CD4 candidate, Patricia "Pat" Spearman.  They will be speaking on the importance of women in the coming 2018 elections and the roll they will play in the outcome.  The NOW PAC has endorsed four federal candidates in Nevada, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen for US Senate, incumbent Congresswoman Dina Titus, CD1,  State Senator Patricia "Pat" Spearman for US Congress, CD4, and Susie Lee for US Congress, CD3. 

 

Women across Nevada are making their voices heard and we invite you to attend our meeting and meet these two amazing women.  

Congratulations to the new Nevada NOW board!

Congratulations to the new Nevada NOW board elected at our April member meeting.  

Jeri Burton - President

Tricia Methner - Executive Vice President

Stephanie Streuber - Vice President - Outreach

LiNor Ng Briley - Treasurer

There are more opportunities to join our board as Secretary and Vice President of Action or Vice President of Membership.  Let us know if you would like to join the board!

**ACTION NEEDED - Contact the Nevada Gaming Control Board regarding their decision to investigate sexual harassment in the gaming industry**

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**ACTION**
The Nevada Gaming Control Board has publicly announced their plan for proposed regulation with regard to more stringent sexual harrassment regulations for corporations doing business in the gaming industry in Nevada. Workshops to receive inputs from the stake owners will be scheduled during the month of May and the GCB will approve new regulations.

Your input is important to share with the gaming board now. Please take the time to write and email to bharris@gcb.nv.gov. 

Suggested text:
Dear Becky Harris, Chairwoman
Nevada Gaming Control Board

We commend the Nevada Gaming Control Board on their decision to investigate actions that need to be taken to alleviate the harassment, sexually as well as other forms of harassment, in the gaming industry. We ask that this action be taken as soon as possible to have new policies in place to reduce this enormous problem. It is vital to take action now. The NGCB's actions will be a model for other industries and society in general for a better future for all.
Thank you again for responding to this problem.  
Sincerely,

Nevada NOW Announces endorsed State and Local Candidates

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Nevada NOW is a multi-issue organization. We endorse candidates who are feminists and support our core issues.  The strength of our endorsement lies with the support and enthusiasm our members bring to campaigns. The questionnaire we sent to candidates covered the following issues: Elimination of violence against women, Abortion and reproductive rights without restrictions, Economic Justice, Promoting diversity and ending racism, The Equal Rights Amendment, LGBTQIA rights, Outreach to women in their campaign and supporting women to run for office.  Nevada NOW is announcing our endorsement of the following candidates:
 

  • Chris Giunchigliani for Governor
  • Kate Marshall for Lt. Governor
  • State Sen. Aaron Ford for Attorney General
  • State Sen. Tick Segerblom for Clark County Commission Dist E
  • Justin Jones for Clark County Commission Dist F
  • Michael Gandy for Assembly Dist 15
  • Connie Munk for Assembly Dist 4

 
If you are a candidate in Nevada and would like  us to send you a questionnaire please let us know at info@nevadanow.org