Right now, healthcare lobbyists are legally allowed to buy our elected officials’ votes. As long as that’s the case, our representatives will continue to choose campaign donations over Americans’ lives. The healthcare industry spends more than anyone else lobbying politicians to rig the system on their behalf. That should be illegal, but it’s not. Watch our new short film starring @sia as we, the people, unbreak America’s healthcare system. #CureCorruption
There was a lot of shouting after Sara Palin lost to Mary Peltola in Alaska but overall Republicans did just fine in what has been a historically Republican State.
It seems to me that the RCV results really demonstrate that RCV is blind to Party affiliation. RCV and other of the Represent US strategies disadvantage Parties and give the advantage to Voters and Candidates who prioritize State and Country over Partisanship.
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With the help of Represent Us – Ranked Choice Voting & Open Primaries are on their way to becoming reality in Nevada.
The measure was placed on the ballot, it withstood legal challenges and voter got to have their say. It will be back on the ballot in 2 years and if passed again the NV Constitution will be amended to include it.
As you may remember – several months ago the Nevada League of Women Voters, in association with it’s connected organization, Fair Maps Nevada, was working to end Partisan Gerrymandering in Nevada. They wrote up a Constitutional Amendment and were mobilizing to gather Petition signatures.Continue reading “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”
The next meeting of Represent US in Northern Nevada will be this Thursday the 16th at 6:00 but instead of meeting at Roundtable Pizza we will meet virtually using Zoom.
The particulars will be posted on the Private FB Group and will be sent out by email.
If for any reason you do not get them reach out and we will get you onboard.
Hope that you all are doing OK while Staying Home for Nevada!
So you know – the signature gathering process for the anti gerrymandering ballot initiative has been delayed again.
Fair Maps Nevada and the Nevada League of Women Voters, after already revising the original ballot measure’s description of effect, are now back in court appealing what appears to be another attempt to delay the signature gathering process.
They are hoping to prevail soon so that they can ramp up signature gathering and coordinate with RepresentUS.
Hopefully we will be announcing signature gathering training real soon.
You can read all about it here
Represent US has a system so that volunteers can make phone calls on their own schedule using an online tool called CallHub.
They have scripts and phone numbers. It is pretty easy and impactful
If you have not done it before there is a training this Sunday – February 23rd.
Go to this webpage for instructions on how to get trained.
If you have done it before just sign in your account at CallHub and the current campaigns should be right there for you to get going.
If you have friends who might want to help you can pass this along. There are some Social Media buttons just below.
The next meeting of the Carson City Chapter is coming up. If you would like to make contact with other locals who are working to end corruption and make our democracy more representative come on out.
Round Table Pizza
961 Topsy Ln, Ste 440,
Carson City, NV 89705
This meeting will also be announced on our Private Facebook Group page and by email blast.
If you want to spread the word about this or anything else there are Social Media links on the post pages.
Ending Partisan Gerrymandering is one of the major goals of Represent.US.
Gerrymandering is a process by which districts are formed, by political parties, for the express purpose of creating and maintaining a majority in a state.
In many states districts are drawn by the prevailing political party to give themselves an advantage.
At the Sierra Nevada Forum last night, besides me talking about RepresentUs, there were also talks about the 2020 Census, The Fair Maps Coalition’s Effort to Stop Partisan Gerrymandering and Civil Discourse at UNR.
I want to talk a bit about the Fair Maps Coalition’s Effort to stop Partisan Gerrymandering:Continue reading “Effort to Stop Partisan Gerrymandering in Nevada”