News - 2.22.2021
Urgent Action Request from the NVLeg- SJR8
BAD BILL ALERT
Immediate attention required-
Call and have your voice heard about SJR8.
Senate Committee on Legislative Operations and Elections
Date – Tuesday 2/23/2021
Time – 3:30 PM
Pre-register to participate in the hearing here.
To watch the hearing, find the appropriate livestream using this calendar link.
An amendment to SJR8 is up for final approval and would prove to be a disastrous Equal Rights Amendment as it reads “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by this State or any of its political subdivisions on account of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, ancestry or national origin.”
What this really means is Nevada will have:
- Tax funded abortions under ERA.
- The loss of Religious liberty for individuals, businesses, employees, and families.
- Lack of privacy in school bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers.
- Females competing with biological males in sports.
- Much more…
This can be compared to Biden’s Executive Orders putting Transgender rights ahead of all others!
We need everyone to call and write in opposition of this amendment. Please see a sample script below. We encourage everyone to have their own statement prepared as to not repeat this language. Note: email statements that are similar in message (such as copy-and-paste scripts) will be filtered through the NVLeg emails and legislators will only receive one email with that language. we encourage you to write your own personalized email:
“Please vote no on SJR8. This state ERA will force taxpayers to fund abortions like State ERA’s have in Connecticut and New Mexico. ERA will hurt girls’ sports forcing them to compete with transgender males. The girls’ success in sports and chances for scholarships will be harmed. Our children’s safety and privacy in school and on school activities will be in jeopardy. This state ERA is the most radical of any state. This will also harm our Freedom to exercise Religion.”
Senate Legislative Operations and Elections Committee:
Senator James Ohrenschall (Chair) James.Ohrenschall@sen.state.nv.us
p: (775) 684-6503
Senator Roberta Lange
p: (775) 684-504
Senator Nicole Cannizzaro
p: (775) 684-1475
Senator Heidi Gansert
p: (775) 684-1419
Senator Carrie Buck
p: (775) 684-1457
Read the text of SJR8*: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/Session/80th2019/Bills/SJR/SJR8_EN.pdf