Social Justice

Pence Appears With Heller at Nellis Air Force Base, Warns of Potential Conflict With North Korea

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On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence appeared with U.S. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R), and Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt

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Cliven Bundy Challenges Federal Authority Over Public Lands After Release from Jail

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On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro ordered the release of Cliven Bundy from federal custody. On Wednesday, Cliven Bundy addressed the media at

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Social Justice

Nevadans Speak Out on DACA, TPS, and the Future of Immigration Reform

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Last September, President Donald Trump announced the end of the DACA program that has shielded some 900,000 DREAMers from deportation. The Trump Administration has since

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Rosen and Titus Meet with Immigrant Activists, Promise Action on DREAM Act and TPS

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Last Thursday, Rep. Jacky Rosen (D-Henderson) met with immigrant rights activists in Las Vegas to discuss ways to protect DACA and TPS recipients. The next

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Nevada LegislatureSocial Justice

Roberson’s “Sanctuary Cities” Ballot Initiative Loses Challenge in District Court

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This morning, a district court judge ruled against a ballot initiative championed by State Senator and Lt. Governor Candidate Michael Roberson (R-Henderson) to ban “sanctuary

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Pence Appears With Heller at Nellis Air Force Base, Warns of Potential Conflict With North Korea

Cliven Bundy Challenges Federal Authority Over Public Lands After Release from Jail

Nevadans Speak Out on DACA, TPS, and the Future of Immigration Reform

Rosen and Titus Meet with Immigrant Activists, Promise Action on DREAM Act and TPS

Roberson’s “Sanctuary Cities” Ballot Initiative Loses Challenge in District Court

Nevada LegislatureSocial Justice

The State of Women’s Rights in #NVLeg: A Conversation with Nicole Cannizzaro

The Nevada Legislature is historic… Wait, scratch that. It’s HERstoric for several reasons, including the fact that 40% of legislators are women this session. With feminists increasingly concerned about the Trump Administration’s lack of commitment to advancing civil rights, can they make change happen at the state level? I spoke with a legislator who’s already making waves on the equality front. (more…)

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LGBTQ Civil Rights in #NVLeg, a Conversation with Nelson Araujo

From 2009 to 2013, the Nevada Legislature made significant strides in advancing LGBTQ equality. Comprehensive domestic partnerships became law in 2009. Transgender inclusive nondiscrimination bills became law in 2011 and 2013, including a trans* inclusive workplace equality law in 2011. But in the 2015 session, LGBTQ civil rights activists were instead on the defense. So what can civil rights activists expect this session? (more…)

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