STATEMENT Regarding 2016 Election

09 Nov STATEMENT Regarding 2016 Election

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 9, 2016

CONTACTS: Annette Magnus, annette@battlebornprogress.org

Maria-Teresa Liebermann, mariateresa@battlebornprogress.org

NEVADA VOTERS STAND UP TO THE RACIST WAVE THAT SWEPT THE COUNTRY

Las Vegas- After the results from last night’s election,  Battle Born Progress Executive Director, Annette Magnus, released the following statement:

“I have never been prouder to be a native Nevadan. Last night, the Silver State state was a bright spot in the country by voting for progress instead of fear, hatred, and racist rhetoric. This was the result of a concerted effort in Nevada to educate voters on issues throughout the electoral process.

We spoke to voters about building an economy that works for all Nevadans, affordable college tuition, protecting our public education, keeping public lands in public hands, keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people, the of impact climate change, equal pay for equal work, affordable quality child care, and more. Part of the voter education efforts included the importance of voting from the Presidential race all the way down to local races and ballot questions.

Nevada voters sent a message to people like Joe Heck and Cresent Hardy that they will not support politicians that won’t protect their communities, their public schools, their public lands, or work to improve the lives of working families. This message was sent to Nevada’s legislative candidates as well. We now expect the tone of the upcoming legislative session to be VERY different from the 2015 session where workers rights, civil liberties, women’s rights and access to public education were under constant attack.

Today is only the beginning, our work isn’t over. We will now work to hold all of our elected officials accountable and ensure that they are representing all of the people who elected them. We now have our eyes set on the legislative session starting on Monday, February 6, 2017 and beyond to the 2018 election and 2020 redistricting.”

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