12 Sep Battle Born Progress grades state lawmakers in 2019 Nevada Progress Report
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2019
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Battle Born Progress grades state lawmakers in 2019 Nevada Progress Report
LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, Battle Born Progress released it’s 2019 Nevada Progress Report evaluating each state Senator and Assembly member on their votes for progressive priority legislation during the 80th Legislative Session. Lawmakers are graded with a percentage score based on how many of these priority bills they voted for.
Battle Born Progress Executive Director, Annette Magnus, issued the following statement:
“We’re excited to release our 2019 Nevada Progress Report, which catalogs the incredible progress our state made during the 80th Legislative Session. Under the dedicated leadership of Governor Steve Sisolak, Speaker of the Assembly Jason Frierson, and Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro, the Legislature passed many bills that were the result of years of organizing and advocacy by progressives on issues like gun violence prevention, clean energy, public lands, voting rights, healthcare, public education funding, and economic justice. The scores we gave to legislators were earned by their commitment to these issues and values, as demonstrated by their voting record.
Not all of our priorities passed this session, and our Progress Report highlights those areas of disappointment. AB186, which would have joined Nevada into the National Popular Vote interstate compact, was vetoed by the Governor. In addition, AB291, Assemblywoman Sandra Jauregui’s gun violence prevention omnibus bill, was altered significantly in the closing days of the session by Senate leadership, which betrayed the original intent of the bill. Finally, the rushed fashion by which the Senate leadership rolled out it’s overhaul of the public education funding formula, with little to no input from educators and the community, leaves work to be done in the 2021 session. Our Progress Report makes clear the issues that progressives must focus on next session to build a Nevada where everyone can succeed.”
About the 2019 Nevada Progress Report:
Battle Born Progress (BBP) is a 501 (c)4 organization, and does not make endorsements. Percentage grades on this report card are NOT an endorsement of legislators listed. Grades simply reflect votes taken on legislation advocated for by Battle Born Progress.
Legislation included in the Nevada Progress Report was chosen based on our policy priorities and the amount of time and resources invested into advocating for each bill by Battle Born Progress and our members. We graded legislators based on their votes for, or against, these priority bills. The full list of legislation scored can be found on the Progress Report website.
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About Battle Born Progress: BBP, through strategic communication efforts, empowers, engages and mobilizes Nevada voters to build a state where everyone has a fair opportunity to succeed.