Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote for Jill Stein – Tablet Magazine

“At a time when a third of Sanders supporters still haven’t committed to backing Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump in the general election, where every percentage point will matter, Stein’s candidacy looms larger. Many good people are only just discovering her campaign, and wondering if she might be worthy of their vote. Which is why it’s time for responsible political observers to say what has been commonly understood among those who have followed Stein for years: Friends don’t let friends vote for Jill Stein.”

Read the full article here: Friends Don’t Let Friends Vote for Jill Stein – Tablet Magazine

NV-SOS Denies Ballot Access to the Green Party Candidate

After review of the signatures on applications presented to the Clark County Registrar, it was determined that insufficient “valid” signatures were obtained in order to qualify Green Party candidate Jill Stein a spot on Nevada’s 2016 General Election Ballot.

That Clark County decision was appealed to the NV Secretary of State, Barbara Cegavske. After a review of the procedures used by Clark County, she affirmed Clark County’s results and denied the Green Party’s appeal pursuant to Nevada statute NRS 293.12795(3).

Conclusion:
The Secretary of State hereby affirms the Certificate of Results of Signature Examination for the Nevada Green Party ballot access petition submitted by the Clark County Registrar of Voters on June 21, 2016. It is the finding of this office that the Nevada Green Party ballot access petition was properly verified by the Clark County Registrar of Voters in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and procedures.  Accordingly, the Appeal by the Nevada Green Party Contesting Clark County’s Verification of Signatures in Support of the Green Party’s Ballot Access Petition is denied. Pursuant to NRS 293.12795(1)(b), the Clark County Registrar of Voters will be notified that the petition at issue remains insufficient. This decision is final for purposes of judicial review, pursuant to NRS 293.12795(3).

 

Click here to read the full Denial of Appeal_Nevada Green Party.

Three Winnemucca Council Seats Will Be On November Ballot

Packets are being readied to go out on Friday this week relative to 3 openings on the Winnemucca City Council that will be on the General Ballot. Vacancies for Seats 1, 3 and 5 will need to be filled. People interested in applying to fill these openings will need to do so ruing a very short application period from Tuesday August 30, 2016 to end of the workday on Friday, September 2, 2016.

The City Council is the governing body of the City of Winnemucca. There are five (5) Council Seats of which all officers serve four (4) year staggered terms. City Council Seats 1, 3 and 5 are up for election (in the 2016 general election) while Seats 2 and 4 are up for election along with the Mayoral seat (in the 2014 general election). Candidates run for office and are elected by the electors of the City at large. Three (3) members of the Council constitute a quorum and may conduct City business. Ordinances and Resolutions require three (3) affirmative votes to pass.

Here’s your chance to put a Democratic stamp on our community. Who’s willing to apply and run?

DNC Convention Tribute to Harry Reid

Yesterday, at the Democratic National Convention, Harry Reid addressed the delegates, but speech was introduced with a video tribute:

 

Transcript:

You know, I’ve spent a lot of time in a Republican Senate, so it’s nice to be a room that respects reason and facts.

I appreciate the the tribute. I really do I appreciate the tribute. But anything I’ve accomplished I owe to the great Senate teammates I’ve had, my democratic senate caucus, Nancy Peloci in in the House, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden. And I give a never ending tribute for ur next president Hillary Clinton.

As a team, we fought for the believe that affordable health care is a right not a privilege. As a team, we fought the idea we shouldn’t get the bill for Wall Street’s bad bets. As a team, we fought for the promise that your hard earned Social Security is a sacred trust.

Donald Trump and Mike Pence want to put insurance companies back in charge of your health. Donald Trump and Mike Pence want to let big banks run wild again. And, Donald Trump and Mike Pence want to gamble with your retirement benefit in the stock market. Republicans want to tear down the pillars of middle class security. We won’t let that happen.

And I have never seen anything more craven than Mitch McConnell and what he’s done to our democracy. His Republican Party decided that the answer to our hard-working American dreams is to slander our African American President, stoke fear of Muslims, sold hatred of Latinos, sold hatred of Asians and of course, waged war against women. In other words, the only things Republicans like Mitch McConnell have accomplished is setting the stage for a hateful con man, Donald Trump.

When Trump decided to run for President, he probably said to himself. I’m an ego maniac. I don’t believe in science. I think women are inferior. Where would I feel at home. We know where that is.

Parents, you’re right to worry about your children hearing what comes out of the Donald Trump’s mouth. Republicans. You should have been careful also, because Donald Trump learned it from watching you.

You know they say that they believe in country first. What a joke!

Republicans who won’t stand up to Trump. believe in one thing. and one thing only — Party first. And this year, 2016, they’ve gone even further, nominating the poster child of “ME first.”

Trump knew that hateful rhetoric and dangerous policies are the way to win and today’s GOP. But that’s not how you win in America. And that’s not how America wins in the world. Democrats know. We win with an economy that works for everybody. With a strong, smart, national security that values our allies and doesn’t advise a cyber attack on our country.

And we know winning is the work of the team. With Hillary in the White House and a majority in the Senate, Democrats will keep fighting. For immigration reform, that keeps America true. For clean energy that keeps America strong. And for a Supreme Court keeps America just. And — background checks for gun buyers and an assault weapons ban that keeps America safe.

Since my boxing days, I find my share fights. In my fifty years of fighting for Nevadans, I’ve also realized that a leader is actually a corner man. A corner man, someone who stands on your side who has your back in a fight. Middle class families fighting to give your kids a better life — Democrats’ stand in your corner. Americans fighting for the equality and respect our nation promises you — we’re in your corner. For Americans risking everything to get here and then finally making here — we’re in your corner.

You’re the ones fighting the hardest fights.  You’re the ones who need leaders in your corner. Leaders like mine forever friend, Bernie Sanders. Leaders like. Catherine Cortez Masto — who’s going to help Democrats take back the senate. Leaders who never back down.  And oh do we love Tim Kaine. We really do. Leaders who’ve had your back their whole live,s like Hillary Clinton, the most qualified and prepared candidate in the history of America. In a few months, I’ll be stepping out of the ring one last time, but Democrats will always, always be in your corner. So, together let’s keep fighting together, fighting the good fight.

Thank you very much.

Chip Evans and Northern Nevada Democrats Ready to Lead

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PRESS RELEASE: Remarks from today’s Press Conference in Reno with Democratic Candidates

RENO, NV — “As perhaps never before, our communities in northern Nevada face both enormous challenges and opportunities.

Too many among us are still hurting from the devastation of the Great Recession. Small businesses still struggle. Jobs that pay living wages that can support our families remain scarce. Overcrowded schools and our inability to attract qualified teachers dim our children’s futures. We are awash in hate speech from demagogues that seek to divide us.

The Democrats assembled here are ready to take on these challenges and turn the tide.

  • We remain committed to the needs of all our people, not just those of the wealthiest few and big business.
  • We reject the tactics of obstruction and the language of hate and division.
  • We embrace the diversity of our community and its many needs.
  • We will seek every vote, in every region, especially from those disgusted with government dysfunction.
  • Through words and actions, we will represent all the people of northern Nevada.

I am a pragmatic progressive, ready to work in Congress to support northern Nevada’s seniors, women, minorities, working families and small businesses. I go to Congress to bring good jobs with fair wages to northern Nevadans, strengthen Social Security and Medicare, get big money out of politics and preserve our public lands.

I seek to replace Mark Amodei, a lawyer, lobbyist and career politician already looking for his next job. Based on his own comments and lack of action, it seems he’s already got one foot out the door!

Hard to believe that in a historic Do-Nothing Congress, Mr. Amodei has failed to show up to vote on bills at three times the rate of his peers.

To make things worse, even when Mr. Amodei does show up, he votes against the welfare of Nevadans. But don’t take my word for it; non-partisan groups say the same thing. Based on recent scorecards assembled to keep the actions of Congress accountable, Mr. Amodei received:

  • a ZERO rating on votes important to seniors from the Alliance for Retired Americans
  • a ZERO rating on women’s legislation from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund
  • a rating of 20 out of 100 on bills important to Latinos from the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda
  • a ZERO rating on votes affecting the LGBT community from the Human Rights Campaign
  • a 3 out of 100 rating on environmental bills from the League of Conservation Voters

And let’s not forget that Mr. Amodei voted lockstep with his Republican colleagues for the disastrous government shut down that left 11,000 northern Nevada families without a paycheck.
His votes explain why a recent poll showed barely a third of northern Nevadan’s believe Mr. Amodei is worthy of re-election and nearly half believe it’s time for him to get his wish and come home.

As he recently told us, Mr. Amodei is not happy working in Washington and would rather come back to Nevada and run for governor or attorney general. The voters of northern Nevada should be offended that he’s chosen to run for Congress again.

Mr. Amodei has been the poster child of the dysfunction in Washington; a Republican-led Congress that has been terrible for seniors, women, minorities, and our environment. His stated support of Mr. Trump and his failure to denounce his divisive and disastrous agenda indicates his votes will only get worse.

I’m sure the voters of northern Nevada will want to hear Mr. Amodei explain his lack of interest, lack of action, and less than stellar voting record when we debate in October.

I have a decades-long history as a businessman who walks the talk — helping local small businesses prosper and bringing high tech opportunities to northern Nevada.

I’ve got a history of reaching out to my Republican colleagues to find common ground while strongly advocating my progressive ideals and working with community organizations for social justice.

I’m ready to get to work in Congress for the benefit of northern Nevadans and our nation.

I’m proud to stand with these other Democratic candidates seeking to represent us in city, county and state government. They represent the values of hard-working Nevadans and the common-sense approaches needed to move our communities forward.”

Evans is a businessman and entrepreneur advising early-stage companies. He previously worked as a senior executive in large and small high technology companies.

Evans is a former Chair of the Washoe County Democratic Party and served on Reno’s Ward 3 Neighborhood Advisory Board. He was Board Treasurer of Acting in Community Together in Organizing Northern Nevada (ACTIONN) and was the Founding Nevada Director for the Cleantech Open. He is currently a member of the NAACP, the Democratic Women of Washoe County and the Alliance for Retired Americans.

To learn more about Chip Evans and his campaign for Congress, visit chipevans4congress.com, follow Chip on Facebook or Twitter @chip4congress, stop by Campaign Headquarters at 4635 Longley Lane, #109, Reno, or call 775-240-1222
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Local County Election Results—Humboldt County

COUNTY COMMISSION SEAT A (REPUBLICAN)

BRISSENDEN,
MARLENE
CHATFIELD,
KEVIN
Percent 63.92% 36.08%
Humboldt Votes 845 477

COUNTY COMMISSION SEAT B (REPUBLICAN)

BELL, MIKE DOLPHIN, DENISE K.
Percent 65.21% 34.79%
Humboldt Votes 864 461

HUMBOLDT HOSPITAL DIST TRUSTEE, SEAT D (NP)

HAMMARGREN,
WILLIAM “BILL”
JACOBSEN,
BARBARA A.
LECUMBERRY-UHLMANN,
SABRINA
Percent 42.76% 32.66% 24.59%
Humboldt Votes 779 595 448

SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE SEAT C (NP)

BETTERIDGE, BOYD
Percent 100.00
Humboldt Votes 1575

SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE SEAT D (NP)

BRAGINTON, BRUCE L.
Percent 100.00
Humboldt Votes 1593

UNIVERSITY BOARD OF REGENTS, DISTRICT 8  (NP)

MCADOO, CATHY
Percent 100.00
Humboldt Votes 1571

Demanding Strict Constitutional Abidance Until It’s Inconvenient

Justice01Within minutes of the news breaking that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had died, Republicans said (more specifically Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said) they would refuse to consider ANY Obama nominee to replace him, no matter what. Such a lengthy vacancy on the court would likely preserve the status quo in a number of high-profile cases this term, including those affecting the issues of affirmative action, immigration, abortion access and possibly even the president’s climate regulations. It would also leave in legal limbo countless other cases Scalia and his clerks have worked on this term.

Several critical cases are already pending before the Supreme Court, including:

  • The latest attack on abortion rights in Texas
  • President Obama’s Clean Power Plan to fight climate change
  • The president’s action to allow the “Dreamer” undocumented immigrants to stay in our country
  • The right-wing attack on the right of teachers and other workers to form strong unions
  • An extremist proposal to roll back voting rights by ending the “one person, one vote” rule
  • A Texas case that would limit affirmative action in higher education

It’s time to say resoundingly, “ENOUGH!” Republican obstruction has its limits. We, as Democrats, need to commit to doing everything it takes to retake the U.S. Senate this fall. If the Senate leaves town on recess (which they shouldn’t, the President should hold them in session), President Obama could make an appointment during that recess. And, if the GOP-controlled Senate does successfully manage to block all consideration of President Obama’s nominee, we need to make sure that we elect those who, once seated and sworn in the first week of January, will confirm President Obama’s nominee before our next President is inaugurated.

Along with other matters, such as overturning Citizens United, these cases remind us just how important it is that the next Supreme Court justice share America’s progressive values and rules the right way on these issues. We have an historic opportunity to have a progressive majority on the Supreme Court for the first time in more than 25 years.

Catherine Cortez Masto is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Harry Reid. To assure that our concerns and issues are effectively considered and dealt with by the U.S. Senate, you need to make sure you get out this fall, either during early voting, or on election day, and cast your vote for Catherine. The last person we need claiming to represent Nevada’s interests is a Senator Joe Heck. It’s time to send him packing. We’ve seen what he did in the House and we don’t need even more of that in the Senate.

26 Days to the NV Caucuses

With less than a month to go until the Nevada Democratic caucuses, it’s more important than ever to make sure that Nevada is ready to select our Democratic nominee. That’s why we’ve released a new video to show you what Caucus Day will look like!

Nevadans will play a huge part in the selection of a Democratic nominee – we’re the First in the West and just the third state to have our voice heard this cycle. That’s why it’s SO important that YOU make your voice heard.

If you’re not currently registered as a Democrat:  Register HERE

To check your registration on line: Check Your Registration HERE
(HINT: You can also find out your Precinct number at this link)

To PRE-REGISTER for your caucus & find out the location for your Precinct’s Caucus go HERE.  Pre-registering will save you considerable time during the check-in process that morning.

Doors will open throughout Humboldt County Caucus sites at 10:00 AM.  First count will take place at 11AM.

Getting Ready for Caucus

— Vickie Rock, HumboldtDems Chair

Caucus day is coming up soon:  Saturday, February 20, 2016 with doors opening at 10:00 AM and counts beginning at 11:00 AM. If you’ve never participated in a “caucus” before, you can learn more about the process HERE.

To facilitate holding caucuses across the county, I’ve been making phone calls attempting to find folks who would be willing to help us conduct their precinct’s Caucus as well as folks to check folks in and register those chose to do same-day registration.  Though I’ve made it through most of the list of Democrats for whom I phone numbers, there a quite a few folks around the county for whom I have no phone number.  I’m still calling precinct Democrats, but if you’re in Precincts 1 -6 and you haven’t gotten a call from me, I don’t have  your number and thus, couldn’t make that “ask.”  So, if you’d be willing to help out in your precinct, please call me instead at (775) 623-1029.

Here’s when training for those who will be helping to conduct the various precinct Caucus sessions will take place:

When:  Saturday, February 6, 2016 from Noon to 3 PM

Where:  RoundTable Pizza, 1043 W 4th St, Winnemucca, NV

For those who have agreed to help, please hold that date and time on your calendars.

Pre-Registering for Caucus —

Caucus Express is a new tool that allows caucus goers to save time and speed up the process of signing in on Caucus Day by pre-registering now online.  It’s a 3-step process that first asks for your email, your last name, date of birth and zip code, asks you to verify that the person they found in the DMV is you, and then lets you “pre-register.”  The application will then email your confirmation with your caucus location.

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How the Caucus Express Works for you —

Users will receive their caucus location and updates about the caucus via email and can also enroll to receive text message alerts. When voters who have pre-registered arrive on Caucus Day, they will see a special phone number posted near the entrance line. When they text their unique code to that number from their mobile device, they can proceed to the express check-in lane.

What To Do If Your Information Doesn’t Match —

If the Caucus Express system cannot find any Democratic voter registrations that match your information, it may be because of a recent change in name or address. You also must be registered to vote as a Democrat in order to participate in the caucuses. Nevada Democrats allow same-day voter registration on Caucus Day, or you can register to vote or update your information now on the Nevada Secretary of State’s website.

Who Can Attend a Precinct Caucus?

  • Precinct caucuses are open meetings. Anyone can attend and observe, but only registered Democrats (including 17 year olds who will be 18 by November 8, 2016 and register as Democrats) can participate.
  • Young people who will NOT be 18 by November 8, 2016 are encouraged to attend as Youth Attenders. They can not participate in the caucus. They are there strictly to observe.

Who Can Participate?

  • All participants must be Democrats registered to vote in their precinct. A list of registered Democrats will be available at the caucuses. If you are not on the list and are not registered to vote, you will be able to register as a Democrat at the caucus.
  • If you’re currently registered as a Democrat in Humboldt County, but want to participate in the caucus, you can save yourself some time plus the hassle of same-day registration, by registering online at the NV Secretary of State’s website well before caucus day.
  • Seventeen-year-olds, who will be 18 by the general election on November 8, 2016, will be allowed to fully participate. If they have not done so before caucus day, they will be required to fill out a voter registration card and register as a Democrat.
  • Participants will be allowed to register to vote at their precinct caucus location. Republicans, nonpartisans and others will be able to change their registration to become a Democrat that day to enable their partication.
    • NOTE: Should a Republican change his/her registration to Democrat, s/he will NOT be able to participate in the Republican Caucus on Tuesday, February 23, 2016.  The Delegate selection plan subsection states: No person shall be allowed to participate in the Presidential Preference Poll at the Precinct Meeting who does not already appear as a registered Republican on the voter rolls for that precinct not less than ten (10) days prior to the day of the meeting. Same day registration is prohibited.

Does it cost anything to participate?
No.

Is there a way to vote early or cast an absentee vote?
No.

Caucus Locations:

Precinct Approx # of Dems Caucus Location (Location of Precinct)
01 156 Winnemucca Junior High School (Downtown and North of 1-80)
02 200 French Ford Middle School (Winnemucca N of 1-80 Corridor)
03 191 French Ford Middle School (Winnemucca South Middle)
04 181 French Ford Middle School (Winnemucca South West)
05 169 French Ford Middle School (Winnemucca South East)
06 222 Grass Valley Elementary School (SW Grass Valley)
07 142 Grass Valley Elementary School (SE Grass Valley)
08 11 Denio Rural Elementary School (Denio)
09 19 Winnemucca Junior High School (Golconda)
10 66 Ft. McDermitt Reservation Facilities (McDermitt Area)
11 21 Orovada Elementary School (Orovada)
12 11 Paradise Valley Elementary School (Paradise Valley)
13 42 Winnemucca Junior High School (County North – Paradise Estates)
14 83 Winnemucca Junior High School (County Short North)
15 52 Winnemucca Junior High School (County North – Sand Dunes)