#ItsNotUpToThem Week

— Roberta Lange, Nevada State Democratic Party Chair

A few weeks ago, the United States Supreme Court issued a backwards ruling that allows for-profit corporate CEOs to make medical decisions that should be made between a woman and her doctor.  That’s right – in the year 2014, the Supreme Court thinks female employees’ healthcare decisions should be made in a corporate boardroom, not a doctor’s office.

This week, the United States Senate will vote on legislation to address the Supreme Court’s ruling and ensure women who work at for-profit corporations have access to reproductive healthcare.  While Democrats like Senator Reid, Reps. Dina Titus and Steven Horsford, and Erin Bilbray support ensuring women have access to reproductive healthcare, Republicans like Dean Heller and Joe Heck have consistently voted to restrict women’s access to contraception.

In support of the Senate bill, Nevada Democrats are launching #ItsNotUpToThem week.  All week we will be highlighting how dangerous the Republican agenda is for the health of Nevada women.  Because whether it’s Mark Hutchison leading the charge to go back to a time where private insurance companies could treat being a woman as a pre-existing condition, or Joe Heck voting to weaken the Violence Against Women Act, it’s time we send a message to Nevada Republicans that women’s healthcare decisions aren’t up to them or corporate bosses.

Sign your name here to tell Republicans it’s 2014, not 1914.    


Please note that Roberta mentioned Candidate Erin Bilbray who is running agains Rep. Joe Heck, but failed to mention Kristen Spees who is running against Rep. Mark Amodei to represent those of us who are unfortunate enough to live in NV-Congressional District 2!

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Not So Safe, Not So Sound: Amodei, Heck and H.R. 3193

Fascinating how the GOP claims to be FOR smaller government and less bureaucracy, but then votes for passage of laws like this that increase the degree of bureaucracy to the detriment of consumers.  Rep.  Amodei who supposedly represents those of us in Northern Nevada voted FOR PASSAGE of this bill?  Why would Rep. Amodei want to increase bureaucracy and make it harder for the government to assure consumer protection?

Originally posted on Desert Beacon:

Occupy Wall Street bankersRepublicans have never liked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau .  Nor have the members of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives stopped trying to find ways to gut the powers of the Bureau.  A voted taken on February 11, 2014 is an indication of that opposition.H.Res. 475: “Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3193) to amend the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 to strengthen the review authority of the Financial Stability Oversight Council of regulations issued by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, providing for proceedings from Feb. 13, 2014 – Feb. 24, 2014.” [rc 59] (223-193) Representative Joe Heck (R-NV) voting in favor of the bill; Representatives Dina Titus (D-NV) and Stephen Horsford (D-NV) voting in opposition.And what would H.R. 3193 do?

(1) “Amends the Consumer Financial Protection Act to authorize the Chairperson of the…

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