Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended by adding a specific guarantee that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by this State or any of its cities, counties, or other political subdivisions on account of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, ancestry, or national origin?
We recommend voting YES on Question 1. Question 1 is essentially a state-specific version of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Voting YES would amend the Nevada Constitution to add new language specifically guaranteeing that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the State or any of its cities, counties, or other political subdivisions bases on race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, ancestry, or national origin.
Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended, effective July 1, 2024, to: (1) establish the State’s minimum wage that employers must pay to certain employees at a rate of $12 per hour worked, subject to any applicable increases above that $12 rate provided by federal law or enacted by the Nevada Legislature; (2) remove the existing provisions setting different rates for the minimum wage based on whether the employer offers certain health benefits to such employees; and (3) remove the existing provisions for adjusting the minimum wage based on applicable increases in the cost of living?
We recommend voting YES on Question 2.
Question 2 does the following things:
1. Sets the minimum wage listed in the constitution to be the same as which was passed in AB456;
2. Removes the healthcare carveout that allowed employers to pay a dollar less if they offered health insurance, regardless of the quality of that health insurance; and
3. Clarifies that the authority to raise the minimum wage in the future lies with the state legislature.
Question 2 helps us even the playing field for workers who are struggling. This is not just a good thing to do, it is the right thing to do. Employers should not be allowed to exploit a system that was designed to ensure workers have fairer wages.
Shall the Nevada Constitution be amended to allow all Nevada voters the right to participate in open primary elections to choose candidates for the general election in which all voters may then rank the remaining candidates by preference for the offices of U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Controller, Attorney General, and State Legislators?
We recommend voting NO on Question 3.
Voting NO will not establish a system of ranked choice voting in Nevada, which has proven to undermine the vote and power of communities of color at the ballot box. The process is complicated, time-consuming, confusing, and will inevitably result in increased errors. With increased errors will come an increased amount of ballots being thrown out and uncounted, ultimately disenfranchising voters, particularly those from BIPOC, low-income, and other marginalized communities.
This policy goes against all the work we’ve done to make access to the ballot better for our communities. Nevada has come too far in our to work expand voting rights in Nevada to take a step back now.