Every election cycle….

Every election cycle, candidates come to our doors, beg for a hearing and request our vote.

There is an unspoken understanding that when the time comes, they will give us a hearing and then a vote. What we have gotten this session is a game of whodunnit. Phantom fiscal notes, murky opposition, blame-shifting, mysterious position shifts make the last two months seem like a very long and repetitive Hardy Boys book. So, let’s gather up our pals and solve this mystery.

At the end of the session if the bill dies, who killed the bill? Key suspects:

Ben Kieckhefer:  Senator K. has long said he didn’t like this bill and didn’t have time for it. In a weird change of heart, he is now in favor of it as witnessed by his release of AB405 from HIS finance committee after a 31 day hostage situation. Apparently it took 31 days to find the fiscal notes on NELIS, read them and finally decide the FantomPhiscalNote was not going to appear suddenly. In fact he is so in favor of AB405, he didn’t need to attend Monday’s hearing in front of his committee. Thank you for your upcoming vote on the Floor of the Senate.

Michael Roberson: Majority Leader has ALWAYS supported this bill. The flood of yes on 405 postcards he received in the last several weeks has givien strength to his support. We thank him for his upcoming vote on the Floor of the Senate.

Greg Brower: Senator B has been able to dance away from this issue because it has not come before him. He has rebuffed several constituents when asked about this issue. Why don’t we put it before him and see where he stands? He doesn’t want to talk about it, he doesn’t want to think about it, he doesn’t want to vote on it!!

Joe Hardy, Chairman of HHS graciously took AB405 from Finance and gave it a hearing. But he has also said there will be NO vote until he has assurances that 11 will vote for it on the floor. Why? A little bit like saying I am not going to vote in the upcoming presidential election until I know for sure the guy I like is going to win. How are voters to know who is standing with parents and who is not?

Aaron Ford, Minority Leader: There is a good chance that the minority caucus will hang together in opposition to this bill. One of the biggest supporters of Democrats is Planned Parenthood and killing AB405 has always been their number one goal. Will the Democrats walk in lock-step or will they stand with parents – pro-choice and pro-life – who view parents as their children’s advocate rather than their children’s enemy?

Governor Sandoval. In the paper poll known as the GREAT 2015 AB405 Postcard Campaign, Governor Sandoval ran neck and neck with Senator Kieckhefer. Although many have had assurances that Governor Sandoval will sign the bill should it get to his desk, many suspect that he has been the force behind the several attempted legislative homicides on this commonsense bill. A common refrain from legislators, lobbyists and citizens is “if he wanted the bill, he would get it – witness the Bullying Bill.”

The citizens have spoken with one voice. The phone calls, emails, post cards and attendance at both hearings were overwhelmingly in favor of this bill. Come the next election cycle, this bill and its outcome will be a factor. And then, the mystery will be solved.

Keep calling. It’s not dead yet!

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  1. Dear Melissa and “Nevada Moms Care” friends,       You have been doing a magnificent campaign for AB 405, Parental Notification!!!        I wish you could be “cloned” in California — and several other states!        Your recent Email post belong is excellent at letting your friends know the political truth about the majority Republican Party and Democratic Party legislators and the Republican Governor’s failures to support and pass AB 405, which is such a commonsense protection of minor girls in Nevada — that has proven benefits in about 38 other states!        Has the following Email from “Nevada Moms Care” been sent directly to and effectively brought to the attention of the legislators mentioned and the Governor?        Time is now CRUCIAL — URGENT —  with only two days left until adjournment by Monday, June 1.       Would it be advisable to send the following Email DIRECTLY to these legislators and the Governor?         What about a media notice or RELEASE to all Nevada media, including, or with a link to the  “Nevada Moms Care” Email message below?        The media might then ask these legislators and the Governor to explain their position on AB 405, before adjournment !!           If they knew they couldn’t hide and play games, they might still decide to take action and vote for AB 405 in the Senate and send it to the Governor for his signature!               You have done very well to expose and to hold legislators and the Governor responsible.        I hope and pray that they will respond and pass AB 405 in the Senate and then Governor Brian Sandoval will promptly sign it. 

             Albin Rhomberg   kolbe333@sbcglobal.net 916-427-1671 916-662-1852 cell 916-421-5732 fax From: Nevada Moms Care To: kolbe333@sbcglobal.net Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2015 3:20 PM Subject: [New post] Every election cycle…. #yiv5686412113 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv5686412113 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv5686412113 a.yiv5686412113primaryactionlink:link, #yiv5686412113 a.yiv5686412113primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv5686412113 a.yiv5686412113primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv5686412113 a.yiv5686412113primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv5686412113 WordPress.com | ehmteecee posted: “Every election cycle, candidates come to our doors, beg for a hearing and request our vote. There is an unspoken understanding that when the time comes, they will give us a hearing and then a vote. What we have gotten this session is a game of whodunnit” | |

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