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Justice – Party Platform 2022
- We support funding, governance and legislation to address all aspects of criminal justice and policing reform.
- We believe in a criminal justice system that supports community safety, rehabilitation, and restorative practices for all communities.
- We support federal decriminalization of marijuana.
- We support expunging from an individual’s criminal record all low-level drug convictions if penalties have been fulfilled.
- We support abolition of the death penalty
- We advocate legislative policies that promote accountability for law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
Elections and Voting Rights
100.We support continuing the use of proven reliable signature verification and oppose photo identification requirements for voting.
101.If any new government requirements for voting are instituted, we support free and widely available facilities to help all citizens comply. We support all in-person votes in all elections in Nevada being cast using electronic machines with a verifiable paper trail.
102.We support the creation of a public campaign finance system for elections at the local, state, and national levels.
103.We support overturning the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (558 U.S. 310 (2010)) decision, to remove unlimited corporate spending on elections.
104.We support maintaining a minimum two-week early voting period, and no-excuse required absentee ballot procedures.
105.We support efforts to ensure that the voting process is accessible to all people, including but not limited to ensuring the availability of sign language interpreters, ballots in Braille, language translators, and providing electronic access to ballot text.
106.We support restoration of The Voting Rights Act as it existed prior to 2013.
107.We support transparency at every stage with voting system software by maintaining the official source code on deposit with the Nevada Secretary of State’s office and making it available for public review.
108.We support fully funding and implementing automatic voter registration throughout Nevada beyond just through the DMV for all eligible individuals and implementing automatic notification to previous voting jurisdiction.
109.We support making transparent all campaign contributions within 24 hours, from all sources including but not limited to 527s, Political Action Committees (PACs), super PACs, bundlers, et cetera.
- We oppose the use of recall petitions to remove duly elected officials unless specific allegations of malfeasance or dereliction of duties are stated on the recall petition.
- We support placing the top two (2) candidates from a primary election onto the general election ballot when there are no other candidates for a given partisan office.
- We support the establishment of a state standard defining gerrymandering.
- We support the passage of HR1, the For the People Act of 2021, which addresses voter access, election integrity, election security, political spending, and ethics for the three branches of government.
- We support restoring and codifying in Federal law the ‘Fairness in Broadcasting Doctrine’.
- We support eliminating the Permanent Apportionment Act of 1929 which limits the size of Congress.
- We support legislation to establish uniform security standards for all states and territories to conduct fair elections electronically.
- We support including political advertising under Truth in Advertising liability.
- We support voting in jail for Nevadans being held who cannot pay bail and who are not convicted of a crime.
- We encourage enforcement of legislation to ban discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, and structural historical inequalities be dismantled.
120.We support passage of the Equality Act, which amends the Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination.
121.We support the principle that personal liberties under the Bill of Rights should apply only to natural persons, not corporations.
122.We believe in the fundamental right of self-determination for each individual to manage their own sexuality, and marriage.
123.We support statehood for Washington, D.C.
124.We support statehood for Puerto Rico.
125.We believe Black Lives Matter.
126.We support comprehensive efforts to end violence against the LGBTQIA+ and all other communities.
127.We support the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948.
128.We support all public and private efforts to ensure that Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems.
129.We support all domestic and global efforts that eliminate child marriage, sex trafficking, forced labor and all types of slavery.
130.We support reproductive freedom of choice.
131.We support the passage of HR40, Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act .
132.We support a waiting period for all firearm purchases including at gun shows, online, and between private parties, and mandatory universal background checks.
133.We support the mandatory surrender of firearms when extended protection orders against domestic violence are issued.
134.We support closing the domestic violence “boyfriend loophole”
135.We support a federal assault weapons ban and high-capacity magazine ban.
136.We support the implementation of a nationwide voluntary surrender and buy-back of weapons.
137.We support gun-free zones in all public government venues, and in non-governmental venues which choose to prohibit guns on premises.
138.We support raising the age at which an individual can legally own a firearm to 21.
139.We support the repeal of Nevada’s preemption law, which currently limits the ability to create ordinances to prevent gun violence within local jurisdictions.
140.We support removing liability exemption from gun manufacturers when their products are used to commit violent crime.
141.We support technology and legislation aimed at keeping children safe and ensuring that firearms are stored safely in gun owners’ homes, such as requiring gun locks.
142.We support requiring licensed gun dealers to prevent straw-man purchases. 143.We support Nevada’s right to determine concealed carry reciprocity. 144.We support a ban of all untraceable weapons including but not limited to ghost guns.
145.We stand for and support affordable and accessible universal health care. 146.We oppose discrimination in health care.
147.We support access to health and medical care for all, regardless of the ability to pay. 148.We support the continued maintenance and improvement of public health efforts. 149.We support the expansion of health education and information to the general public.
150.We support the restoration of public funding of scientific research into all areas of health and medicine.
151.We support the patient protections as originally written in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
152.We support expanded Medicare and Medicaid services, including dental, vision, and hearing care.
153.We support the development of a government-run option for health insurance, as originally conceived by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
154.We support expansion of services for adults and children requiring caregivers.
155.We believe substance use disorders (substance abuse) should be regarded as a public health issue.
156.We encourage the expansion of mental health resources in the State of Nevada.
157.We support Medicare and Medicaid being given the authority to negotiate for less expensive, high-quality prescription drugs to be facilitated by prescription pricing transparency.
158.We support medical research aimed at preventing and curing disease and alleviating suffering of humans, while minimizing the use of animal experimentation or vivisection.
159.We support continued regulation of the medical marijuana industry. 160.We support allowing Nevada residents to buy into the Medicaid program in Nevada.
161.We support elimination of the “donut hole” in Medicare’s prescription drug coverage gap.
162.We support the right of all people to have affordable access to all forms of reproductive healthcare, including abortion.
163.We support elimination of healthcare inequities for racial and ethnic minorities.
164.We support removing Federal barriers for medical cannabis research in public and private institutions.
165.We support allowing Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare professionals to discuss cannabis as an alternative to medications without reprisal or penalty.
166.We support equal access to mental and behavioral health in all forms of public and private healthcare.
167.We support the repeal of the Hyde Amendment and the Helms Amendment.
168.We support the establishment of a state license in Nevada for Certified Professional Midwives.
169.We support efforts to expand and enforce healthcare protections for the LGBTQ+ community and the individual’s right to determine appropriate healthcare.
170.We support scientific research into community safety and public health issues related to guns.
171.We support legislative efforts to improve maternal health services for racial and ethnic minority groups, veterans, and other vulnerable populations.
172.We support affordable housing.
173.We support enforcement of legislation that bans discrimination in housing and public accommodations.
174.We support an overall expansion of rental housing stock in the community. 175.We support a Tenants’ Bill of Rights.
176.We support reparations for years of housing segregation and discrimination. 177.We encourage active participation of stakeholders in community planning.
178.We oppose any effort to criminalize Nevadans without homes or facing housing insecurity.
179.We encourage proactively remedying the structural inequality that remains as a result of the legacy of discriminatory policies, public or private.
180.We support providing all necessary health care and social services to families in the process of gaining citizenship, which should not negatively impact their path to citizenship.
181.We support the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM), the Deferred Actions for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), including a path to citizenship for DREAMers.
182.We support families being allowed to stay in the United States while they apply for citizenship.
183.We support Nevada allowing public services to be utilized without fear of reprisal based on immigration status.
184.We welcome refugees as classified by the United Nations.
185.We support the right of municipalities in Nevada to declare themselves to be Welcoming or Sanctuary Zones.
186.We oppose the inhumane treatment of immigrants and asylum-seekers at the border, and the use of Title 42.
187.We oppose efforts to criminalize people providing humanitarian aid to refugees and immigrants.
188.We support reducing the amount of time that families wait for immigration hearings and improving the staffing of judicial officers.
189.We oppose programs that allow collaboration between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials that deport non-violent individuals and separate families.
190.We support Nevada’s role in refugee resettlement and acceptance of refugees throughout the state.
191.We support development and implementation of a comprehensive approach to immigration that clearly lays out processes for entrance into the United States that is fair to all.
Labor & Employment
192.We support the Passage of the PRO-ACT (HR 282) as introduced in Congress in order to increase income equity and decrease the widening income disparity between corporate management and their workers.
193.We support Unemployment Earned Benefits Programs.
194.We oppose employment discrimination based on credit history.
195.We support labor protections for immigrants.
196.We support passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act.
197.We support business incubators and mentoring opportunities for minority, female-owned, and small businesses.
198.We oppose predatory loan practices
199.We support paid sick, parental, family, and medical leave