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DLCC Statement on Nevada Recalls

DLCC Statement on Nevada Recalls

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 30, 2017
CONTACT:
Mara Sloan
DLCC Communications Director
mara@dlcc.org
202.449.6740
DLCC Statement on Nevada Recalls
Executive Director Jessica Post underscores DLCC’s commitment to protecting democracy
 
WASHINGTON -- Today, Republicans in Nevada submitted signatures to the Secretary of State to officially recall State Senator Joyce Woodhouse (SD5). No official reason for the recall has been given and Senator Woodhouse released a statement expressing her disappointment in this politically motivated and orchestrated attack on her constituents’ decision-making.
 
“The DLCC continues to be disappointed by the Republicans wasting time and taxpayer dollars on these unnecessary recall efforts,” said Jessica Post, the DLCC Executive Director. “Nevadans made their voices heard last November when they voted, and we will continue to work hard to protect democracy and prevent this shameful process from gaining any more traction.”
 
In 2016, Nevada Democrats successfully flipped control of both chambers in the state legislature - the only state to do so in the nation. Republicans are desperate to turn back the clock and reclaim control, so they are attempting to file three recall petitions against State Senators Joyce Woodhouse (SD5), Nicole Cannizzaro (SD6), and Patricia Farley (SD8) - all members of the Democratic caucus.
 
Nevada Republicans know they have no other way to gain any leverage in the legislature and this is their last desperate attempt to do so. But these recall petitions have caused statewide outrage, with Nevada journalist and political commentator Jon Ralston calling the recalls “an outrageous abuse” and a “subversion of democracy.” Republican Governor Brian Sandoval expressed his opposition to this effort from state Republicans and special interests, recognizing that there was no legitimate reason for the recalls and stating it sets “a dangerous precedent.”
 
The DLCC has created a recall committee called Our Votes, Our Voice to run a "decline to sign" campaign to educate and ask voters to not sign a recall petition through mail, field, and digital ads. They have been active in field efforts to talk with voters about what Republicans are trying to do and will closely monitor the signature verification process.
 
If you signed a petition and would like to have your name removed visit www.stoptherecalls.org or call 702-580-4952.
 
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