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am very proud of the work I did to help move Nevada forward in a
way that I hope will truly create what Governor Sandoval has
already dubbed "the New Nevada." This was in many ways a truly
historic session, where Democrats and Republicans worked
together, fighting for what we each believed was the best path
to improve our state, but compromising so that the stalemates of
the past gave way to what we all hope will be a better future
for our state.
I am also very proud of the
legislation that I introduced and worked on, which will help
reduce bullying, get important information to parents and help
keep some especially-challenged Nevada families together.
As you may recall, during
the 2015 State of the State address, Governor Sandoval called me a
"champion of school safety and anti-bullying efforts." At the
time, I was working closely with Governor Sandoval's team on
what became SB504, the landmark anti-bullying legislation known
as "Hailee's Law." SB504 developed from the heartbreaking
stories of several parents who live in my district, and I am so
very happy that this bipartisan legislation is now law. I also
introduced AB206, which mandates that parents be notified of
resources available if their child is bullied - or if the child
has health-related issues. The notices are designed to conform
with SB504, and will help with the goals of ending bullying and
giving parents the information they need to help their children.
One my favorite parts of AB206 is that the idea for the bill
came from one of my constituents, whom I met while out
campaigning. We started talking about education issues, and I
told her a story about an experience I had during Nevada Reading
Week in 2014, when a fourth grade teacher stopped me in the
middle of the book to tell me that over half the class had
literacy issues because they had vision problems that were not
being addressed. After leaving that classroom, I worked
with the school district and Legislative staff to get eyeglasses
donated to that classroom. But I was dismayed... that was
just one class, and I wondered how many children statewide were
also having learning problems because they had a physical
problem that required attention?
knew that the state did not have budget to help all of these
children, and I also knew that there are resources in the
community that can help. The idea for how to solve the dilemma
came from that conversation. If you have children in
school, you may have even seen a flyer called the, "AB206
Flyer," which notifies parents of available resources in the
thinking about it, I realized that my best -- and most impactful
-- legislative successes have come from conversations I've had
with my constituents, which is why I've made the theme of this
Since being back home, I've
been going to community events, reaching out to community
leaders and meeting with constituents to discuss issues that
should be tackled in the next Legislative session.
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We all need a brighter tomorrow. Thanks to your help, I
will continue to get things done for all of us.
I am going to be the representative in Carson City who gets things done - and who gets them done in a way that reflects our community values. I want to hear your thoughts on the issues I've identified, and I want to know if you have other issues that need to be addressed in the next legislative session.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
Many thanks again to all of my campaign supporters!