Who We Are:
Since 1994 a group of progressive and civic-minded individuals with an intense interest in Southern Nevada politics, gathers to endorse candidates for various offices up for election. This endeavor started at the Las Vegas Bugle and now continues in the print publication, the Las Vegas Night Beat. Our committee makes the endorsements available online at NevadaImpact.com. This site contains voting dates, locations and deadlines. KEY WORDS are linked to various websites, including the Clark County Election Department and the Nevada Secretary of State. If you need more information, click on those words for additional details.
This site is updated before each county-wide/state-wide election cycle and our intention is to have all updates done before early voting begins.
Why We Do This:
This list of endorsements is published to help the LGBTQ and Progressive community be better informed about candidates. We can and will impact the outcome of the election. Our panel considers not only the best interests of the LGBTQ community but also the world in which we live. We believe in LGBTQ equality, women’s rights, a living wage, affordable education, affordable healthcare and common sense gun reform. In a word, we are progressive.
We consider and make recommendations for nearly every race in Southern Nevada, with the exception of a few rural areas. We also make recommendations on all ballot questions. While we encourage you to do your own research, we also understand elections are complex and confusing at times. We hope our suggestions are helpful.
We urge you to vote in every race and remind you that legislators (Assembly and Senate) will affect all elections at every level. The Nevada Legislature makes statewide decisions, including redistricting. If we elect the wrong legislators, we end up with gerrymandering which unfairly allows a minority to make decisions for the majority. Nationally gerrymandering is how one party can win the majority of votes but then lose the Electoral College, such as happened again in 2016 for the US Presidential race. Likewise, the Nevada Secretary of State and Nevada Attorney General races can impact your voting rights and your legal rights for decades to come.
The comments are edited by Rob Schlegel, former publisher of the Las Vegas Bugle (1985-2002). Rob Schlegel is currently a real estate agent in Southern Nevada and continues as a community activist.