The problem is that these establishment and entitled elected officials have removed themselves from being a public servant to being self-served. We as a society turn away from these types of corrupt behaviors and it becomes normalized and accepted.
Carson City, Nevada
Paul Anderson is the “establishment” candidate. He has gone against the will of his constituents, voting to increase our taxes by $1,500,000,000 (1.5 billion dollars); and, has allowed beneficial assembly bills to fail—denying our community the opportunity for improvement in our quality of life here in Nevada. Despite his actions, he is asking to be re-elected.
According to the Capitol Resource Family Alliance (CRFA), Assemblyman Anderson scored a pitiful 63% for his voting record on the “highest priority bills” tracked in 2015. The CRFA is an organization that “carefully reviews legislation introduced in the State of Nevada to determine its potential impact on issues relating to family, life, and religious liberty.” They “track specific legislation throughout the year and compile a Legislative Scorecard based on votes on the various bills.” The CRFA tracks voting records for conservatives to use as a tool when visiting their legislator’s office, attending Town hall meetings, and at the polls when determining whether a representative is adequately representing their values.
AB 375 Student’s Right to Privacy Act:
This bill provides that public school restrooms, locker rooms and showers designated for use by one biological sex must only be used by members of that biological sex regardless of the students’ gender identity. Gender identity refers to a person’s private sense of his or her own gender. AB 375 requires gender non-conforming students must be accommodated but that accommodation may not be done by violating the privacy or risking the safety of the other students in the public school.
The Bill failed to pass out of the Assembly.
During a personal meeting with Assemblyman Anderson, Assemblyman Ira Hansen requested his assistance in getting a hearing on AB 375, as Melissa Woodbury refused to allow it to be scheduled. Assemblyman Anderson represented that he supported privacy matters and would help get the Bill set for hearing. However, Assemblyman Hansen was later informed by several other assembly members that Assemblyman Anderson did not want the Bill to be heard; and, in fact—was lobbying against the Bill behind the scenes.
According to several different legislators, Assemblyman Anderson voted in caucus meetings to prevent AB 375 from a floor vote, openly opposing the Bill. Then, he spoke out of the other side of his mouth, assuring his constituents that he supported the Bill, and was trying to improve it, though he never contacted Assemblyman Hansen about any proposed amendment(s). Anderson had no choice. Hypocritically, he then voted for it on the floor.
SB 504 Co-Ed Bathrooms and Locker rooms in Public Schools:
Under the guise of “anti-bullying” the legislature is advancing the rights of a special class of citizens based on their perceived gender identities while taking away the rights of privacy and free speech of others. AB 504 effectively opens all bathrooms and locker rooms to both sexes in Nevada Public Schools. Students who identify themselves as a sex other than their biological sex will be entitled to choose which bathroom and locker room they use. This bill also re-defines the word “bullying” to be a vague term inclusive of any act that may cause a student to feel that his or her rights are being “interfered” with. The new definition leaves students and school staff subjected to discipline for just about anything, even if a student may have their feelings hurt. The “willfulness or intent” of the act is not a factor in charging a student with bullying.