Nevada Voter ID Petition Fails

Las Vegas, NV – Today, the “Our Vote Nevada PAC” failed to file the required number of signatures (101,667) to qualify for the November 2014 ballot. “Our Vote Nevada PAC,” sought to impose a discriminatory, suppressive photographic voter ID requirement on voters in Nevada.  Initially filed on January 29, 2014, the original petition did not include a financial impact statement.

Yvanna Cancela Named 2014 Civil Libertarian of the Year

YvannaCancelaLAS VEGAS, NV – The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada is pleased to announce that Yvanna Cancela has been chosen to receive the 2014 Emilie Wanderer Civil Libertarian of the Year award. Cancela is the political director at Culinary Workers Union Local 226 of UNITE HERE. The ACLU of Nevada is honoring Cancela for her leadership on immigrants’ rights issues, her work coordinating a statewide campaign in Nevada for comprehensive immigration reform, and for standing up for worker rights.

Judge Throws Out Description of Voter ID Initiative

CARSON CITY, NV – Today, Judge James T. Russell of the First Judicial District of Nevada ruled that petition papers attempting to place a “Voter ID Initiative” on this November’s ballot are legally flawed and must be rewritten. The ruling came in a lawsuit, Rosati et al. v. Our Vote Nevada PAC, filed on February 20, 2014, by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Nevada and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee).

ACLU of Nevada Praises Washoe County’s Decision to Keep Early Voting Open on Sundays

RENO, NV – The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada commends today’s decision of the Washoe County Commissioners and the Washoe County Manager to keep polling places open for the entire 14 days of early voting for the upcoming primary election.