The decisions made during the biennial sessions of the Nevada State Legislature have a deep and lasting impact on our state’s people and communities. Citizen lobbyists are key to influencing how a legislator votes on a bill.
As new laws are created and others are repealed or rewritten, it is important to ensure that these changes preserve and strengthen our constitutional rights. The ACLU of Nevada monitors a wide range of issues at the legislature. Our education, organizing, and lobbying efforts are aimed at informing both lawmakers and the public about the civil rights and civil liberties implications of the bills proposed by our elected officials.
The citizen lobbyist has existed nearly as long as democratic government itself. The function of any lobbyist or lobbying campaign is basically the same: educate, advocate, and participate.