Women have the power to determine the outcome of the presidential and U.S. Senate race in Nevada. That’s why a coalition of women leaders is coming together today in an effort to mobilize the largest women’s vote in history to move forward progress for women — by sounding the alarm about the dangers of Donald Trump and pushing for voters to come out in November for both Hillary Clinton and Catherine Cortez Masto — who, if elected, would be the first Latina to hold a seat in the Senate.
Coming in the wake of the Access Hollywood video showing Trump’s sexually explicit and aggressive remarks about women, an unprecedented coalition of women leaders — including Ariana Arévalo of NextGen Climate Nevada, Wendy R. Boszak of Women of Washoe, Rosita Castillo of Promotores de Salud, Melissa Clary of Southern Nevada NOW, Marshell Cox and Harley Swisher of She Wins, We Win, Samantha Fredrickson of Planned Parenthood Votes, attorney Mariana Kihuen, Annette Magnus of Battle Born Progress, Laura Martin of PLAN Action Fund, activists Holly Reese,Erika Washington, and Astrid Silva, Electra Skrzydlewski of NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada, Katherine Spillar of Feminist Majority, and Marla Turner of Emerge Nevada — is working to make sure voters know what is at stake in both the Presidential and U.S. Senate race in Nevada.
The outcome of this election will determine our nation’s policies impacting women’s rights for the next 40 years: the make-up of the Supreme Court; access to reproductive healthcare including abortion and birth control; pay equality; paid family and medical leave; passage of the Equal Rights Amendment; civil rights; LGBT rights; the ability of our nation to deal with climate change; immigration reform; and reducing violence including sexual assault and gun violence. These women know too much is at stake not to work together in the name of progress and equality.