Nevada

Despite the fact that there are tens of millions of nontheistic Americans, we remain one of the most marginalized groups in the country.  The Secular Coalition for America is working to make sure that we are heard on Capitol Hill. We fight in Washington DC against religious privileging on a federal level, yet some of the most egregious violations of separation of church and state are being promoted and passed at a state levelWe need your help to see real change in Carson City and across Nevada.

The Secular Coalition for America is forming state chapters across the country. Our chapters will bring together secular Americans in each state to influence government officials, legislation, and regulations. A Secular Coalition for America state chapter is unlike any other nontheistic state organization—it brings together interested organizations and individuals for the exclusive purpose of lobbying government officials.

SB 272 and AB 277 Allows use of religion to avoid obeying laws

https://legiscan.com/NV/research/SB272/2015

https://legiscan.com/NV/research/AB277/2015

AB 277~Prohibits state action from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion under certain circumstances.

SB 272~Prohibits state action from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion under certain circumstances. Read more about SB 272 and AB 277 Allows use of religion to avoid obeying laws

Assemblyman Jim Wheeler AB120 Clarifies rights of public school pupils regarding the free exercise of religion. (BDR 34-520)

~Section 2 of this bill clarifies that pupils at public schools are entitled to: (1)
2 pray to the same extent and under the same circumstances as pupils are allowed to
3 meditate, reflect or speak on nonreligious matters; (2) express a religious viewpoint
4 to the same extent and under the same circumstances as pupils are allowed to
5 express a viewpoint on a nonreligious matter; (3) possess or distribute religious
6 literature to the same extent and under the same circumstances as pupils are
Read more about Assemblyman Jim Wheeler AB120 Clarifies rights of public school pupils regarding the free exercise of religion. (BDR 34-520)

There was no discrimation: there was an error by Reno Freethinkers

I was just informed that there was not fault on the parade arrangers part. The error was with Reno Freethinkers. The fee was paid but the application was not filed.

The president of Reno Freethinkers posted the following:

~It was our screw up. I paid  the fee. I thought that Richard would be filing  the application. He thought I would file when I paid. Neither of us confirmed with the other. I was just informed that the fee was paid but the application was not filed. The president of Reno Freethinkers posted the following.

  Read more about There was no discrimation: there was an error by Reno Freethinkers

Nevada Day Organizers Lost Reno Freethinkers Application to March in Parade

A representative from Reno Freethinkers has a paypal receipt showing the group paid for an application to march in the Nevada Day Parade. We are told it is to late to reapply and that we can not march and represent our group. The Secular Student Alliance was going to participate. This would have been a large secular showing at the state capital. Read more about Nevada Day Organizers Lost Reno Freethinkers Application to March in Parade

The deadline to register for health insurance is March 31!

The final deadline to register for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is Monday, March 31! If you don’t currently have health insurance, be sure to purchase a plan before the deadline, or you may have to pay a fine. There is financial help available to assist those in need. To see if you qualify, you can use this calculator. If you have questions about the process, there is local help available that can guide you through the process at no cost.  Read more about The deadline to register for health insurance is March 31!

SJR 10 Amend the Nevada State Constitution to fund religion

Please watch out for bills like SJR 10 to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow state tax funds to be spent for religion to set up vouchers. SJR 10 adjourned sine die but it is likely to return in another form. It was introduce by Senator Barbara Cegavske who is termed out for re-election. But, it was the goal of Governor Sandoval who will seek re-election and likely be re-elected. Read more about SJR 10 Amend the Nevada State Constitution to fund religion

The future of Religious Freedom Preservation Acts

During the September 8 phone conference, I brought up SB 192, the Nevada Preservation of Religious Freedom Act. We need to watch for so called Preservation of Religious Freedom Acts. They may return again as ALEC tends to persist. The exact same bill was passed in Kansas when the mayor’s veto was overridden. I do not think governor Sandoval would veto such a bill because he is a fan of Rick Perry and at one time tried to change the Nevada Constitution of allow it to fund private religious schools. Read more about The future of Religious Freedom Preservation Acts

Nevada School Voucher Ally

http://www.nved.org/why-vouchers-wont-fix-our-schools/

 

Link for Nevada Education Coalition..

 

How do we approach them to be an ally so we can coordinate when Gov Sandoval launches his campaign promise of school vouchers? Read more about Nevada School Voucher Ally

SB 272 and AB 277 Allows use of religion to avoid obeying laws

https://legiscan.com/NV/research/SB272/2015

https://legiscan.com/NV/research/AB277/2015

AB 277~Prohibits state action from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion under certain circumstances.

SB 272~Prohibits state action from substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion under certain circumstances. Read more about SB 272 and AB 277 Allows use of religion to avoid obeying laws

Assemblyman Jim Wheeler AB120 Clarifies rights of public school pupils regarding the free exercise of religion. (BDR 34-520)

~Section 2 of this bill clarifies that pupils at public schools are entitled to: (1)
2 pray to the same extent and under the same circumstances as pupils are allowed to
3 meditate, reflect or speak on nonreligious matters; (2) express a religious viewpoint
4 to the same extent and under the same circumstances as pupils are allowed to
5 express a viewpoint on a nonreligious matter; (3) possess or distribute religious
6 literature to the same extent and under the same circumstances as pupils are
Read more about Assemblyman Jim Wheeler AB120 Clarifies rights of public school pupils regarding the free exercise of religion. (BDR 34-520)

There was no discrimation: there was an error by Reno Freethinkers

I was just informed that there was not fault on the parade arrangers part. The error was with Reno Freethinkers. The fee was paid but the application was not filed.

The president of Reno Freethinkers posted the following:

~It was our screw up. I paid  the fee. I thought that Richard would be filing  the application. He thought I would file when I paid. Neither of us confirmed with the other. I was just informed that the fee was paid but the application was not filed. The president of Reno Freethinkers posted the following.

  Read more about There was no discrimation: there was an error by Reno Freethinkers

Nevada Day Organizers Lost Reno Freethinkers Application to March in Parade

A representative from Reno Freethinkers has a paypal receipt showing the group paid for an application to march in the Nevada Day Parade. We are told it is to late to reapply and that we can not march and represent our group. The Secular Student Alliance was going to participate. This would have been a large secular showing at the state capital. Read more about Nevada Day Organizers Lost Reno Freethinkers Application to March in Parade

The deadline to register for health insurance is March 31!

The final deadline to register for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is Monday, March 31! If you don’t currently have health insurance, be sure to purchase a plan before the deadline, or you may have to pay a fine. There is financial help available to assist those in need. To see if you qualify, you can use this calculator. If you have questions about the process, there is local help available that can guide you through the process at no cost.  Read more about The deadline to register for health insurance is March 31!

SJR 10 Amend the Nevada State Constitution to fund religion

Please watch out for bills like SJR 10 to amend the Nevada Constitution to allow state tax funds to be spent for religion to set up vouchers. SJR 10 adjourned sine die but it is likely to return in another form. It was introduce by Senator Barbara Cegavske who is termed out for re-election. But, it was the goal of Governor Sandoval who will seek re-election and likely be re-elected. Read more about SJR 10 Amend the Nevada State Constitution to fund religion

The future of Religious Freedom Preservation Acts

During the September 8 phone conference, I brought up SB 192, the Nevada Preservation of Religious Freedom Act. We need to watch for so called Preservation of Religious Freedom Acts. They may return again as ALEC tends to persist. The exact same bill was passed in Kansas when the mayor’s veto was overridden. I do not think governor Sandoval would veto such a bill because he is a fan of Rick Perry and at one time tried to change the Nevada Constitution of allow it to fund private religious schools. Read more about The future of Religious Freedom Preservation Acts

Nevada School Voucher Ally

http://www.nved.org/why-vouchers-wont-fix-our-schools/

 

Link for Nevada Education Coalition..

 

How do we approach them to be an ally so we can coordinate when Gov Sandoval launches his campaign promise of school vouchers? Read more about Nevada School Voucher Ally

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