1. The last 24 hours…what the hell happened to the sex ed bill?

    There was a bill in the Nevada Legislature to update Nevada’s public school’s sex ed to make it age-appropriate and medically accurate, AB230

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    Volunteers worked hard all session, calling, canvassing, testifying, emailing, and were assured AB230 would make it, they just had to convince the Governor.

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    But late Thursday night and early Friday morning, people started getting calls and texts that AB230 was removed from the list of bills left to be voted on.

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    Friday was deadline day. If the Senate didn’t vote on AB230, it was dead.

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    Nevadans called and emailed their state senators, and took to twitter to plead for the life of the bill they spent hours, weeks, and MONTHS volunteering their time to protect

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    Some didn’t like the push back from the community and started issuing threats and made snotty comments towards the heartbroken AB230 supporters

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    All that did was set everyone off.

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    and people lashed back with more tweets and blogs. You can read those blogs here here here and a report from Jon Ralston here

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    Despite everyone’s best efforts, AB230 died at midnight. Some insisted the heart broken volunteers get over it or marriage equality would die

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    We’ll see.

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    1. lauramartin posted this