The Nevada Legislature belongs to the people. If you don’t believe me, spend the day in the building or listen online to a committee hearing. Legislators prefer talking to real people instead of lobbyists. They take phone calls and emails from constituents seriously. One Legislator even proposed a bill to ban early voting because someone asked him to and not necessarily because he believes it will actually pass.
As more bills are introduced in the 76th Legislative Session, the voter’s* voice is becoming increasingly important. The good news is there is now an outlet to let that voice be heard. There is now a Share Your Opinion with the Legislature section of their website. This page allows you to express your opinion about any bill currently being heard by lawmakers. It’s pretty cool and very easy to use. I went on today to show my support for AB 273, a bill that would help homeowners in our state by preventing banks from double-dipping on insurance payments and deficiency judgments when someone goes through foreclosure. It took less than a minute.
* I say voter because your voice does weigh more if you are an actual registered voter. If you don’t vote, you can’t complain. Register here.