(Annie Black) – The Nevada Legislature will be back on Monday. And as Mark Twain famously warned: “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”
Unfortunately, for the last ten months your lives, liberty and property have been under assault while the Nevada Legislature was NOT in session, thanks to Gov. Steve Sisolak invoking and abusing “emergency” powers to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
So, the FIRST order of business for the 2021 session of the Legislature should be to pass a resolution revoking the governor’s Declaration of Emergency and assume its rightful role as a co-equal branch of government.
And make no mistake, the Legislature has the power to do just that…
NRS 414.070: “Any such emergency or disaster, whether proclaimed by the Governor or by the Legislature, terminates upon the proclamation of the termination thereof by the Governor, or the passage by the Legislature of a resolution terminating the emergency or disaster.”
If the Legislature then votes to approve keeping some or all of the governor’s emergency Directives in place, at least your representatives in the Senate and Assembly will be on record on this critical issue, as they should be.
In addition, the Legislature should also change state law to mandate that any future “emergency” declarations AUTOMATICALLY expire in 30 days (or less) unless extended by another vote of the Legislature – especially since the Legislature will be in session for the next 120 days.
To that end, on Monday I will deliver to all 63 legislators copies of a petition signed by almost 2,000 Nevadans calling on the Legislature to “Unlock Nevada and End the Sisolak Shutdown.”
Click here to read and download your own copy.
Since Democrats control both the State Senate and the State Assembly, this will only happen if Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro and Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson take the lead and do so.
If you’d like to individually encourage them to immediately revoke Gov. Sisolak’s Declaration of Emergency, here’s their contact information…
Phone: (775) 684-1475
Phone: (775) 684-8537
But I have a favor to ask…
I know passions are high. I know the pain you’re suffering is real.
But personal attacks and profanity won’t help. In fact, it’ll have the exact opposite effect. So please be firm, but respectful.
Make no mistake; our objective isn’t “unity.” We’re never going to unite in sacrificing your lives, liberty and property to one-man, authoritarian rule.
No, our objective is civility. Oppose, absolutely yes. Strongly.
But let’s not lower ourselves to fake news reporter Jon Ralston’s level (“NV’s newest assemblywoman, Annie Black, R-Fraud Caucus, who is a complete loon…will be a zero in Carson City”) in doing so.
“Annie’s Army” is better than that.
Thank you for being involved in this upcoming legislative session. Your participation in petitioning the representatives of our government WILL make a difference.
P.S. If you have anyone who wants to receive my AnnieGrams, please have them sign up at www.AnnieBlack.net or shoot their email address to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. But make sure you have their permission first.
QUOTES OF THE DAY
“The fact is, that whenever the Legislature is in session, the people wait with fear and trembling for it to adjourn, and then they thank God that it is over.” – E.F. Dunne of Storey County, one of Nevada’s founding fathers, 7/8/1866
Annie Black is the Nevada State Assemblywoman representing District 19. You can get more information by visiting www.electannieblack.com