Welcome to Fight for Nevada
The purpose of this website is to inform, educate, and empower students to make decisions regarding higher education and policy within Nevada.
Legislator Conferences: The Department of Legislative Affairs, both during legislative sessions and in interim, frequently meets with local elected officials to discuss issues relevant to higher education and important to Nevada students. The subjects change from meeting to meeting and year to year, but generally budget and administration issues take precedence. Some legislators who have visited us on campus over the last two years include David Bobzien, Pat Hickey, Skip Daly, and Randy Kirner. Take a moment to look over their profiles and send them an email thanking them for their interest in student activism. Read about us in The Nevada Sagebrush.
Town Halls: Nevada has a part time legislature. Representatives are elected every two years and create legislation to govern Nevada over the coming biennium. This fact makes every election important, considering the representatives we elect will legislate for the next two years. The Department of Legislative Affairs has made a tradition of bringing Assembly and Senate candidates to campus for Town hall style conversations. During the 2011 special election, we also hosted a debate between congressional candidates. Whatever the election, whatever the year, student input is vital and encouraged. Look for more Town Hall style events to come.
Direct Student Action: Students can involve themselves in many ways. Letters, emails, and phone calls are always encouraged. Sometimes, a more personal touch is needed. In Carson City on March 21, 2011, Legislative Affairs coordinated with many other schools for a statewide education rally to protest cuts to higher education. While there are many rivalries within Nevada, several thousand students from eight institutions formed a single voice and asked the legislature and our Governor to value higher education. Invest in Nevada By Investing in Us.
Lobbying For Education: Legislative Affairs maintains an almost constant presence in Carson City while the State Legislature is in session. Between meetings with legislators on their home turf, attending floor sessions or committee meetings, and testifying on important higher education issues, a member of our department is there most every day. If there is an issue you would like us to bring up, please contact any member of our team.