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Nevada 2018 Race

Primary Date: 
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Election Date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Senate Candidates

  • Jacky Rosen (D), Endorsed
  • Dean Heller (R), Incumbent

Jacky Rosen (D)

A womens health champion for all Nevadans

Make no mistake, restricting healthcare will only put women’s lives at risk by significantly limiting critical health services such as access to contraception and cancer screenings.

— Jacky Rosen

Source: Office of Jacky Rosen

Nevadans deserve a senator whose voice and vote they can trust — one who will stand with Planned Parenthood patients. Jacky Rosen is a reproductive health champion who has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund. She trusts women and will stand up against attacks on reproductive health.

Why We Support Jacky Rosen

  • She has a track record of fighting against abortion bans

  • She called out Dean Heller for breaking his promise to “protect Planned Parenthood"

  • She's fought tirelessly to protect the Affordable Care Act

Jacky Rosen on the Issues:

Abortion

As a member of Congress representing Nevada’s third district, Rosen has a track record of fighting against abortion bans. She recently voted against a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks nationwide — the same bill that Dean Heller supported. Rosen also supports legislation that would lift harmful state restrictions on abortion access.

Birth Control

Rosen believes that women should have access to a full range of birth control options and has fought attempts to restrict birth control.

She supports Planned Parenthood’s fight for birth control and has described the Trump administration’s decision to overturn the ACA contraception mandate as putting “basic, fundamental health care at risk for 62 million women.”

Protecting Planned Parenthood Patients

As Senator, Rosen will be a champion for the nearly one in five women who access health care at Planned Parenthood, stating that she will “defend a woman’s right to plan her own family and future.”

With 14,000 people relying on Planned Parenthood for care, Rosen understands the important role Planned Parenthood plays in helping Silver State women access quality, affordable healthcare. On multiple occasions she has voted against bills that would “defund” Planned Parenthood.

Rosen called out Dean Heller for breaking his promise to “protect Planned Parenthood” by voting to “defund” the organization. She also criticized efforts to eliminate funds for Title X, the nation’s family planning program, saying, “make no mistake, restricting healthcare will only put women’s lives at risk by significantly limiting critical health services such as access to contraception and cancer screenings.”

Health Care Access

Unlike Dean Heller, Rosen stood strong and voted multiple times against repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which would cut Medicaid and restrict women’s access to health care.

She has fought tirelessly to protect the ACA, stating that repeal attempts are “an assault on women’s healthcare [that] will restrict access to care for millions.” She also condemned President Donald Trump’s administration for slashing outreach efforts to get folks signed up for the Affordable Care Act.

Another of Rosen’s priorities is expanding Medicaid, which one of every six Nevadans rely on to access health insurance. To that end, she is one of a handful of members of Congress to cosponsor a bill that would add a public option to Medicaid.

Health Equity for All

As Senator, Rosen will fight to ensure that everyone has access to affordable, quality healthcare. One of her priorities is expanding paid family leave, so that “women don’t feel like they need to choose between having a family and advancing their career.”

Rosen is a strong ally to LGBTQ communities. She spoke out against the Trump administration’s decision to ban transgender service members from the military, and also voiced her support for protections against LGBTQ discrimination. A firm supporter of immigrant rights, Rosen introduced a bill that would permanently protect DACA recipients.

Dean Heller (R)

The anti-abortion incumbent who lied to constituents. 

I don’t care if it’s direct or indirect. If you get federal funds and you perform abortions you don’t have my support.

— Dean Heller

Source: The Nevada Indepedent

Sen. Dean Heller — graded an 18 percent on Planned Parenthood’s congressional scorecard — is a rubber stamp for the Trump-Pence agenda, voting for numerous attempts to undermine reproductive health and rights, and voting to block Nevadans from accessing care at Planned Parenthood health centers

Why We Oppose Dean Heller

  • He told constituents he would “protect Planned Parenthood,” but explicitly broke his promise days later.

  • He voted to allow discrimination against LGBTQ people.

  • He voted against bills that would ensure gender pay equity 9 times.

     

Dean Heller on the Issues:

Abortion

Time and time again, Heller has voted for dangerous abortion bans that put women’s health and lives at risk. Most recently, this includes cosponsoring and voting yes on a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks nationwide. And in 2017, Heller voted to confirm a federal judge who compared abortion to slavery.

Birth Control

Heller recently voted to allow states to block Planned Parenthood health centers from serving patients through the nation’s program for affordable birth control and reproductive health care, which four million people rely on each year.

In 2013, he voted to allow employers to deny contraception coverage for employees.

Protecting Planned Parenthood Patients

Last April, at a town hall with hundreds of his constituents, Dean Heller promised to “protect Planned Parenthood” for patients who rely on it. Days later, however, Heller explicitly broke his promise by voting for an ACA repeal bill that would have blocked Nevadans who rely on public health-care funds from obtaining care at Planned Parenthood health centers. He lied directly to his constituents.

Heller has voted to “defund” Planned Parenthood nine times.

On several occasions, he has called for legislation to block millions of women from getting birth control, cancer screenings and STI testing at Planned Parenthood health centers. He has also made several false and misleading statements about Planned Parenthood health centers –– including lying about community health centers being able to replace Planned Parenthood. Health experts in Nevada resoundingly rejected that claim.

Health Care Access

One of every six residents of the Silver State obtains health coverage through Medicaid.

But in 2017, U.S. Senator Dean Heller abandoned his constituents when he — backed an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that would’ve caused millions of Americans to go without Medicaid coverage — including tens of thousands in Nevada.

Health Equity for All

Dean Heller’s vision for this country does not include equality. Heller supports President Donald Trump’s border wall, and has referred to the Dream Act as “pandering to hispanics” and a “backdoor amnesty program.” In 2013, Heller voted to allow employers to discriminate against LGBTQ people in hiring and employment.

Heller has also voted against gender pay equity nine times. This includes voting against legislation that would have guaranteed women receive equal pay for equal work.

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