U.S. Senator Cortez Masto Endorses Question 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2nd, 2018
United States Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Endorses Question 1
Marsy’s Law for Nevada is proud to announce the endorsement of U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), the first Latina and the first woman from Nevada elected to the United States Senate.
While serving us in Washington, D.C. the Senator continues her dedication to keep Nevadans safe and reduce crime. Prior to becoming our Senator, Cortez Masto served two terms as Attorney General of Nevada. She worked closely with local law enforcement to keep Nevada communities safe. She also created a senior protection unit to safeguard older Nevadans from identity theft, exploitation, and abuse. The Senator also led the push to break up sex trafficking rings throughout the state. She partnered with community advocates to give first responders the tools they need to identify and intervene in trafficking incidents and helped pass laws to make sextrafficking a crime at the state level – anachievement that allowed state and local officials to share resources and information with federal prosecutors.
Cortez Masto earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Nevada at Reno and graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1990. Senator Cortez Masto has long devoted her career to standing up for the rights of the vulnerable and exploited.
“As Nevada’s Attorney General I fought for the rights of survivors of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, elder abuse, and fraud” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I’ve seen the struggles firsthand that survivors of crime go through in rebuilding their lives. Which is why I fought for the rights of human trafficking victims through support and assistance. Our legislature has twice approved amending our state constitution to enshrine these rights. And now, I know that Nevadans will speak up loudly in support of Question 1, and I am proud to join them in using my voice to support it as well.”
In response, Marsy’s Law for Nevada State Director, Will Batista, said “Senator Cortez Masto continues to work to protect the citizens of Nevada as she stands tough on crime nationwide and here at home. We are honored to have the Senator’s support for this effort which stands to expand the rights of crime victims in the Silver State, and ensure they have the consideration and voice that every victim of crime deserves.”
Marsy’s Law for Nevada will appear as Question 1 on the November ballot. If approved by Nevada voters, the measure would provide enforceable rights for victims of crime across the state. These rights would be protected under the Nevada Constitution.
We urge all Nevadans to vote for themselves this fall and cast a YES vote on Question 1.