Non-profit

Health Care Voters of Nevada

Website:

www.healthcarevotersofnevada.org

Type:

Pro-Obamacare Advocacy Group

Project of:

Sixteen Thirty Fund

Health Care Voters of Nevada was a left leaning advocacy organization that operated between 2017 and 2018. It was a project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a left-of-center lobbying organization itself managed by the powerful left-progressive philanthropic consultancy Arabella Advisors. It primarily advocated to retain the Obama administration’s regulatory interpretations of Obamacare and to prevent the law’s repeal, however, towards the end of its existence it engaged in broader left-liberal advocacy group, campaigning against tax reform and the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Advocacy

Health Care Voters of Nevada was launched in 2017. [1] Originally a single-issue advocacy group directed at preserving the Obama-era version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly known as Obamacare), it quickly expanded its coverage to wider health care issues before finally becoming a more general activist group. It campaigned against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee, and later Justice, Brett Kavanaugh, and advocated against the border security measures put in place by the U.S. government. [2]

It also advocated on behalf of RepealTheTrumpTax.org, another short-lived advocacy campaign formed in opposition to the new income tax plan proposed and signed into law by the administration of President Donald Trump in 2018. [3] RepealTheTrumpTax.org was also associated with Arabella Advisors through the Sixteen Thirty Fund’s Tax March project. [4] [5] Health Care Voters of Nevada became inactive in early 2018, and has remained so, effectively dissolving its presence. [6]

Activities

Health Care Voters of Nevada’s advocacy actions were limited and remained varied over the course of their existence. It hosted a website, Healthcarevotersofnevada.org that is inoperable as of early April 2020. The website included contact information for the organization, and pages describing upcoming events. [7] The organization also organized and participated in a number of protest activities, which included some outside of federal buildings. [8] Finally, it hosted a Facebook page, where they shared infographics and memes promoting their organization and its work. [9]

During its existence Health Care Voters of Nevada organized a number of public speaking events. These hosted prominent left-leaning activists including Laura Packard, a Democratic strategist associated with the AFL-CIO and a co-chair at HealthcareVoters.org. [10]

Towards the end of its operational life, it began to affiliate itself with HealthcareVoters.org, a currently operating nationwide advocacy group which operates as a subsidiary of Healthcare Voters of Nevada’s parent organization, the Sixteen Thirty Fund. [11] [12]

References

  1. “Health Care Voters of Nevada.” Facebook. Accessed April 1, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/pg/NevadaCares/about/?ref=page_internal. ^
  2. “Health Care Voters of Nevada.” Facebook. Accessed April 1, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/NevadaCares/. ^
  3. “Health Care Voters of Nevada.” Repeal the Trump Tax. Accessed April 1, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/NevadaCares/photos/rpp.172024510033317/262831134285987/?type=3&theater. ^
  4. Bland, Scott, Sarah Frostenson, and Alex Isenstadt. “Liberal Secret-Money Network Hammers House GOP.” POLITICO, July 29, 2018. https://www.politico.com/story/2018/07/29/democrats-dark-money-midterms-house-745145. ^
  5. “We Have to Fight Back.” RSS. Accessed April 1, 2020. https://web.archive.org/web/20190103041923/https://repealthetrumptax.org/. ^
  6. “Health Care Voters of Nevada.” Facebook. Accessed April 1, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/NevadaCares/. ^
  7. “Healthcare Voters of Nevada, Website.” Healthcare Voters of Nevada. Accessed April 1, 2020. https://web.archive.org/web/20180915000000*/https://www.healthcarevotersofnevada.org/. ^
  8. “Health Care Voters of Nevada.” Facebook. Accessed April 1, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/NevadaCares/. ^
  9. “Health Care Voters of Nevada.” Facebook. Accessed April 1, 2020. https://www.facebook.com/NevadaCares/. ^
  10. “Meet Our Co-Chairs.” Health Care Voter. Accessed April 1, 2020. https://healthcarevoter.org/co-chairs/#packard. ^
  11. “Meet Our Co-Chairs.” Health Care Voter. Accessed April 1, 2020. https://healthcarevoter.org/co-chairs/#packard. ^
  12. “Staff Biographies.” New Venture Fund. Accessed April 1, 2020. https://www.newventurefund.org/about-nvf/staff-biographies/. ^
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