27 Apr Brittney Miller
Campaign Contact Phone: 7025180599
Please share briefly what inspired you to run for this office and why you feel you’re qualified for the position.
Initially, I ran because of my concern over education, criminal justice, and government accountability...I am now running for my fourth term. I feel I'm the most qualified person in my race because of the legislative experience I have, and bring.
Would you support allocating more state funds to help DACA recipients to help with higher education?
I haven't seen any proposals for this, but sure.
How will the state fight the growing issue of homelessness that is increasing in our communities and use funds to expand on shelters for these community members?
Addressing homelessness is multi-layered. I believe we must begin with mental and dependency recovery health, along with all the necessary supportive wrap around services. This issues is much more extensive than just affordable housing, however, that should also be a component. I haven't seen any proposals yet, but would be interested in reading and discussing them.
Nevada has historically protected the right to abortion, including protecting the right in statute 30 years ago by a vote of the people. However, there remain barriers to access in the state. Do you support not only the right to abortion but policies that improve equitable access to abortion care?
The state of Nevada is facing an unprecedented shortage of health care providers – a problem that impacts every area of medicine, including the provision of sexual and reproductive care. Do you support removing the physician-only requirement and allowing advanced practice clinicians (APCs) to provide this vital care to patients with training and certification?
With proper training and certification, yes.
It is well documented that patients of color face greater obstacles to obtaining sexual and reproductive health care than non-Hispanic white Americans – a pattern that results in worse health outcomes overall for BIPOC patients. Do you not only acknowledge systemic racism’s role in public health disparities but will you pursue policies that seek to rectify the historical harm of systemic racism and advance equitable access to health care?
Knowing that the death penalty is exorbitantly expensive, racially discriminatory, and does not promote true healing for victims family members, do you support its abolition and do you think ending the death penalty is a crucial part of criminal justice reform?
Yes, and I voted to abolish it in the last session.
True Colors United, a national organization that implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ+ young people continues to rate Nevada as critically low, for its State Index on Youth Homelessness (in collaboration with the National Homelessness Law Center) that ranks and scores laws and policies related to preventing and addressing youth homelessness in the United States. Are you willing to support legislation that helps to fund and provide oversight regulations to youth homelessness services?
I will need to read any proposed legislation, but I do support the idea.
Anti-transgender bills are being introduced across the United States that attempt to prevent trans people from having access to health care, gender reassignment surgery, and access to sports in schools. Do you support transgender equality and access to healthcare and an athletic school experience?
We have seen rental rates increasing at a very alarming rate, in some instances upwards of 30%. How do you see the Nevada Legislature taking action to keep Nevadans in their homes and not being priced out?
I know there may be some proposals coming, and I look forward to seeing them and engaging in the discussions. I know this is one of the main concerns for our Nevadans right now.
Nevada has one of the largest shares of federal public land of any state in the country, providing important wildlife habitat, places to hunt, camp, fish and hike, and acting as the foundation of a billion dollar outdoor industry. Even so, some lawmakers have promoted policies that seek wholesale transfer of federal ownership of our national lands to states. A) Would you support or oppose these land transfer policies? B) Would should the State of Nevada’s role be in the management and ownership of federal land?
Why would we sell our land to other states to use?
State investments in conservation provide resources for a wide range of public benefit, like the management of wildlife and state land, and the creation and maintenance of trails and other recreational facilities. In 2019, the Legislature approved $217 million of bonding authority for conservation purposes, including for the acquisition of land for new state parks. A) Do you support or oppose state investment in conservation? B) Has Nevada’s investment in land conservation been too little, too much, or about right, and how would you change it?
I voted for this, and do support it. The state budget, however, is stretched thin...I would need to know how the money has been spend and what the current cost are before accurately responding.
Would you support addressing public health disparities in Nevada’s diverse Spanish speaking population by funding a “Promotores de Salud” program through the Nevada Office of New Americans that provides year round, culturally competent education and community engagement in Spanish on public health issues?
I've not hear of this program yet, but it sounds like it would fit with the NV Office of New Americans. I do believe that culturally competent education and community in Spanish, if that's what the question is asking.
What are you doing to center communities of color and low-income communities in your work, and how do you ensure that equity is part of every decision you make?
I am fully engaged in multiple organizations and groups of various communities of color. Equity is at the center of everything I do, and is what drives me.
The APIA community faces the largest unmet financial needs when it comes to higher education. Nevada has the highest student loan default rate in the country. In Nevada, there are 333,100 student loan borrowers, $11.5 Billion in student loan debt, and $34,700 in average debt per borrower. What policies can we implement to ensure students and families are protected from predatory lenders and undue financial burdens?
It's interesting that borrowers getting federal loan assistance for their homes must take a class, but 18 year old college students don't. Students/families should be required to take financial classes. Moreover, lending institutions should be restricted to only lending no more than the student actually needs, not these over inflated amount that they tell you you'll need. Loan interest should also be capped at 3% and existing loan forgiveness programs must be implemented. Albeit, these are primarily federal issues.
Latinx communities are extremely concerned about the drought and ongoing water shortages. What would you do to ensure our families have a sustainable water supply, not just now but also future generations?
I am not an expert on these issues, so I seek out information from the individuals and groups who are....I support and participate in what's necessary.
One out of seven people in Clark County are food insecure. What policies would you propose to ensure people are not residing in food deserts and have access to healthy food and water sources?
I currently do not have any bdrs on this, which this question implies. However, I believe that we must bring fresh grocery markets into these food deserts. We should require a certain amount of grocery stores and markets be included in any new developments