Media Advisory: NV Diabetes Political Coalition calls upon Governor Sandoval to sign SB265


Thursday, June 1, 2017

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NV Diabetes Political Coalition calls upon Governor Sandoval to sign SB265

Deadline for bill to be signed is Friday at Midnight 

WHAT: Press conference asking Governor Sandoval to sign SB265.

WHO: Nevada Diabetes Political Coalition members who suffer from diabetes.

WHEN: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 12pm.

WHERE: The Culinary Union (1630 South Commerce Street Las Vegas, NV 89119).

WHY: Over the last few weeks, hundreds of NV Diabetes Political Coalition (NVDPC) members have called their legislators, hung thousands of door hangers all over the state, and talked to their family and friends about the importance of ending price gouging for diabetes medications.

SB265 passed out of the NV Senate and Assembly, and went to Governor Brian Sandoval’s desk for the final decision. 

Now, SB265 is in Governor Sandoval’s hands and Nevadans are counting on our Governor to sign it and end price gouging on insulin in Nevada - before the Friday, June 2nd at Midnight deadline. NVDPC members from across Nevada are calling Governor Sandoval at (775) 684-5670.

MEDIA: Stop Price Gouging” has over 265,000 combined views on Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube:



The Culinary Union launched the Nevada Diabetes Political Coalition in March 2017 to build public support for controlling the cost of diabetes to Nevada’s taxpayers and families who are fighting the disease. 

The Nevada Diabetes Political Coalition launched a campaign in every legislative district asking constituents to encourage their elected representatives to hold drug makers accountable for high prices and ensure Nevadans have affordable access to needed diabetes medicines. For more information, go to


Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and Bartenders Union Local 165, Nevada affiliates of UNITE HERE, represent over 57,000 workers in Las Vegas and Reno, including at most of the casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas. UNITE HERE represents 270,000 workers in gaming, hotel, and food service industries in North America.

The Culinary Union is Nevada’s largest immigrant organization with over 57,000 members - a diverse membership that is approximately 55% women and 56% Latino. Members - who work as guest room attendants, bartenders, cocktail and food servers, porters, bellmen, cooks, and kitchen workers - come from 167 countries and speak over 40 different languages. The Culinary Union has been fighting for fair wages, job security, and good health benefits for working men and women in Nevada for over 82 years.

The Culinary Union encourages the public to stay away from Nevada hotels and casinos involved in active labor disputes such as most of the Station Casinos properties, including Palms, Red Rock Resort, and Green Valley Ranch. (We note that the company’s Boulder Station & Palace Station does not currently have a labor dispute.) To see the list of hotels and casinos in an active labor dispute, go to: / @Culinary226


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