UNLV Student elections are today and Thursday. So what? It actually is important stuff. Why? Whoever the president is will make an impact on how students deal with the legislature in the 2013 legislative session. Mark Ciavola knows this, and that’s the only reason he’s running.
You see, Mark Ciavola was against funding the historic trip to Carson City in 2011 which was the largest protest in our capital’s history since the turn of the century. Students made history because they are fed up with cuts to our education. Not Ciavola. He’s against doing what’s necessary to fund higher education in Nevada. He prefers to cut cut cut, year after year like his Republican friends in the legislature have done year after year…leading to tuition increases.
Here’s Mark Ciavola DEFENDING THE REPUBLICAN PROPOSED $162 MILLION CUT TO HIGHER EDUCATION. See if you buy his baloney now.
Mark Ciavola is the worst possible choice a UNLV student could make to represent them. He represents the interests of the wealthy okay, and that’s about it. Oh, if you want to bring guns onto campus, maybe Mark is your guy. He’s been advocating for guns on campus while real student advocates have been tirelessly fighting to keep our education funding at a reasonable level.
Oh, and if you are a college student on your parents insurance plan, Mark thinks that is a handout. President Obama’s Affordable Care Act extends coverage on your parents plan until the age of 26. Ciavola and the candidates he’s supported have all said they will repeal that the moment they get the chance.
Don’t be a fool. Don’t vote for Mark Ciavola, Rebels United, and their extreme right wing agenda.
Justin is the publisher The Nevada View, which has earned the recognition in the Washington Post’s “Best State-Based Political Blogs,” as well as being awarded the “Most Valuable Blogger Award” by the local CBS affiliate in 2011. Justin is also an associate at the Ramirez Group in Las Vegas. Follow him on Twitter @McAffee