Turning Interest Into Action
Dealing with the challenges of today requires problem-solvers who bring different perspectives and are willing to take risks. A Safer Nevada emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support the community, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Most people agree that prostitution (we refer to it as "sex work") should be legalized in some form, but nobody ever does anything about it...except us.
Established in late 2021, we’re a non-partisan political action committee seeking to expand brothel legalization in Nevada through ballot initiatives and lobbying.
Brothels have existed in Nevada since Nevada became a state in the 1860s. The brothels were set up in response to the Gold Rush. Although never legal, they were tolerated. It wasn't until 1971 that Nevada legalized brothels by passing a law that made brothels legal in rural counties. Sources differ as to why the legislature didn't want to legalize prostitution across the entire state. Some sources say that it was due to moral fear; other sources say the casino industry didn't want to lose business if brothels were legalized statewide. Whatever the reason was for the 1971 "brothel compromise", brothels are only legal in rural counties. In fact, prostitution is only legal in 11/17 counties. All counties that have prostitution legal have a population of 50,000 residents or less.
A Safer Nevada seeks to expand the brothel system into currently outlawed counties that are more populous. Why? Because research has shown that brothels work at deterring violence, preventing STDs and creating safe environments for both women and customer.
What we plan to do?
Our PAC seeks to run ballot measures in 7 counties and 2 cities in 2024 to either legalize brothels in those areas or to rezone brothels into better operating zones. Should we be successful by winning at least 2 to 5 races (the goal is to win all 9), that would inspire us to go statewide and try to legalize the entire state and Las Vegas (which due to the 1971 brothel compromise law, brothels in Vegas only be legalized if the state law is amended).
The end result we hope to achieve with our PAC is to have Nevada allow legal brothels statewide by 2026 or 2028.
Please support us today to help us expand legalization.