March 3, 2020, In the Year of Our Lord
For Immediate Release:
The Independent American Party of Nevada filed our list of candidates with the Secretary of State today. State law requires the IAP to choose our candidates at our state convention which was held in Las Vegas on February 21 and 22, 2020 and then file the list of candidates with the Secretary of State. Because our convention is our primary, the Independent American Party candidates will appear on the November 2020 general election. The Independent American Party is the third largest party in Nevada with over 71,335 registered voters.
“Voters are tired of being betrayed by the twin parties…Republicans passed the largest tax increase in Nevada history and blocked parental notification for a minor child seeking an abortion…Democrats tried to steal our inalienable right to keep and bear arms with unconstitutional red flag laws and opened our state to more illegal immigration. We are tired of the betrayal by Republicans and Democrats,” stated Janine Hansen, the new state Chairman of the Independent American Party.
“Our Party stands on principle and campaigns on issues. It’s not about us, it’s about our children and grandchildren. Our candidates carry our message of generational liberty,” concluded Janine Hansen.
Kamau Bakari of Las Vegas who is running for Congress Dist. 1 said, “I am running for Congress because of political correctness and runaway growth of the government, in that order.”
"When Republicans vote to increase our taxes it is time for the Independent American Party to step in and give voters a better choice. That is why I am running for Assembly District 23," stated Bill Hoge.
See our list of candidates below. For further information contact Janine Hansen State Chairman or the individual candidates.
Congress District 1
1584 Spring Rain Road
Las Vegas, NV 89142
Congress District 2:
186 Ryndon Unit 12
Elko, NV 89801
Congress District 3:
1610 Black Fox Canyon Rd
Henderson, NV 89052
Congress District 4:
2257 Savannah River St.
Henderson, NV 89044
Clark County Commission District B
5620 Cricket Flat CT
Las Vegas, NV 89131
State Senate District 19
801 W. McMurray Dr.
Pahrump, NV 89060
1612 Meridian Marks Dr.
Henderson, NV 89052
1627 F St.
Sparks, NV 89431
8848 Dove Cove Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89129
Nye County Commission District 3
1671 Huckleberry Street
Pahrump, NV, 89060
Feb 23, 2020
Dear Independent Americans!
We had a very successful and rewarding State Convention for the Independent American Party this weekend at Arizona Charlie’s in Las Vegas.
We elected state officers for the State Executive Committee including: Janine Hansen--State Chairman, Bill Hoge—Vice Chairman, Jon Kamerath—Secretary, Lynn Chapman—Treasurer, National Committeemen—Kamau Barkari, Richard Engel, Andrew Alberti, Jr., Harry Vickers, At-Large members—Warren Markowitz, Russell Best, Charlene Young, and Legal Advisory Joel Hansen. Other important positions in the party were filled please see below.
Everyone was impressed with our speaker, Dr. John Lott, author of “More Guns, Less Crime” and the delicious buffet dinner. His numbers showed how the media distorts the truth about everything about guns and the use by honest citizens to reduce crime. One interesting note was how black Americans, who are often the targets of gun violence where they live, were increasingly protecting themselves and reducing violence by owning guns for self protection in states where concealed carry permits were easily available. He shared a wealth of research which proves the law abiding citizens who own guns make our communities and states safer. You can sign up and receive his emails at www.crimeprevention.org. We encourage you to do so!
Before Dr. John Lott spoke Alan Lefevbre, attorney for the Nevadan’s CAN Lawsuit against Governor Sisolak and the Unconstitutional Red Flag laws, gave us excellent background on the lawsuit. He told us how Nevada’s Constitution is much stronger than the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment. It states in Article 1 Section 1: “Every citizen has the right to keep and bear arms for security and defense, for lawful hunting and recreational use and for other lawful purposes.” We encourage you to support this lawsuit. Attorney Lefevbre is donating his time but there are court costs which must be paid. You can help them at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/stop-the-unconstitutional-red-flag-law
Our favorite Independent Americans, Cliven and Carol Bundy joined us to receive a special plaque awarding them the “Dan Hansen Defender of Freedom Award”. Dan was the Founder of the Independent American Party and a hero in our eyes. Cliven knew Dan and was touched by the sentiment. He then reported that in the face of all of his trials…being in jail and the ongoing battle in the courts…he just “Never Gives Up!”
The purpose of our Convention, as set out in Nevada State Election Law, is to choose our candidates. Our convention is our Primary Election. We selected candidates for U.S. Congress, State Legislature and County Commissions. We are looking for additional candidates to carry the banner of liberty and the Constitution through their campaign soap boxes to our fellow Nevadans. We will release our candidates when we file them with the Secretary of State on March 2, 2020.
Our meeting also included updating the Platform, passing current Resolutions, and adding a couple of small items to our Bylaws. Herding Independent Americans is like herding cats…so we had some intense moments as people shared their differences on ideas for the platform and resolutions. That debate helps to keep Freedom Alive! Consider our Founders and their debates!
We thank everyone who attended the Convention helping to make it a wonderful success!
Yours for Liberty, Janine Hansen
Your new State Chairman
PS Additional members were chosen for positions in the Independent American Party include:
Delegates for National Convention
Victoria Da Costa
Eileen Davis Kamerath
People to file Candidates with Secretary of State
Additional National Committee members
Victoria Da Costa