Virus Outbreak Governors

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020, file photo, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak exits a news conference at the Nevada State Legislature in Carson City, Nev. Sisolak announced Nevada would join California, Washington and North Carolina in requiring individuals wear masks in public places to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Samuel Metz, File)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A new political action committee announced its formation Monday, aimed at fighting politicians that embrace Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak's mask mandate.

The No Mask Nevada PAC said they are circulating a petition of voters to organize protests targeting "pro-mask politicians" ahead of the 2020 election.

On June 23, Sisolak announced the mask mandate to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. The mandate went into effect June 26, requiring a face covering in all public places.

The governor emphasized that wearing face coverings should not be seen as a political partisan decision, but rather a medical necessity based on guidance from health officials.

The No Mask Nevada PAC claims that Sisolak is "depriving citizens of liberty without any due process or input from the legislative branch."

"This is a long-term movement that is designed to defeat elected officials who are hostile to our constitution and our freedom," the group's vice-chairman Ian Bayne said in a statement. "Masks are a political issue of choice and not one for a governor to mandate with the stroke of a pen."

The group organized a protest in Pahrump Monday night. No additional events have been scheduled, according to the group's Facebook page.

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(13) comments

Nevermore

If we social distance ourselves at 6ft from everyone, then why are we required to wear masks? If the masks work then why are we required to stay 6ft from everyone. This is nothing but control. Keep drinking the Kool-Aid.

Rickydude

Do you not realize that the masks are worn because of respect for YOU, that we not accidentally expose YOU! You are proving just how selfish you really are, not caring about anyone but yourselves. Make it a felony to not wear a mask. Then you get to lose your right to vote.

MsMaverick

I want to quit my job because of this mandatory mask law. I cant breathe, my brain needs oxygen! I get dizzy at work! light headed. This is a hazzard I see people wearing masks and driving! If you pass out while driving and kill someone will that be ok?? This is insanity! NO MASKS!!! Our spirits are being killed with this non-sense.

tony89110

I was mean Don't let our children pay for that . Thanks

tony89110

Let 's wear mask for temporary time ,why Not ?unsure CDC tell us what to do even them self .wear mask to save lives Why not? when you re' alive you enjoy your freedom . Wear mask to save lives it also mean you bring up economy for this country .Come on folks Let 's our children pay for that .

Again it No doubt President 45 Mr Trump build up economy Great but Bomb Covid19 came that 's it Nothing . myself is give him point gather than that Let 's me think about that ok. A great day.bye

DesertDonna52

All of you people who think this is a political thing or infringing upon your freedom, take a look at the COVID numbers. Are you ready to literally die for your stand?

Nevermore

It's my body and it's my choice. I don't need any worthless Governor telling me what I have to do when he was caught eating in a restaurant without a mask and not following the six feet social distancing rule. It's the old do as I say, not as I do. The masks are worthless.

False!

Its hard to eat food through a mask! If you have been to any restaurants, you would know that once your seated, you can remove your mask!

Time for you to take off your tin foil hat and wake up to the real world

Ginger

All you 'No Mask' fools obviously have too much free time on your hands since you most likely are unemployed. Rather than wasting time on pure Nonsense like this that will never amount to anything or go anywhere, why not donate your time to charity etc ? Oh wait, that would require a mask and you fools don't like that

Nevermore

Obviously, they haven't missed you from the asylum yet.

Jamesbabe

Please sign this petition here is the link so we don't have to wear masks: http://chng.it/R7NBv5dHwP Oh, please sign we also need to get rid of Siskolak, thank you. http://chng.it/M55499nKyK Sign that one to oust Gov siskolak or he will destroy Nevada. Nobody is going to come to Nevada and have to wear a face mask.

TrumpBeliever

FREEDOM!

MicheleR58

NO TO MASK

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