Thank you to everyone who attended our fall kickoff meeting on September 15th!
It was standing room only and the energy in the room was crackling. We owe a big thank you to Meredith Levine from the Guinn Center for the fabulous presentation on all six ballot questions and we are grateful for pro and con representatives for questions 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6 who participated.
If you weren’t able to make the meeting, one of our new members (Pam Johansen) taped the Guinn Center presentation and we’ve loaded it onto our League of Women Voters of Southern Nevada Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LWVSN/videos/690982604613749/
You can read the official ballot questions, pro and con arguments, and any fiscal notes here: http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/election/Pages/2018_QuestsGen.aspx
As we enter the last month before early voting starts (early voting starts Oct. 20th), here are some upcoming events we believe might be of interest to our members:
Michelle Obama will be in Las Vegas on Sunday, September 23rd, 4 to 6 pm, Chaparral High School, 3850 Annie Oakley Dr, Las Vegas, NV, 89121, for a When We All Vote Rally. If you’d like to attend, you can check- in here: https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/whenweallvote/event/8847/
The College of Southern Nevada Women’s Alliance is hosting a When Women Run! event on September 25th at the North Las Vegas Campus 6 to 7:30 pm, Building A Room 1772. https://www.csn.edu/north-las-vegas-campus-map
At this event, Senators Pat Spearman and Patricia Farley will be discussing their experiences running for and holding office. If you know anyone interested in running for office, please bring them along. You can RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/693811807645137/
The Nuns on the Bus Tax Justice Tour will be stopping in Las Vegas on October 9th at 6:30 pm, more information here: https://networklobby.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/LasVegasNOTB2018.pdf
October 20th will be our League of Women Voters Community meeting on helping legislators pass laws. With term limits, it is becoming more and more important for citizen advocates to help legislators with research that addresses big problems and advances social welfare. We will be highlighting examples of League members who have successfully advanced bill draft requests to legislative bills.
Right after the meeting, we can caravan up to the Clark County Government Center to cast our ballots on the first day of early voting at the NOW & March to the Polls event! Please see the attached flyer and check-in here if you’re interested: https://www.facebook.com/events/635433426824142/
The in-person voter registration deadline is October 9th and the online voter registration deadline is October 18th, so please help all your friends and family register to vote now. You can register to vote, update your voter registration, request an electronic Sample Ballot, and see all the important election dates and polling locations at www.clarkcountynv.gov/vote
Lastly, the League of Women Voters of Nevada online Voter Guide will be ready on September 24th at https://www.ballotready.org/