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About Sondra Cosgrove

President League of Women Voters of Southern Nevada

Nov. 18th Meeting Update

We had a great League of Women Voters of Southern Nevada meeting November 18th!  Thanks to everyone who attended.  Please find below: information about the Friends of the Nevada State Museum volunteer program, about the school mascot’s presentation, and about a screening of the documentary More Than A Word

Please be aware that only presidents of the League of Women Voters or their designees may officially speak for League; so if you are willing to help with projects, please be sure to indicate that you are speaking for yourself.

If you are interested in helping with the school mascot issue, there are two CCSD schools that are inappropriately using Native American symbols, Western High School and J.D. Smith Middle school.

If you would like to attend the CCSD Trustee’s November 27th meeting at the Moapa Reservation, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., to support Mercedes Krause’s request to form a taskforce to study the mascot issue, the address is:

Moapa Band of Pauite Tribal Building

1 Lincoln St.

Moapa, Nevada 89025

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If you would like to write a letter to your CCSD Trustee, please go to this website, log in, and then scroll to the bottom of the page, where you will see your Trustee’s name.  (Please also check your voter registration at the top of the page to ensure all your information is up-to-date).

You can then find your Trustee’s contact information, from this page:

When contacting your Trustee, please consider these best practices for email advocacy:

State your position succinctly in the subject line, such as “Please change culturally inappropriate mascots”

In the body of your statement, state that you are a constituent and then two to three argument points with references to research and/or data. We’ve provided research in the attachments, but feel free to do further, independent research.  

You can see a screening of More Than A Word at the Progressive Summit on January 27th at the College of Southern Nevada.  More information will be coming soon.


NIEA Mascot Statement

American Psychological Association Mascots Statement

Friends of the Museum



LWVSN November Community Meeting: More Effective Outreach Through Intersectionality

Join us on November 18th as we discuss strategies for making League more effective at organizational fellowship and outreach.  

Some specific topics will be:

  • Helping our Native community change offensive school mascots
  • Championing behavioral health and wellness
  • Being supportive allies for our LGBTQIA community
  • Adopting culturally sensitive approaches to voter registration & civics education. 


November 2017

Voting & Elections Update

Information from the October 21st LWVSN Meeting

Election Poll Worker Flyer—please share this with anyone who might be interested.

Here is the PDF version: Election Workers for 2018 Flyer


  • PDF Summary of the Election & Voting Information from our meeting

Click Here: Voting & Election Information Update 10-2017

You can view a video demonstration of the new election & voting equipment here:

Oct. 2017 LWVSN Community Meeting: New Voting Equipment Demonstration

Join LWVSN on October 21st at 9am for our Community Meeting. 

All are welcome to attend!

The Clark County Election Department will be offering a demonstration of our new voting equipment and information about vote centers.

You’ll get hands-on experience with Poll Books and our new voting machines through this mock election demonstration.

NEW! We will also be live-streaming through our Facebook page during the meeting.  Just log into our Facebook page at 10am on Saturday Oct. 21st to join us!

Like us on Facebook here:

If you aren’t a League of Women Voters member, please consider joining today:

October 2017 League

Nevada Dept. of Transportation: One Nevada Plan

The Nevada Department of Transportation is currently updating it’s Long Range Transportation Plan and so needs our feedback.  Please make your voice heard by completing NDOT’s public survey:

The One NV Transportation Plan is an update to Nevada’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). State Departments of Transportation are required by the federal government to prepare LRTPs to ensure the continued movement of people and goods over a 20 year horizon.
The One NV Transportation Plan seeks to not only meet these federal requirements but to better align Nevada’s various transportation plans and processes and create a framework to make more informed transportation decisions.

The plan process includes the development of specific goals and objectives. In general, the One NV Transportation Plan aims to:

  • Identify, track and report transportation performance measures to decision makers and the public
  • Make more informed and transparent project decisions across NDOT’s entire program
  • Improve project prioritization and project certainty
  • Create a lasting collaborative process to ensure the plan continuously moves Nevada towards achieving statewide goals while also adapting to new developments