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Clark County Election Dept. Jan/Feb 2018 Newsletter

Important election and voting information from the Clark County Election Department.

CCED Newsletter-January – February 2018 PDF Version

 

Big News!

League supporters:

As we near the beginning of a new year, we have some exciting news!

League of Women Voters of Nevada has been asked to join the host committee for the one-year anniversary celebration of the Women’s March.  This year’s events will be massive voter registration festivals around the country on January 20th and 21st

Nevada will be spotlighted as the future of diversity and democracy.

The Women’s March is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that focuses on women’s empowerment; and because this year’s focus is on voter registration and engagement, which align with League’s mission, we have agreed to participate.

The Reno event will be on January 20th and the Las Vegas event will be on January 21st.

We need lots of volunteers to help not only register voters at the events, but also spread the word about League’s bold new approach to advocacy and the benefits of membership, before and during the events on January 20th and 21st.

To grow our membership, we are kicking off a “Join for Six Months for $5” new member campaign.  If you know anyone who believes in our mission, vision, and values, please encourage them to try League now with a 6 month membership.

Anyone eager to join as a new member immediately, can join through our PayPal accounts on our websites.  Because we pay a fee through PayPal, we’re asking our new $5 members to use the Donate button and to contribute $6.  This will complete the membership process under this campaign.

Here is our Southern Nevada League’s site:  http://lwvsn.org/membership.html

Here is our Northern Nevada League’s site: http://lwvnn.org/donate.html

Folks who would like to join in-person, can meet us in Carson City on January 9th:

http://lwvnn.org/home.html

Folks who would like to join in-person, can meet us in Las Vegas on January 20th:

https://lwvnvblog.org/2017/12/25/stop-gerrymandering/  

All members interested in helping with the League’s Women’s March voter registration festival planning and/or volunteering on January 20th or January 21st, please contact me at sondra.cosgrove@lwvsn.org.

Be bold, be League!

Sondra

Sondra Cosgrove
President League of Women Voters of Southern Nevada
President League of Women Voters of Nevada

Empowering Voters
Defending democracy
We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.

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. 

http://www.westernhswarriors.org/

http://www.jdsmithms.org/

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).

http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/election/Pages/VoterServices.aspx

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

http://ccsd.net/trustees/

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.

http://morethanawordfilm.com/about-the-film/

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NIEA Mascot Statement

American Psychological Association Mascots Statement

Friends of the Museum