Welcome to Vote Nevada

Visit our website: https://vote-nevada.org/

In this new era of virtual tools and capabilities, now is exactly the right time to create a more inclusive and state-focused working group. Unlike other civic-engagement organizations, Vote Nevada is completely dedicated to Nevada and under no obligation to align with positions set by outsiders.  Instead, we hope Vote Nevada will develop organically and over time into what Nevadans need to make our state a better place.

Consequently, Vote Nevada’s structure is a little different from other organizations.  We have a small governing board to exercise fiduciary responsibility for maintaining compliance with all laws as well as an advisory board for community members who are interested in shaping our direction. Based on the needs of our supporters we will also create committees to work on projects or issues. 

An additional way Vote Nevada will be different from other civic engagement groups will be our approach to issue advocacy.  Our governing board will adopt a set of issues that supporters may help to advance and we will have a process to assist community members research and prepare advocacy materials for their own issues.

Two issues that have been adopted by our governing board to date are mental and behavioral health workforce development and redistricting reform.

As these issues will be heard during the upcoming legislative session, we will be offering advocacy training, redistricting software training, and mental and behavioral health information sessions soon. If you are interested in these two issues, please indicate so on the survey at the end of this message.

Embedded in all we do will be an emphasis on community education.

We sincerely hope Vote Nevada will reflect the needs of Nevadans, from leadership mentoring to workshops on running for office or managing a ballot question, to community outreach on diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

While our 501c3 status will require some legal restrictions, if we can accommodate our supporters’ civic engagement and community improvement needs in any way, we will try.

I will be adding more detailed information to our website and blog this weekend and will send another email as soon as that information is available.

In the meantime, please accept our invitation to a holiday party on December 19th 11 to 1 pm, via Zoom, RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/vote-nevada-holiday-party/

Survey: https://forms.gle/RBfrrRjbqjLvz3Z8A

Sondra Cosgrove

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