Vote Nevada Update 4/18/2021

Vote Nevada Supporters,

April is Earth Day Month, so I am sharing an article on the connection between telework and climate change: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/covid-19-pandemic-shows-telecommuting-can-help-fight-climate-change/

I would also like to share a presentation from a Carson City Men’s Democratic Club luncheon on the connection between mental health and climate change: rebrand.ly/ngylpx5

April 9th was the deadline for bills to make it out of their originating committees with an affirmative vote, so many bills are now dead (caveat: nothing is dead until sine die).  Here is a short list of important bills that are still alive: https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/deadline-day-death-penalty-cannabis-guns-and-other-policies-on-the-precipice

Our April 24th meeting features Dr. Martha Desmond from New Mexico State University who will be speaking about a recent bird die-off due to starvation.  This is very concerning because what happens to birds is a harbinger for what could easily happen to us.  We will also be joined by Paul Rodriguez, President of the Red Rock Audubon, who will share local birding opportunities.  And Vote Nevada supporter, Chris Loebner, who is a long-time birder, will share the different apps and online resources for plugging into the larger birding community.  If you care about climate change, you will not want to miss this meeting.  RSVP: https://actionnetwork.org/events/vote-nevada-why-are-the-birds-starving/

Our May 22nd meeting, 9-11 am, via Zoom, will look at the Intersection of Mental and Behavioral Health Policy and other Major Policy Reforms.  Other reforms areas include gun control, education funding, climate change, and workforce development.   We must integrate mental and behavioral health policy discussions into discussions of other major policy reforms if we hope to solve big problems.  You can RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kf-6oqjgqG9xaz5xTzhkI9hdvGGQoqA4T

Lastly, we are happy to announce our Summer Civics Festival! Please see the attached files.  We are running simulated governing events this summer.  You can serve on a redistricting commission, legislative committee, ballot question committee, and/or test drive different primary election options.  We will need lots of volunteers, so be on the lookout for our volunteer interest form soon!

SummerCivics2021 PDF

Thank you for being Nevadans with me,

Sondra

Mission Statement:

Problem solving with Civics

Vote Nevada is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit civic engagement organization.  Anyone can become a supporter by emailing info@vote-nevada.org, we have no membership dues.  We do, however, accept donations Here

 

 

 

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