Vote Nevada Supporters,
There is an upcoming training on the open-source redistricting software DstirctR for anyone who is interested in the redistricting process:
We invite you to CHARGE’s DistrictR Community Mapping Deep Dive Training. This 1.5-hour training is designed for people who have a baseline understanding of redistricting and want to start the process of mapping their communities with DistrictR software. We will explore how the software works, engage in a mapping demonstration, and give you time to practice on your own and ask questions of experts.
With redistricting processes getting underway in states across the country, free online mapping software like DistrictR is a great way for communities, activists, and even legislators to tell their stories to the mapmakers in their state. Please only register if you will be able to show up and participate fully through the session – we promise it is worth it!
Thursday, July 1, 2021
5 pm – 6:30 pm ET / 4 pm – 5:30 pm CT / 3 pm – 4:30 pm MT / 2 pm – 3:30 pm PT / 11 am – 12:30 pm HI
To register, please RSVP here. RSVP deadline is Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
Our event with Deputy Administrator for Nevada Medicaid, DuAne L. Young, on 6/19/2021 to review changes to NV Medicaid was very enlightening; we chatted about some really good updates. I have added the meeting recording to our Summer Civics Festival page to view here: https://vote-nevada-blog.org/summer-civics-festival-2021-recordings/
Upcoming Vote Nevada events:
The Princeton Gerrymandering Project, which we are working with on redistricting, is hosting a Zoom event on June 25th, 10:30 am, on democracy and ballot questions. You can RSVP for this event here: https://twitter.com/princetongerry/status/1405909199452835843
Tomorrow, 6/23/2021, via Zoom, 6-7:00 pm, we are very fortunate to have the Director of UNLV’s Oral History Research Project Claytee White providing an Introduction to Oral History. You can RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpd–gqT4rH9JaC55gQsSBfj68prSunqA0
On Friday, 6/25/2021, we are reviewing democracy and election reform-related bills that died this session and will chat about possible strategies for achieving the same outcomes over the interim, before the 2023 legislative session. You can join us via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm, by RSVPing here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrd–orDstGdadX40xEs-nJwXJ23sAN2ui
Join us on Saturday, 6/26/2021, via Zoom, 9-10:30 am, to meet the leadership of the Las Vegas Alliance of Black School Educators to hear about the organization’s role in stopping Clark County’s desegregation busing system. Do you remember sixth-grade centers?
We are happy to welcome LVABSE President Kamilah Bywaters and Vice President Tracey Lewis, as well as founding member former CCSD Trustee Linda Young. RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvduqsqzwuG92F8F82z3PmiLnVlVYKxT7w
And on Sunday, 6/27/2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm, we will continue our discussions on creating a permanent Justice Elections Voter Guide. I have updates on legislation that died in 2021 and plans for moving forward to start building the guide. You can RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocOmrrDIsG9CVjoCI7Z4sXIlMTj2DiSf5
Thank you for being Nevadans with me,
Vote Nevada: Solving Problems with Civics
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