Vote Nevada Update 7/5/2021

Vote Nevada Supporters,

I hope everyone had a safe and restful holiday.  I wanted to share with you a recorded workshop hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture on Oral History:

Soul Talk: An Oral History Workshop and Discussion:

We are continuing to work with the Las Vegas Alliance of Black School Educators leadership team to gather the history of the organization.  Current President of the Village Foundation and former CCSD Trustee and LVABSE President, Dr. Linda Young, is also working with the Las Vegas Ministers Alliance of Southern Nevada, which partners with LVABSE, to prepare to write their history.  She could use some help with organizing documents and typing information into narrative timelines.

If anyone is interested in volunteering to help with this project, please let me know by responding to this message.

July is jam-packed with Vote Nevada Summer Civics Festival Events!  You can attend one or two or them all; if you can’t attend, you’ll be able to find the event recordings here:

Here’s a bonus set of meetings: Rich Dunn manages the Carson City Democrats Monday Luncheons, via Zoom, and always has top-notch speakers.  Rich is visiting his family in St. Louis for the month, so he has graciously asked me to offer some social media Lunch and Learn sessions.  So, every Monday between noon and 1 pm, July 12th through August 2nd, if you’d like to learn about the different social media platforms and how to use social media to encourage civic engagement, RSVP here:  (You can RSVP for each Monday’s event through this one RSVP link)

This Wednesday, July 7th, via Zoom, 6:30-8:00 pm, Elena Garcia Brokaw, a UNLV graduate student (one of my former students), will be sharing her master’s thesis she wrote about her father who was assassinated as he documented Guatemala’s Guerrilla Army of the Poor.  UNLV’s Barrick Museum is also hosting an exhibit of her father’s photographs.  Elena will share her experiences research about her father and his brave attempt to document the struggles of the poor. RSVP here:

On Friday, July 9th, 6-7:00 pm, via Zoom, we will be reviewing the mental and behavioral health program funding opportunities in the American Rescue Plan, which is the current federal relief plan that includes over $2.7 billion for Nevada.  You can RSVP here:

On Saturday, July 10th, 6-7:00 pm, via Zoom, we are reviewing good governance and accountability.  How do we ensure transparency and accountability at every level of government? RSVP here:

On July 15th, 16th, and 17th we have presentations on states with legislatures that operate differently from ours and on the topic of alternative election methods.  For instance, did you know that Nebraska’s legislature only has one house?

And, with New York in the headlines with ranked-choice voting in the Democratic mayoral primary, we also wanted to ensure everyone can ask questions about the different processes in use for primaries. 

You can RSVP for

July 15th, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm, Alternative Legislative Governance:

July 16th, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm, Open Primary, Top 4, with Ranked Choice Voting (this is what Alaska just adopted)

July 17th, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm, Score Voting Methods:

On July 17th, via Zoom, 9-10:30 am, is a “How do I….?” workshop. We will review how to start a nonprofit or a business, and how to apply for grants.  RSVP here:

And on July 24th, via Zoom, 9-11:00 am, we will engage in a conversation about effective coalition-building. RSVP here:

Thank you for being Nevadans with me,


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