Vote Nevada Supporters,
When we discuss indigenous sovereignty, we must be mindful of our indigenous Pacific Island communities as well. Here is comprehensive information about our vibrant Hawaiian culture and the movement to protect important cultural sites on the islands: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_sovereignty_movement
Last night the CCSD Trustees discussed the district’s redistricting process and the three proposed maps. President Cavazos helped us understand that due to the pandemic the normal redistricting process was compressed, and the resulting changes have created some problems. In sum, because the normal redistricting process was not followed, problems the process was designed to avoid have appeared.
The main question debated last night was how to bring back as much of the normal process as possible to address these emergent problems and still have valid redistricting maps adopted by November 30th.
Most of the Trustees agree that we need two more CCSD redistricting maps to consider and that we need a more open and interactive process to create those maps. Communities of interest were unfortunately absent in the truncated process, so those voices must be added back to ensure we, the people, have fair representation.
This is a prime example of Vote Nevada’s mission: Solving Problems with Civics. While it can be boring to focus on processes, when we fail to adhere to good processes, we can end up with results that violate civil rights. To ensure we get back on the right track, please follow along as the Trustees strive to be responsive to the community and represent our families. This webpage includes all the CCSD redistricting information https://ccsd.net/trustees/redistricting/
I also have an update on our October 23rd Inclusive Civics Education event, 9-10:30 am, via Zoom. I am happy to share that Schurz Elementary School Principal Mr. Lance West, who is working to enrich our school curriculum with indigenous history and culture, is joining our panel. Schurz is located on the Walker River Reservation, south of Reno and Carson City, in Mineral County.
Please RSVP for this event if you would like to join us for a very important discussion: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpcO6rpj4tE9TQ903oWZWG6s7YRv4rXxjR
Thank you for being Nevadans with me,
Vote Nevada: Solving Problems with Civics
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