Vote Nevada Update: 2/1/2022

Vote Nevada Supporter,

There are a lot of events scheduled in February, so I wanted to provide information about some along with RSVP links.

Hulu is streaming the new documentary Summer of Soul that you can watch here with a free trial membership: https://vote-nevada.news/Summer-of-Soul

Here is the Calendar of Events for the Prison Families Alliance Peer Support Organization: https://prisonfamiliesalliance.org/wp-content/uploads/FEB-CALENDAR-2022.pdf

This is from Nevada’s Fees and Fines Justice Center: Read the Nevada Current’s coverage of the recent webinar on decriminalizing poverty.

On February 2nd, 4 to 5:00 pm, via Zoom, the Nevada Humanities presents Building a More Perfect Union: A Conversation with Danielle Allen.  More information here: https://vote-nevada.news/Convo-Danielle-Allen

There will be a Black Farmer’s Market on Galleria Drive in Henderson every Saturday in February, between 10 to 3 pm, where you can support Black business owners.  More information here: https://vote-nevada.news/Black-Farmers-Market

Join Sarah Adler, Policy Advocate with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) NV, to discuss Nevada’s widespread and deepening affordable housing crisis that impacts rental units for the Extremely Low Income (ELI) at 20 units for every 100 needed.

On February 12th, Vote Nevada will join in a coalition with the Las Vegas Alliance of Black School Educators, the Wealthy Place Ministries, and the National Action Network to address recommendations from the Nevada Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report on education equity. 

You can read the report here: https://www.usccr.gov/files/2021-11/nv-sac-remote-learning-and-equity-in-education-report.pdf

We need a herculean effort to provide our education community with the wrap-around services needed to thrive.  There are two major issues that must be addressed to finally meet these needs: 1. Focused workforce development in mental and behavioral health professions as well as in supportive service degrees. 2. Secure funding from multiple sources to sustain wrap-around services in every school.

Please join in this effort by RSVP’ing here, February 12th, 10 am to Noon, via Zoom: https://vote-nevada.news/Unity-Coalition

The Vote Nevada Behavioral and Mental Health Committee meets on February 15th, 6 to 7:00 pm., via Zoom. This month we are hearing about the new 988 number designed specifically for anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. You can read more about 988 here https://www.nami.org/Advocacy/Crisis-Intervention/988-Reimagining-Crisis-Response and you can RSVP by emailing info@vote-nevada.org

On February 26th, 9-10:30 am, via Zoom, we will start preparing for the upcoming election cycle by looking at strategies for advancing civil rights through the lives of important Black civil rights leaders in American history.  You can RSVP here: https://vote-nevada.news/Civil-Rights-Strategies

Thank you for being Nevadans with me,

Sondra

Vote Nevada: Solving Problems with Civics

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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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