Vote Nevada Supporters,
Please join us this Saturday, April 23rd, from 6 to 7:00 pm (note the evening time), via Zoom. We will discuss the history of Hawaii and the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement. You can RSVP here: https://vote-nevada.news/Hawaiian-Sovereignty-Movement
Vote Nevada is partnering with the Clark County Conservative Coalition to host three CCSD Trustee Candidates Showcase Forums.
The first Trustee Showcase is for District D. It is on May 5th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the East Las Vegas Library located at 2851 East Bonanza Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89101.
The second Trustee Showcase is for District F. It is on May 10th, from 4 to 6 pm, at the Windmill Library located at 7060 W Windmill Ln, Las Vegas, NV 89113.
The third Trustee Showcase is for District G. It is on May 18th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Clark County Library located at 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89119.
You can determine whether you reside in one of these districts through this map: https://www.ccsd.net/trustees/pdf/maps/2021-2022/DZG-96141-Trustee-Districts.pdf
The showcase format will provide each candidate with table space and attendees will move between the candidates in equal-sized groups. This will allow attendees to hear directly from each candidate and to ask questions in a smaller group.
To RSVP to any of these Trustee Showcase events, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate which event(s) you would like to attend.
If you or a group you are associated with would like to partner on a candidate event, please let me know.
Today, during a legislative interim Health and Human Services presentation by Child Welfare & Protective Services, it was said that Nevada has a high rate of children in the system for neglect because parents cannot find mental health services for themselves or their child. This is outrageous.
On April 7th, the legislative Interim Finance Committee met and approved allocations of American Rescue Plan Act federal funding with a substantial amount dedicated to mental and behavioral health programs and initiatives. You can watch the meeting here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/InterimCommittee/REL/Interim2021/Meeting/24196
I also provided a summary here: https://vote-nevada-blog.org/2022/04/08/vote-nevada-update-4-7-2022/
The next Interim Finance Committee meeting is scheduled for May 5th, 9:30 am, you can view the agenda when it posts here: https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/InterimCommittee/REL/Interim2021/Meeting/24214
We are expecting more allocations of ARPA funds to be on the meeting agenda, so we are asking for the following: Please consider providing public comments for this meeting (instructions below) to ask that our elected leaders focus on sustainable workforce development for mental and behavioral health professions.
Instructions: Public Comments instructions are at the top of the meeting agenda:
Currently, most of the ARPA funding being devoted to mental and behavioral health is going to crisis management. This is admirable, but just as with every other disease, people suffering from mental illness have better outcomes with preventative screenings and early interventions. We do not wait for someone to present with stage four cancer before offering care, so we should not wait for someone to become suicidal or violent before offering care.
We are all aware of the increasing violence in CCSD schools and the need to have more people on campus to deescalate volatile situations and circumvent unacceptable behavior, but unless we put trained behavioral health professionals in our schools who can address the root causes of this problem, things may get worse. We need to effectively address behavioral problems, not simply police behavioral problems.
Thank you for being Nevadans with me,
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