Vote Nevada Supporters,
Our May 5th Candidate Showcase for the District D school board trustee candidates was a resounding success! Our poster fair format, where candidates stay at assigned tables and voters move around the room speaking directly with each candidate worked as planned.
Attendees could stay as long as needed to have their questions asked, their children were not forced to sit quietly while mom and dad chatted with the candidates, and the news media was able to interview all the candidates and ask attendees questions during the event. Here are two pictures:
Our next Trustee Candidate Showcase is Tuesday, May 10th, from 4 to 6 pm, at the Windmill Library 7060 Windmill Lane, 89113. Attendees can arrive at any time during the event and can leave once they have spoken to all the candidates. So, please do drop by even if it’s 5:30 when you arrive.
You can determine which district you live in on this map: https://www.ccsd.net/trustees/pdf/maps/2021-2022/DZG-96141-Trustee-Districts.pdf
Here is the event flyer:
Our last Trustee Candidate Showcase is for District G on May 18th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd. It will be the same format.
Our last School Board Trustees event before early voting begins will be on May 21st, from 9:00 to 10:30 am, via Zoom. We will build off of this What do Trustees Do? video and dive deeper into what the Trustees do to manage each school district and how the Trustees interact with other governing bodies. https://vote-nevada.news/What-Do-Trustees-Do
We will hear from two Clark County Sheriff candidates, Kevin McMahill and Tom Roberts, at our Vote Nevada Behavioral and Mental Health Committee meeting on May 17th from 6 to 7 pm via Zoom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive the Zoom link to attend.
On May 28th, via Zoom, from 9:00 to 10:30 am, we will hear a presentation from Suman Randhawa on how to integrate your new pandemic leadership skills into your resume. I am definitely adding to my resume that I can now Zoom, answer a call, and text message all on my phone simultaneously! You can RSVP here: https://vote-nevada.news/Capturing-Leadership-Skills
Sample and mail-in ballots will start arriving in mailboxes within the next ten to fifteen days and early voting starts May 28th and runs through June 10th. You can review primary election information here: https://vote-nevada-blog.org/2022-primary-election-resources/
Lastly, I have been reading as much as I can about the leaked draft of a Supreme Court ruling that will, if it becomes the final ruling, overturn both Supreme Court rulings that affirm a constitutional right to an abortion. The argument presented in the draft rests, in large part, on the idea that there is no constitutional right to privacy in any realm that was not explicitly referenced in the US Constitution or lacks deep historical roots.
Consequently, as written, this ruling could lead to overturning other Supreme Court precedents that cover contraception, interracial marriage, and same-sex marriage. The draft states that this ruling is not intended to be used to undermine any other precedent that rests on an implied right to privacy, but the same thing was said about the Bush v. Gore ruling in 2000 and yet that case has since been cited hundreds of times.
You can read the draft ruling document here: https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/21835435/scotus-initial-draft.pdf
Anyone who is interested in discussing the process options available to add a right to privacy to either the US Constitution or to every state constitution, please join us for a discussion on June 4th, via Zoom. You can RSVP here: https://vote-nevada.news/Right-To-Privacy
Thank you for being Nevadans with me,
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