Vote Nevada Update 8/18/2022

Vote Nevada Supporters,

Here is the recording from our Vote Nevada event with Civil Talk’s co-founder Matt Cremins.  I am sure you will find this new civic engagement tool as interesting as I have: 

https://vote-nevada.news/Civil-Talk-Recording

Our Mental and Behavioral Health Committee heard a presentation on the pilot program in this article that describes how we are helping rural law enforcement provide services to community members experiencing mental health issues: https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/pilot-project-equipping-rural-police-with-telehealth-tools-for-mental-health-crises

It is a fascinating program that is being funded by a time-limited grant, so, if it works, we will need to engage in sustainability advocacy in three years.  Here is the committee meeting recording: https://vote-nevada.news/Mental-Health-Pilot-Program

You can read about some of the issues with the new 988 crisis program here: https://www.nevadacurrent.com/2022/08/18/a-month-into-988-call-volumes-up-but-state-behavioral-health-infrastructure-isnt/

And you can read about the Legislative Interim Finance Committee allocating quite a lot of money to children’s mental health here: https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/parents-lawmakers-praise-200-million-investment-in-public-and-mental-health-funding

 Here are event reminders and some new events:

Tomorrow, 8/19/2022, a Nevada Voters First team, consisting of myself, Doug Goodman, and Cesar Marquez, will host a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) about Ballot Question 3, which will create open primaries with ranked choice voting in the general election in 2026.  You need to create a Reddit account to ask questions, which you can do here: https://www.reddit.com/

You can ask questions in the AMA here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Nevada/comments/wm1tkp/ama_open_primaries_rcv_0819_at_2p_pt/

You can see the AMA questions and answers without becoming a Reddit member at the above link as well. 

AugAmam

On August 24th, 9 to 11 am, Vote Nevada is hosting this month’s Shepherd’s Breakfast. The Shepherd’s Breakfast happens at the Wealthy Place Ministries on the Historic West Side of Las Vegas.  Community members, representatives from various nonprofit organizations, and candidates all attend the breakfast.  There is no charge and no need to RSVP, but the room fills up quickly, so I always arrive by 8:30 am.  The address is 902 West Owens Ave. 89106 and here is the flyer:

ShepherdsBreakfast

Also on August 24th, from noon to 1 pm, via Zoom, the Nevada Housing Coalition is hosting a lunch and learn on advocating for affordable housing.  You can register to participate here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/2816384820281/WN_LxijjtcCT9O2yzYofdX08w 

On August 25th, 5 to 7:30 pm, via Zoom, Indivisible Northern Nevada is hosting a candidate event with statewide candidates Ellen Spiegel and Zach Conine, and CD 2 candidate Mercedes Krauss.  You can register for the event here: https://bit.ly/3JGmce8

On August 26th, 1 to 2:30 pm, via Zoom, the American Association of University Women is hosting a Women’s Equality Day event to discuss Ballot Question One, which will add an equal rights amendment to our state constitution.  You can RSVP here: https://vote-nevada.news/AAUW-Equality-Day  Here is the flyer. 

Women's Equality Day Flyer Final

On August 27th, 9 to 10:30 am, via Zoom, Vote Nevada is hosting an event to explain why we elect judges in Nevada and best practices for asking judicial candidates questions.  You can RSVP here: https://vote-nevada.news/Judicial-Elections If you are a judicial candidate, please join us!

On August 29th, at 1:00 pm, via Facebook Live, please join the Advisory Committee on Participatory Democracy to hear from Deputy Secretary of State for Elections, Mr. Mark Wlaschin, about our recent primary election, our upcoming general election, and any possible issues to address in the 2023 legislative session.  You can watch the meeting and ask questions from here: https://www.facebook.com/NVSOS

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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