Vote Nevada Supporters,
Tomorrow is the big day! The legislature kicks off tomorrow, February 6th, with sessions on each legislative floor. The Assembly is set to gavel in at 11 am and the Senate will gavel in one hour later at noon. https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/82nd2023
Now let’s review what “legislative time” is: Legislative meetings usually start on time at the beginning of the session and then the meeting start times become increasingly irregular as the session progresses. This is especially the case as we approach deadlines.
So, “legislative time” means meetings just start when they start. One way to keep from sitting at your computer unproductively staring at an empty hearing room is to start the meeting’s live stream and then keep working until you hear the meeting gaveled into order.
Reporters in the building often also provide a “heads up” on Twitter through the #nvleg hashtag if they hear that a meeting is about to start. If you are new to Twitter and would like to use it to follow along during the legislative session, here are some social media training workshops: https://vote-nevada-blog.org/social-media-training-sessions/
The first legislative floor sessions are mostly ceremonial and handle housekeeping measures, such as adopting rules and a budget to fund the session. Starting Tuesday, both houses will have floor sessions to start reading and assigning bills to committees. Once the committees have bills, each will start scheduling the first hearings.
Reminder, you can view all of Vote Nevada’s legislative advocacy workshop recordings here: https://vote-nevada-blog.org/recorded-advocacy-resources/
I also recommend watching The Nevada Independent conversation with Governor Lombardo for more details on his priorities and governing approach. https://youtu.be/zQIYQ0pUFv8
Regardless of political party affiliations, elected leaders represent all of us; it is, therefore, important for every community member to engage with our elected leaders as constituents. We only have 120 days to get the state’s business completed, so there is no time to waste. Let civility be our guide.
Some upcoming events:
Tomorrow, February 6th, at 1:30 pm, the Carson City Democratic Men’s Club luncheon speaker is Sam Shad, the host of Nevada Newsmakers. You can watch recordings of Nevada Newsmakers here: http://www.nevadanewsmakers.com/
If you would like to Zoom into the meeting, please email Rich Dunn at richdunn as one word and then @aol.com
On February 15th, from 5 to 6 pm, via Zoom, Northern Nevada Indivisible is hosting a meeting: Education Priorities in the NV 2023 Legislature. “To help you get informed on legislative proposals in education—and their likely consequences—we have asked Calen Evans, President of the Washoe Education Association, to be our guest speaker.”
Register HERE https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckc-utrDwoEtYIxmvHliyCbCeFvFOx3f2A
On February 19th, from 4 to 5:30 pm, Nevada NOW is hosting a Celebration of Black History Month via Zoom. You can RSVP here: t.ly/gXiXn
The Nevada Women’s Business Center is offering webinars for all entrepreneurs in February. Here’s the organization’s website: https://nevadawbc.org/
And if you are interested in Veterans for Political Innovation, you can reach out to the organization through their website: https://www.veteransforpoliticalinnovation.org/
Thank you for being Nevadans with me,
Vote Nevada: Solving Problems with Civics
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