Vote Nevada Supporters,
The legislature came back into session yesterday after being shut down due to inclement weather. Thankfully, our state representatives and employees are safe. The legislature did not transition to remote hearings because legislators voted to remove rules that allowed legislators to participate remotely at the beginning of this session. Legislative leaders feel time lost can be made up with a few evening sessions or possibly a Saturday session or two.
Tomorrow, March 3rd, the College of Southern Nevada is hosting a Zoom meeting from 9 to 10:30 am with an EEOC representative and the Executive Director of the ACLU NV. The topics will be knowing what rights the EEOC protects and options for enforcing our new Equal Rights Amendment in the Nevada Constitution. You can RSVP here: t.ly/nv0s
On March 8th, at 5:00 pm, via Zoom, Northern Nevada Indivisible is hosting an event: OUR FRAUGHT ELECTIONS, with Jamie Rodriguez, Washoe County Registrar of Voters. Ms. Rodriquez will review her plans for the 2024 election. RSVP: t.ly/-lFK
Ms. Rodriguez is working to improve internal procedures and training, and she also has plans to form a group of outsiders to provide input on how to improve the process in Washoe County.
It is vital that we work with our election administrators. We need as many solutions as possible to ensure mail-in ballots go to voters as smoothly as possible and to ensure we reduce the number of ballots that go uncounted due to uncured voter errors on mail-in ballots. 6,000 uncounted mail-in ballots in the general election is just too high. (Reference: t.ly/iTlx1)
Represent Women is hosting a Democracy Solutions Summit on March 7, 8, and 9th, via Zoom. Here is the description:
Our second annual virtual Democracy Solutions Summit brings together experts and leaders in election administration, voting rights, and democracy reform who are working on innovative solutions that upgrade and strengthen our democracy. Women experts will discuss a range of critical issues related to fair access, fair elections, and fair representation. Experts will focus on viable, scalable, and transformative solutions to build a 21st century democracy that reflects today’s needs and values.
Each day’s sessions run from 3-5 pm ET.
Day 1: Fair Access – Ensuring ballot access for voters and candidates
Day 2: Fair Elections – Upgrading US Presidential Elections
Day 3: Fair Representation – Ranked Choice Voting and the Fair Representation Act
You can register here: t.ly/rguc
On March 10th, the College of Southern Nevada Women’s Alliance is hosting Women’s Hidden Diseases to discuss equity in health care. You can RSVP here: t.ly/jAecs
The National Constitution Center is celebrating Women’s History Month with a Live Virtual Event series. You can RSVP on this page toward the bottom: https://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/womens-history-month-2023
This interview features Arizona’s new Democratic Secretary of State Adrian Fontes: https://youtu.be/qYxdr-TulXM
This forum is from Up the Vote Virginia: The Impact of Ranked Choice Voting on Communities of Color: https://youtu.be/qTa7_-YAiH8
Thank you for being Nevadans with me,
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