Dates & RSVP Links for the Summer Civics Festival

The Vote Nevada Summer Civics Festival: A Celebration of Direct Democracy is here!  Please, sign-up for as many events as you would like to attend.

  1.  June 12, 2021, via Zoom, 9-10:30 am.  A Celebration of Nevada’s Constitution! For this kickoff presentation we are very fortunate to have attorney Daniel H. Stewart, former general counsel for Governor Brian Sandoval, as our speaker.  Mr. Stewart practices constitutional law and is a long-time Nevadan.  We will hear about federalism and the rights we have under our state constitution; including, how it empowers we, the people, to engage directly in democratic processes.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rcu2sqz4pEtyqrgDcySXoyAtiHAKw2Fx8

2.  June 12, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm.  Dead bill review.  We will review legislation and policy ideas that died in the legislative session related to justice reform.  Included in the review will be a discussion of alternative methods of successfully achieving the same policy outcomes before the next legislative session.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvceGqrTwiEtyJIQa70_Sbko3T14go_PLv

3.  June 13th, 20th, and 27th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm.  Preparing for the next judicial elections.  Instead of waiting until the next election cycle starts to begin gathering information on the judiciary, attendees at this three-part series will create a permanent online voter guide, which will allow anyone to learn about the courts and judges at any time.  The team has three meetings scheduled to provide sufficient time for planning and a division of labor.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAocOmrrDIsG9CVjoCI7Z4sXIlMTj2DiSf5 

4.  June 19th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm.  Dead bill review.  We will review legislation and policy ideas that died in the legislative session related to education and inclusive workforce development.  Included in the review will be a discussion of alternative methods of successfully achieving the same policy outcomes before the next legislative session.

RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpf-mvrTgtG9aUf20aJAsn6BnpV_RtauTQ

5.  June 23rd, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7 pm.  Introduction to oral history.  We are engaging in a community history project to document the civil rights role of the Las Vegas Alliance of Black School Educators.  To prepare, Director of UNLV’s Oral History Research Center, Claytee White, is graciously offering a workshop introduction to oral history.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpd–gqT4rH9JaC55gQsSBfj68prSunqA0

6.  June 25th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm.  Dead bill review.  We will review legislation and policy ideas that died in the legislative session related to democracy and election reforms.  Included in the review will be a discussion of alternative methods of successfully achieving the same policy outcomes before the next legislative session.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrd–orDstGdadX40xEs-nJwXJ23sAN2ui  

7.  June 26th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm.  Meet the LVABSE Leadership. We are partnering with the Las Vegas Alliance of Black School Educators to record their vital civil rights history.  You will not want to miss meeting this tenacious team!

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvduqsqzwuG92F8F82z3PmiLnVlVYKxT7w

8. June 30th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm.  Oral history best practices.  For the LVABSE Oral History volunteers, this follow-up workshop will review oral history best practices with Claytee White.  After this workshop, we will schedule interview sessions to start documenting LVABSE’s history.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvduioqjwuG9fW_HOWGZl7frefFgP8fg1U   

9.  July 9th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm.  Dead bill review.  We will review legislation and policy ideas that died in the legislative session related to mental and behavioral health care.  Included in the review will be a discussion of alternative methods of successfully achieving the same policy outcomes before the next legislative session.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAsfu-rrT4uEtBvtklNn4zSeZ31PcajNp1X

10.  July 10th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm.  Dead bill review.  We will review legislation and policy ideas that died in the legislative session related to accountability and good governance.  Included in the review will be a discussion of alternative methods of successfully achieving the same policy outcomes before the next legislative session.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlfuqsqDMuGNPbqlnB7WY2OkSpXou8Pcv-

11.  July 15th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm.  Alternative forms of governance.  Please join Ben Pennington for an overview of Nebraska’s unicameral legislature.  Nebraska only has one house in its legislature, so Ben will review how Nebraska proposes and passes laws.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsf-GtqzkpHN2FzIFq5YmXWWMJjNOU7tvW

12.  July 16th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30.  Open primary, top two, ranked-choice voting.  Please join Doug Goodman for an overview of our current primary election process and the new primary model Alaska just adopted.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqc-ugpzooG9E_hD5Vgh0g_hs5AHsVmTwI

13July 17th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm. How do I? workshop.  Please join Vote Nevada for an overview of how to start a business or a nonprofit and how to apply for grants.

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14.  July 17th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm. Score voting methods. Please join Ted Getschman for an overview of different methods of determining the candidates for each office and voting to elect candidates.

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15.  July 24th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm. Coalition building.  Please join us for our monthly community meeting.  We are reviewing coalition-building opportunities. If we hope to harness direct democracy tools to advance policy ideas, groups will need to support each other’s efforts.  This is especially true for the groups who decide to run ballot questions.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEuc-CgrDsiGdV_CFd-VS1yQFcZCCkYQEkS

16.  August 4th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm.  Redistricting training.  We will learn how to use the software our legislators will use to draw our redistricting maps.  It is vital for the public to understand how to use the redistricting software to exercise a veto over gerrymandered maps.  We are partnering with the Princeton Gerrymandering Project and their team of graduate students who will teach us how to use the mapping tools.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdOCrrz8vE9wAiqNpCQfLiNzLtLB-uy1-

17.  August 5th, 2021, via Zoom, 6-7:30 pm.  This is a repeat session of the August 4th meeting.  You can attend either meeting or you can feel free to attend both if you need a little extra training.

RSVP to receive the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEqdOCrrz8vE9wAiqNpCQfLiNzLtLB-uy1-

18.  TBD Running Ballot Questions 101.  We are coordinating with other community organizations to run a package of ballot questions.  When we have more information from these partners, we will schedule forums on running ballot questions.