[Indivisible] Events for the Week Ahead 03/09/2020
It’s time to focus on local elections. Look up your local legislator and see if you can help out with their re-election (if you like them) and/or a new candidate’s campaign: http://mapserve1.leg.state.nv.us/whoRU/
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On a personal note, I am not going to be as available to work on Indivisible as I would like going forward. I would appreciate help in going to events (and reporting on them at meetings!), bringing events to my attention to share, and finding guest speakers for our meetings.
p.s. The houseless community in LV is under attack.
It is imperative that we stand up for the most vulnerable members of our community. Please support this donation drive, ending 03/16/2020.
Drop off items at ACLU M-F between 9 AM – 4 PM (601 S Rancho Dr #B-11, Las Vegas, NV 89106)
or at PLAN M-F between 10 AM – 6 PM (2330 Paseo Del Prado c109, Las Vegas, NV 89102)
ACTIONS TO TAKE RIGHT NOW
Demand that Congress stop war with Iran.
The House may vote this week on Sen. Kaine’s war powers resolution (S.J.Res.68) that would prevent Trump from waging war with Iran unless Congress authorizes it. Call your MoC this week to tell them to vote Yes on the Kaine war powers resolution.
Demand that your Representative support the #NoBanAct.
This week, the House will vote on the No Ban Act to repeal Trump’s Muslim Ban. The ban was one of the first executive actions Trump announced when he took office, and since then he has only made it broader and more severe. Use the resources at the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign website linked here to contact your Representative and tell them to #RepealTheBan!
Tell your Representative it’s time to end surprise medical bills.
Every day, over 10,000 families in the United States receive a surprise medical bill. Congress needs to act to protect patients, and in the process hold down health care costs for families and the health system overall. Call your Representative and tell them to end surprise medical bills for health services!
Text PAYBACK to 977-79 and join this fight right now.
Even in the three weeks since we launched this project, we’ve already seen twists and turns and had to drop everything to respond to new Republican schemes. We know that’s not going to stop, which is why we need even more folks texting, donating, and joining local groups as we continue to get payback now until the election!
Wed. Mar. 11 6-7 PM
Climate Change Presentation by Ed Ewert
Hosted by Edward Ewert
Sahara West Library: 9600 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, NV89117
Learn what scientists are trying to tell us about our changing climate. What is happening? Why? What can and must we do to avoid the existential threat that climate change presents? See a climate presentation created by Al Gore and his Climate Reality Project, as adapted by Ed Ewert, a volunteer climate leader trained by Mr. Gore and the Climate Reality Project.
Thurs. Mar. 12 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Nevada Transportation Electrification Forum
Public · Hosted by Las Vegas Electric Vehicle Association and Nevada Conservation League
4701 W Russell Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89118-2231
Join key policymakers and decision makers from around Nevada to discuss the benefits of transportation electrification, as well as the concrete policies and actions needed to achieve these benefits for all Nevadans.
The event is organized by Plug In America, SWEEP, Clark County, CHISPA, Nevada Conservation League Education Fund, and sponsored by NV Energy, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and NECA / IBEW. Members of LVEVA will be attending, we invite you to participate!
Thurs. Mar. 12 at 5:30 – 7 PM
Commissioner Segerblom Town Hall on March 12
Hollywood Recreation Center: 1650 S Hollywood Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89142
#ClarkCounty Commissioner Tick Segerblom will host a Town Hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at the Hollywood Recreation Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd. The meeting is open to all residents of District E and will be held in the Sunrise Manor Town Advisory Board Meeting Room.
“I enjoy hosting town hall meetings at different recreation center locations within District E so I have the opportunity to meet with as many residents as possible and hear their concerns and ideas,” said Commissioner Segerblom. “Some topics are specific to particular neighborhoods while others apply to our entire community. Everyone is welcome to attend.”
A representative from Clark County’s Public Response Office will attend the town hall to provide an overview how code enforcement issues and complaints are handled in the County, and how people can report potential violations. A U.S. Census Bureau representative will be invited to offer information and answer questions about the 2020 Census. March 12 is the first day people can participate in the census, and this is the first year people can fill out the census questionnaire online or by phone. Commissioner Segerblom also will provide an update on a large repaving effort under way on Charleston Boulevard between Nellis Boulevard and Whitewind Lane, just east of Hollywood Boulevard.
Networking. Spend the day exploring strategies for overcoming barriers to success.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11 AM – 1 PM
No Deal of the Century
Public · Hosted by Nevadans for Palestinian Human Rights and JVP-Las Vegas
The Venetian Resort: 3355 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tell Trump and the Republican Jewish Committee that Trump’s so called “peace plan” is a farce.
Please join us on Saturday, March 14 from 11 am to 1 pm in front of the Venetian to protest outside the annual meeting of the Republican Jewish Committee featuring Donald J Trump.
Created with no input from Palestinians, this plan reinforces Israel’s apartheid rule over millions of Palestinians and denies Palestinians their basic human rights.
The plan has energized the illegal settlement movement and propelled Netanyahu to an election victory while doing everything possible to suppress the movement for Palestinian rights.
This month southern Nevada Moms will focus on the veteran community, specifically how the new Red Flag law can help save veteran lives. Please join us as we hear two veterans speak of their experiences.
Sun. Mar. 15 4:30 PM – 8 PM
DoBetter Debate Watch Party #11
Public · Hosted by Make It Work Nevada
Make It Work Nevada: 600 S 7th St, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
We went from TWO nights of debates to TWO candidates on the stage. What will go down on the stage this time? How many finger points will we get? How many “ums” from Joe will we get?
Come find out with US. *Remember this is a BYOB event!*
Monday, March 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
District Court Judicial Forum – SW LV Dem. Club Meeting
Hosted by Steven Horner, Southwest Las Vegas Democratic Club, and Paradise Las Vegas Indivisible
Sierra Vista High School: 8100 W Robindale Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89113
We will have Candidates for District Court.
Dustin Marcello Dept. 2, John Hunt Dept. 18, Caesar Almase Dept. 21, Karl Armstrong Dept. 23, and Dan Gilliam Dept. 24. Please join us and discover why it is so important to know the offices and the candidates. We had a great meeting with Family Court candidates and learned a great deal.
Thurs., Mar. 19 at 6 – 7:30 PM
US Troops out of Iraq Now!
Public · Hosted by Party for Socialism and Liberation – Las Vegas
Las Vegas Federal Courthouse: 333 Las Vegas Blvd S Ste 6073, Las Vegas, NV 89101
The Iraqi parliament voted unanimously to demand that U.S. troops leave Iraq. Millions of Iraqis have taken to the streets demanding that the occupation of their country end. Donald Trump has refused to leave and threatened to seize Iraqi’s oil revenues if the Iraqi government follows through on its demands. 17 years ago the U.S. illegally carried out a war of aggression against Iraq based on a lie. Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis died. Tens of thousands of American soldiers either died or suffered life changing injuries.
The occupation of Iraq must end immediately! We are also demanding an end to economic sanctions directed against the people of Iran, Iraq and elsewhere. Join us in a protest in your city or town on the 17th anniversary of the U.S. occupation of Iraq to demand: U.S. Troops Out of Iraq NOW! End Sanctions on Iran, U.S. Out of the Middle East!
Sat. Mar. 21 at 8:30 – 11 AM
Judicial Candidate Forum
Public · Hosted by Sondra Cosgrove and Ann Smith
3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. North Las Vegas, NV 89303