As you may remember – several months ago the Nevada League of Women Voters, in association with it’s connected organization, Fair Maps Nevada, was working to end Partisan Gerrymandering in Nevada. They wrote up a Constitutional Amendment and were mobilizing to gather Petition signatures.Continue reading “Necessity is the Mother of Invention”
The next meeting of Represent US in Northern Nevada will be this Thursday the 16th at 6:00 but instead of meeting at Roundtable Pizza we will meet virtually using Zoom.
The particulars will be posted on the Private FB Group and will be sent out by email.
If for any reason you do not get them reach out and we will get you onboard.
Hope that you all are doing OK while Staying Home for Nevada!
So you know – the signature gathering process for the anti gerrymandering ballot initiative has been delayed again.
Fair Maps Nevada and the Nevada League of Women Voters, after already revising the original ballot measure’s description of effect, are now back in court appealing what appears to be another attempt to delay the signature gathering process.
They are hoping to prevail soon so that they can ramp up signature gathering and coordinate with RepresentUS.
Hopefully we will be announcing signature gathering training real soon.
You can read all about it here
Represent US has a system so that volunteers can make phone calls on their own schedule using an online tool called CallHub.
They have scripts and phone numbers. It is pretty easy and impactful
If you have not done it before there is a training this Sunday – February 23rd.
Go to this webpage for instructions on how to get trained.
If you have done it before just sign in your account at CallHub and the current campaigns should be right there for you to get going.
If you have friends who might want to help you can pass this along. There are some Social Media buttons just below.
The next meeting of the Carson City Chapter is coming up. If you would like to make contact with other locals who are working to end corruption and make our democracy more representative come on out.
Round Table Pizza
961 Topsy Ln, Ste 440,
Carson City, NV 89705
This meeting will also be announced on our Private Facebook Group page and by email blast.
If you want to spread the word about this or anything else there are Social Media links on the post pages.
Ending Partisan Gerrymandering is one of the major goals of Represent.US.
Gerrymandering is a process by which districts are formed, by political parties, for the express purpose of creating and maintaining a majority in a state.
In many states districts are drawn by the prevailing political party to give themselves an advantage.
At the Sierra Nevada Forum last night, besides me talking about RepresentUs, there were also talks about the 2020 Census, The Fair Maps Coalition’s Effort to Stop Partisan Gerrymandering and Civil Discourse at UNR.
I want to talk a bit about the Fair Maps Coalition’s Effort to stop Partisan Gerrymandering:Continue reading “Effort to Stop Partisan Gerrymandering in Nevada”
RepresentUS Nevada is on the agenda for the Sierra Nevada Forum which will be January 14th at 6:00
This will take place at the Brewer Art Center Performance Hall
Also on the Agenda are:
Kate Marshall – NV Lt Gov – Census
Amy Pason – UNR – Civil Discourse
Sondra Cosgrove – Nevada League of Women Voters – Ballot Question re: Fair Districting
Here is the flyer
On September 24th Mathew from Reno reached out to say that a meeting was held on the 23rd and there is a core group that is going to start organizing for Represent.Us in Reno.
Mathew had been interested in Represent.US for a whilde but had just recently found the space in his schedule to get things going.
A Private FB group was started and the 5 people who met hopped on board.
If you are interested in hooking up with the Reno group you can ask to join the FB group linked above or you can send an email to RepresentReno@gmail.com
At our last meeting we did an exercise called “One Burning Question”. People wrote questions on slips of paper which were then pulled out of Daniels hat and discussed/ answered by the group. A lot of great dialogue occurred!Continue reading “Represent US Models Transparency”