April 2018 Meeting
The first chapter meeting of 2018! This month, we focused on gearing up for the 2018 elections and heard from NARAL, who offered an activist training presentation at our meeting. We were also joined by Susie Lee, NOW PAC-endorsed Candidate for Congressional District 3, along with other exciting candidates.
May 2018 Meeting
This month we were honored to have NOW President Toni Van Pelt and NOW PAC-endorsed Senator Pat Spearman join us. Toni was elected President of NOW in 2017 and spoke to us about her plan to energize feminists to get out to vote and elect great candidates. Sen. Pat Spearman is a Congress CD 4 candidate who spoke to us about the next steps for the ERA, after being instrumental in ratifying it in Nevada, and answered our questions about her plans to support NOW’s core issues in Congress.
June 2018 Meeting:
Wine, Chocolate, and Vote!
This month’s meeting was a special Nevada NOW Early Voting and After Party. We started by meeting to VOTE, and then joined Assembly Candidate District 4 Connie Munk & Richard Munk for a Wine & Chocolate tasting at their home, where we celebrated the hard work everyone has done to get great candidates elected & get out the vote in Nevada. We were joined by an incredible assortment of candidates, including Pat Spearman, running for Congress CD4, Shea Backus, Assembly District 37, Kathy Lauckner, Assembly District 42, David Orentlicher, Assembly District 2, Craig Jordahl, State Senate District 12, Tick Segerblom, Clark County Comm. District E, Michelle Gorelow, Assembly District 35, Selena Torres, Assembly District 3, Justin Jones, Clark County Comm. District F, and Kate Marshall, Candidate for Lt. Governor.
July 2018 Meeting
This month we discussed the Primary Election results and endorsing candidates for the General election in November. Senator Pat Spearman helped guide us through using the Nevada Legislative website to view bill draft requests & bills and follow what is happening in the legislature.
August 2018 Meeting
For our monthly meeting, we were excited to have NOW PAC-endorsed Congresswoman Dina Titus join us as our speaker. She has been a long time supporter of Nevada NOW and we look forward to campaigning with her to send her back to Congress. Lindsey Harmon, Executive Director of Nevada Advocates for Planned Parenthood, introduced her organization and talked about how they work with 501C3s. She also talked about her organization’s priorities this election season and the upcoming legislative session.
September 2018 Meeting
We were so happy to have NOW PAC-endorsed candidate Susie Lee, running for Congress in CD3, and National NOW's Political Director, Linda Berg as this month’s guest speakers. Linda talked about the importance of NOW chapters and activists being involved in campaigns and activities to GOTV. We also shared more information about our March to the Polls event & discussed volunteer opportunities. Early Voting starts October 20th. We have to get everyone we know to get out and vote!
March to the Polls!
Kick off early voting with a bang! Nevada NOW, Women's March Nevada and Moms Demand Action all participated in this event for the first day of early voting. We had great speakers including National NOW President Toni Van Pelt, Clark County Commissioner Chris G. and State Senator Pat Spearman. We had supporters and speakers from The Feminist Majority, Battle Born Progress, March for Our Lives, Fight4Her, Run For Something, Moms Demand Action, Nevada NOW, Health Care Voter, NARAL Pro-Choice Nevada, Latinos Unidos, and Let America Vote. Go vote!