On January 21, 2018 women across the country will convene in Las Vegas to celebrate the first anniversary of the Women’s March and kick off the Power to the Polls Tour, a national initiative mobilizing women to vote and empowering women to run for elected office. In 2017, over 1.2 million women marched on Washington D.C., and over 13,000 women marched on Nevada looking past partisan politics, focused on issues impacting their futures and their children’s futures. National and local organizers anticipate another huge turnout. National co-chairs Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory advise that due to Nevada’s swing state status, electoral demographics, and advocacy already underway on issues important to women, and the strong activist community on the ground, Nevada was the perfect choice to kick off their national tour.
Clark County Black Caucus and other local organizations serving on the host committee encourage any individuals or organizations interested in being a partner or volunteering for the event to please reach out to ClarkCountyBlackCaucus@gmail.com and for event information visit www.CCBlackCaucus.com. It’s important that African American women are well represented at this event and ask the community to help get the word out and plan to participate.
Additionally, in commemoration of the Dr. Martin L. King Jr. holiday, the Clark County Black Caucus in partnership with NAACP Las Vegas and support from Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow and the Fair Punishment Project, the community is invited to the first in a series of community meetings discussing the extreme impact of court fines and fees, penalties, and cash bails in Southern Nevada.
A large percentage of law abiding residents spend time behind bars due to traffic violations that turn to warrant status as a result of the inability to pay the high cost of fines and penalties. This event is an official King Week Event, January 16, 2018 from 6-8p.m. at Findlay Middle School 333 W Tropical Pkwy, North Las Vegas. Visit www.CCBlackCaucus.com for more information about the program.
Yvette Williams is a community advocate and Chair/Founder of the Clark County Black Caucus, a non-partisan community organization driven 100% by volunteer members registered to vote. Follow her Blog at www.YvetteBWilliams.com and on twitter @YvetteBWilliams or contact her at ClarkCountyBlackCaucus@gmail.com for more information.