— by Marla Turner, NSDP Secretary
Tomorrow is President’s Day, also known as Washington’s Day. This holiday, originally established in 1885, honors the life and work of President George Washington. It also commemorates past U.S. presidents and is often referred to as President’s Day. Many businesses are open as usual but there is no mail delivery.
In other news……
State of the Union Address
Last Tuesday, President Obama outlined a visionary plan for America during his State of the Union address. Based on citizen and media response, his most powerful statements had to do with comprehensive immigration reform and getting to a vote on gun violence. In case you missed it, you can watch the President’s address here and read the transcript.
Senator Reid to Address Nevada Legislature This Week
Senator Harry Reid is to address the Nevada Legislature this Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. The Senator will make his remarks in the Assembly Chambers.
Building a Better Nevada
Two weeks ago, the NV Democratic Assembly and Senate launched “Building a Better Nevada” website. Here, Nevadans can be a part of the discussion on how to build a better Nevada and keep up to date on important issues during session.
- The Interim Study Report of the Legislative Committee for the Review and Oversight of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and the Marlette Lake Water System is now available via Legislative Counsel Bulletin No. 13-13.
Upcoming Grassroots Lobby Days
- March 3-4: Nevada Women’s Lobby Annual Grassroots Lobby Days.
- April 25: The Nevada Conservation League will host an environmental community grassroots lobby day on April 25, 2013. More information will be forthcoming soon.
Stay Up to Date on Environmental Legislation
The Nevada Conservation League has created The Conservation Voter, a weekly legislative newsletter to help keep us updated on legislative actions we should know about. Sign up for the newsletter and view their environmental priorities this legislative session.
Legislative Profile FAQ Sheet
Here’s a great legislative membership profile report on the current session.
Congratulations to New Democratic Club Officers!
Elections were recently held in various clubs/caucuses. Congratulations to the new officers and thank you for stepping up!
- North Las Vegas Democratic Club: Deb Lewis – President, Derek Washington- Vice President, Elaine Cology – Secretary and Danielle Monroe Moreno – Treasurer.
- Paradise Democratic Club: John Ponticello – President, no change in officers
Carson City Seeks Professional for Historic Resources Commission
The Carson City Board of Supervisors is seeking applications from persons interested in serving on the Historic Resources Commission, specifically filling the position of Architect, Residential Designer or Design Professional. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please call 775-887-2100 for specific information on this commission or visit www.carson-city.nv.us.
Applications for Grant Applications for Non-Profits Now Being Accepted
The Dr. Scholl Foundation welcomes grant applications from 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations committed to improving our world. Applications for grants of $5,000 to $25,000 are considered in the following areas: Education, Social Service, Healthcare, Environmental, and Civic and Cultural. The application deadline is March 1. For an application and more information, click here.