Mercedes Krause, who is running in Nevada Congressional District 2, is going to be joining Bret Healy for our Zoom tonight with Four Directions at 7:30 Eastern. She will share what’s happening on the ground in Nevada, and Bret will fill us in on the other states: Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
In case you missed the announcement yesterday, this will be the first of three zooms where we get the scoop about various states from the organizations we have been funding.
Tonight at 7:30: Four Directions
Next week on 8/17 or 8/18: Voces de la Frontera
The week after that on 8/24 or 8/25: Voting Access for all
A few people who wanted to attend the zoom tonight can’t make it, so I’m putting out a call for some live blogging volunteers. We had some amazing live bloggers for our Adam Schiff zooms, and I’m hoping some of you will volunteer again. Or that some new folks will step forward.
If you are up for live blogging tonight, please let me know in the comments and also send me an email message so I can send you the zoom.
Last time we had 4 or 5 live bloggers – no one can catch everything, and everyone has a different voice, so this way you get a fuller version of what’s being said.
In case you would like to know a bit about Mercedes ahead of time:
Mercedes Krause is a mother of 3 daughters, and has been an educator and union activist for over 20 years.
She is a proud dual-citizen of the Oglala, Lakota Nation born and raised in Nevada,
Mercedes has continuously stood-up with community members working to make a more just and equitable Nevada. Mercedes is an Emerge Nevada graduate and a graduate of Advance Native Leadership.
Mercedes also currently serves the state in several capacities:
As a commissioner on the Nevada Minority Affairs Commission (Education Committee Co-chair)
Co-founder of Indigenous Educators Empowerment which serves Indigenous educators, educators, and students in Nevada
Chair of the Nevada Native Caucus
An inaugural member of the Superintendent’s Advisory Cabinet for the Nevada Department of Education,
On the board of the Nevada State Education Association, the Nevada Minority Health and Equity Coalition – Native American Steering Committee, the ACLU of Nevada, and the Nevada Democratic Party.
Also, if you would like to attend the zoom tonight and haven’t already sent me email – send me an email and I will sen you the zoom link!
Hope to see a good turnout – I am excited to be hearing from folks on the ground.
Update: No one volunteered to live blog, so no live blogging!