What’s your issue?

Everyone feels strongly about certain civic issues. Use those strong feelings to gather community voices together and make yourself heard.

Legislators, public service providers, school districts…these groups need public input and sometimes they need innovation – new ideas and solutions presented to them.

Are you ready to put your ideas to work for Nevada?

Lead a Vote Nevada working group.

What Vote Nevada Provides to issue leaders:

Position Review

You research each issue independently and thoroughly with reliable and verifiable evidence. Using academic standards, we review positions on an issue to ensure we understand both pro and con viewpoints – and that the research is valid. Once we understand your position, we provide our platforms to spread your word. Learn more about our position standards here.

Leadership and Advocacy Training

The process of speaking out, organizing and creating community change can be daunting. We offer our committee leaders and Advisory Board members training in leadership, persuasion, advocacy and messaging. Our curriculum of video, audio and written materials will get your started and continue to be a long term resource. Members of our Boards mentor of leaders as well – once we partner with you, we remain invested in you and your work.

Coalition Building

Sometimes taking a new perspective cracks open problems in ways nothing else can. Using Vote Nevada’s wide range of connections and expertise, we connect people and groups working on related issues to create new solutions to persistent problems.

Strategy and Consulting

Not sure where to start? We help with that, too. Vote Nevada’s experienced and passionate leadership team can learn where you are starting from and create a plan with you. You and your committee can follow that plan, adapting as needed, to create change in our communities. No committee members? No problem, we can help you find working partnerships too!

Advocacy Engine + Grassroots Think Tank = Vote Nevada

Say hello to some of our issue leaders

Evelyn Pacheco, Women in Trades

Evelyn Pacheco made history as Nevada’s first Black Female to be a licensed Plumber. She is an Army Veteran, Mother, and Grand Mother. While working at Fitzgerald Casino in the Engineering Department a co-worker told her about a Union Apprenticeship Training Program with the Plumbers, Pipefitters & HVAC UA Local Union 525. She applied and after five years of working as an Apprentice while taking care of her family, she was licensed. She has leveraged her experience to help all Women through her “Nevada Women in Trades” organization, a non-profit organization formed specifically to increase the number of Women in the trades.

More about NVWIT: Women in Trades is creating a pathway for women in Nevada  to gain on-the-job training through apprenticeship critical to closing the middle-skills gap, creating a gender diverse workforce in  the trade industry and increasing a highly qualified workforce.   Visit the NVWIT website to learn more about the group and their Pipelines Comprehensive Program (PCP) training program.

 

It is a signature program called “Pipelines” it is a 190-hour pre-apprenticeship training delivered in small group classes 20 hours a week over a six-week period and 4 Saturdays. Pipeline Students will receive their certification of completion, OSHA and CPR/FIRST AID, Forklift Awareness, participate in trade facility visits, attend presentations by trade representatives. NVWIT is increasing the number of Women in the Nevada workforce, specifically in highly skilled blue-collar (trade) occupations. January 28, 2020 marked the first-ever graduation ceremony for Nevada Women in Trades. NLV Council Woman Pamela Goynes-Brown was the keynote speaker and presented the graduates with their certificates at the ceremony that was held at NLV City Hall. December 17, 2020 marked the first online class but, 2nd Graduation with our keynote speaker Senator Scott Hammond. Even during the pandemic Nevada Women In Trades has helped the women in the community to get into the blue-collar workforce and become financially stable.

NVWIT Pipelines Comprehensive Program (PCC) initiatives increase career opportunities in the construction industry for Low-Income, Re-Entry, Ex-Prisoners, Veterans, Minority group, Aging out and Disenfranchised Women.

It is a signature program called “Pipelines” it is a 190-hour pre-apprenticeship training delivered in small group classes 20 hours a week over a six-week period and 4 Saturdays. Pipeline Students will receive their certification of completion, OSHA and CPR/FIRST AID, Forklift Awareness, participate in trade facility visits, attend presentations by trade representatives. NVWIT is increasing the number of Women in the Nevada workforce, specifically in highly skilled blue-collar (trade) occupations. January 28, 2020 marked the first-ever graduation ceremony for Nevada Women in Trades. NLV Council Woman Pamela Goynes-Brown was the keynote speaker and presented the graduates with their certificates at the ceremony that was held at NLV City Hall. December 17, 2020 marked the first online class but, 2nd Graduation with our keynote speaker Senator Scott Hammond. Even during the pandemic Nevada Women In Trades has helped the women in the community to get into the blue-collar workforce and become financially stable.

NVWIT Pipelines Comprehensive Program (PCC) initiatives increase career opportunities in the construction industry for Low-Income, Re-Entry, Ex-Prisoners, Veterans, Minority group, Aging out and Disenfranchised Women.

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Zachary Billot, Youth Advocacy

Zachary Billot is a student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas majoring in Political Science with a minor in Public Policy. He graduated from Spring Valley High School in the Spring of 2020 with both a traditional diploma and an International Baccalaureate diploma, which is one of the most rigorous academic options available to students in the world.

Zachary is passionate about international politics dating from his involvement in Model United Nations, where he won multiple awards and served as Secretary General for the State’s regional Competition. He is volunteering with Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth to prioritize youth housing insecurity in Las Vegas; his efforts have resulted in contributions of some 50,000 food items and hundreds of unused clothing items, through local fundraisers.

Zachary seeks inclusivity in political engagement, including through his involvement in Campus Student Government where he leads projects regarding environmental sustainability, food and housing insecurity awareness, and for community safety. Zachary created a youth advisory board within Vote Nevada to engage often politically underrepresented youth and to prioritize issues that are of urgent need for all people. 

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