A note from our Development Director, Bob Fulkerson: Originally, my 60th was going to be a ripper, with dancing and singing around the fire. I really wanted you to be there to thank you for helping me make it to this day. But that ain't happening so we're gonna make the best of it on ZOOM!
Having a life of meaning has been a great gift. You, my family and friends, have made it so. I would be honored if you could join me and Rebecca Solnit, one of the great essayists and activists of our time, and songwriter/organizer Si Kahn, to celebrate our time together. Join us on Wednesday, May 27th at 5pm. To RSVP please bfulkerson@planevada.
Environmental Justice Monthly Meeting
Register for this month’s Environmental Justice Webchat, happening this Thursday, May 28th at 5pm! We have some great guests: Patricia Gallimore leads the Reno/Sparks NAACP Climate Program, Vernon Rogers is a Yerington Paiute Tribe Member and advocate for culture, and Ainslee Archibald is a Sunrise Movement leader and youth organizer.
Following these great guests, we will have an introduction training to OutVote, a new phone based tool we can use to take action on issue during quarantine! RSVP at bit.ly/PLANenv.
Friday Community Wellness Chat
We couldn’t let May end without celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, so for this week’s Wellness Webchat we are celebrating Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) foods, languages, and culture. We invite you to join us for Mukbang, which is an internet trend of watching a live stream of someone eating copious amounts of food. Bring your dinner and eat on camera with us as we learn about love in APIA languages. Join us on May 29th from 5pm-6pm.Register to join us at bit.ly/PLANwellness.
Thiem's Buckwheat: Thiem’s Buckwheat is a flower that only exists on a single hillside in the entire world near Tonopah, and the Rhyolite Ridge Mine poses an existential threat that would wipe it off the earth. PLAN has joined other organizations in signing on to a Center for Biological Diversity letter asking for the state to restart a process to protect this gem. Learn more about Thiem's Buckwheat.
Primary Election: Nevada's June 9th Primary Election will be happening primarily through mail in ballots! Have you returned your ballot yet? Learn more about voting by mail at mailitinnevada.com.
Pledge to Vote: Every election matters. Every race matters. Will you join us in taking a pledge to vote? We owe it to ourselves to demand better of our politicians and that starts at the ballot box. Here are some steps you can take:Every election matters. Every race matters. Will you join us in taking a pledge to vote? We owe it to ourselves to demand better of our politicians and that starts at the ballot box.