*VENUE UPDATE (and WTF alert)*:
A few hours ago the Boulevard Mall informed us that they were canceling our event due to the type of organizations involved with the planning.
We are so sorry for this last minute change and inconvenience.The event will be held in Downtown Las Vegas at the Arts Factory, and early voting will take place at the Clark County Government Center.All other details of the event (time, speakers) remain the same.The Arts Factory Las Vegas107 East Charleston BoulevardLas Vegas, NV 89104Please contact Laura Martin with any questions or concerns: 702-292-1279See previous release with detailed information in the forwarded email below
Original message: From our friends at the Stonewall Democrats:
Laura Martin, Stonewall Democrats of Nevada, firstname.lastname@example.org, 702-292-1279 (cell)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2012
LAS VEGAS, NV — Stonewall Democrats of Nevada, Nevada’s largest and most active grassroots organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Democrats, are co-hosting an early vote rally at the Boulevard Mall (an early vote location) on the last Saturday of Nevada’s early vote period with a diverse coalition of pro-equality organizations and elected officials.
In 2010 both Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the DREAM Act were up for a vote in the House and Senate. LGBTQ Nevadans and local DREAMers worked together to repeal DADT and pass the DREAM Act. Using collective power and strategic planning, both communities and their allies worked together closely to lobby members of Congress and educate Nevadans about both pieces of legislation. The repeal of DADT was successful, but the DREAM Act failed due to Republican obstruction.
Both communities continue to organize together and Stonewall has committed itself to helping pass the DREAM Act and humane immigration reform. On Saturday Stonewall will vote in honor of the DREAMers, knowing one day soon these Nevadans, who President Obama calls Americans in every way but their paperwork, will cast a ballot of their own.
Senator Ruben Kihuen
Senator David Parks
Pastor Pat Spearman
HRC Las Vegas
Stonewall Democrats of Nevada
Clark County Democratic Party
DREAM Big Vegas
LGBTQ Decides: Show Our Strength Early Vote Rally
Saturday October 27, 2012
1:00 pm – 2:30pm
MVIG Cultural Center
3680 South Maryland Pkwy #171
Inside Boulevard Mall
enter through the east side of the mall, by JC Pennys
This is a free event, refreshments will be provided!