Monthly Archives: April 2020

WATCH: Virtual town hall answers pandemic questions

April 20th, 2020|

To provide important information on the coronavirus pandemic, I hosted a virtual town hall last week with my seatmates, Rep. Sharon Wylie and Rep. Monica Stonier, and we streamed the meeting live on our Facebook websites.

Knowing how the pandemic has impacted all our lives, we knew the vast majority of questions would be about the coronavirus — and so we asked Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County’s incredibly knowledgeable public health director — if it was possible for him to carve out time from his frenzied schedule to join us. Happily, the answer was yes, and Dr. Melnick opened our forum wit an informative, 15-minute update on the pandemic, which was then followed by questions from those watching. While most of the questions focused on additional aspects of the pandemic, we also fielded questions on infrastructure, budget cuts, and other topics on people’s minds.

If you missed the virtual meeting but would like to view it, you can watch it on Facebook by clicking this link. (QUICK TIP: Skip forward to the 2-minute mark to avoid the opening music that played while we were making sure Dr. Melnick and my seatmates and I had clear, working video connections from our respective homes.) Additionally, since we heard from a number of constituents who do not have Facebook accounts, CVTV has posted the virtual meeting here  — and this version edits out the two-minute delay at the start of the Facebook version.

I hope you find the virtual meeting as informative as we did.

How you can help during the pandemic

April 1st, 2020|

It is difficult times like these that bring out the best in people, and there’s no better proof of that than right here in Clark County. I have been inundated these past couple of weeks with messages from so many of you asking what you can do to help address the coronavirus pandemic. Many of you have access to resources and materials that might be of help but just aren’t sure how to reach those in our state who can make the best use of them.

First off, let me say I am not one bit surprised by this. Having grown up here, I have firsthand knowledge and experience with the ingenuity and generosity of the people who make our community special. I’ve never forgotten the friends and strangers alike who helped our family when I was a little girl and we hit hard times, and as an adult I’ve seen time and again people here selflessly stepping up to help others. So, first I must say thank you to all of you, for your offers of help.

Second, in order to save time and better ensure an efficient, coordinated statewide coronavirus response, I encourage any of you wanting to help to click on this link.  You will find various ways to assist, including who to contact. You’ll find specific links for everything from donations, to purchases, to manufacturing, and more. Whatever you have to offer, however you can help, the website should direct you to the right place. And of course, as always, I remain at the ready to provide information or access as needed.

Again, I say thank you for pulling together! These are indeed difficult times, but we will get through this. And the reason we will get through this is because of people like you. We are all indeed fortunate to be a part of this tremendous community.

With gratitude,