There was also the shooting in Las Vegas on October 1, the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, and the response from the local community showed that Vegas is not just the sum of its pool parties; that there is, in fact, a true community here.
Nevada is a swing state that will help shape the Senate in 2018 -- Republican Senator Dean Heller is up for re-election -- and will also be selecting a new governor this year, as current Governor Brian Sandoval (R) is not eligible to run for reelection due to term limits. The stakes are high in Nevada this year, and that's why Women's March national organizers made Las Vegas, a city with a strong activist network, the hub of their national campaign activities.
When and where is the Vegas event happening?
The Women's March One-Year Anniversary Power to the Polls launch event will be held on Las Vegas's east side at Sam Boyd Stadium, 7000 E. Russell Road, near Boulder Highway on Sunday, January 21, from 10am-4pm.