Who we are
Nevada Student Power is student led and statewide, seeking to improve the lives of marginalized students in Nevada.
We all have power within us. Finding that power and building on it is possible with the support and guidance of our peers.
At every step of the way, we are determined to develop our leaders into the fiercest advocates for themselves. Together, we are learning essential life skills and about the political systems that affect our daily lives.
Workshops and trainings centered around financial literacy and professional success are provided for all students. Political education and trainings help students see the connection of their daily issues to the policies we see on campus, in our state legislature and nationally.
“Being a student sometimes feels impossible. I’ve had to delay my education so many times because it often meant choosing between going to school and the ability to afford food or rent. I’m with Nevada Student Power because I know there has to be a way to make this all easier. We just need to work together, help one another out, and come together to demand the changes that need to be made.”
– Kimberly Estrada, NVSP Co-Director
In 2018, we focused on organizing voters across Nevada.
With ten fellows and our core group of volunteers, we registered 1,183 seventeen to twenty-five year olds by October 8th. Three hundred and fifty six of those voters were registered on National Voter Registration Day. Additionally, we called 26,129 immigrant voters for GOTV in two weeks and participated in twenty-five events impacting around 1,800 people. Those event included our Unity with Charlottesville Rally, a UNLV Voter Registration Day where then-fellow Aranza Marmolejo sat on a panel along with Gabby Giffords, and a training where fellows learned to help people with records with their process to restore their rights to register to vote.
This year, we are focusing on a core set of economic justice issues:
Access to mental health resources
Given the intersectionality between these and other social justice issues, we plan on gathering feedback from students via campus issue ID activities.
We work with community, state, and national movement partners to heighten the impact of our organizing. These include: