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NAACP calls for Councilwoman Michele Fiore to be removed from LVCVA board

Posted at 1:33 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 19:29:39-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore is at the center of controversy once again.

The NAACP, along with a group called "Expel Michele," are calling for her removal from the board of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

The letter lists infractions against Fiore going back to 2013.

The latest of which include alleged racist comments Fiore made during a republican convention that earned her a rebuke from her own party and a Federal Election Commission complaint about Fiore's use of city equipment to create a pro-Trump campaign video.


The letter also mentions a protest over renovations proposed at Floyd Lamb park where a counter-protester rode his horse through the crowd, Fiore walking out of a city council meeting during public comment critical of her, and a social media post that drew criticism from Gov. Steve Sisolak.

The governor called a lacy mask she was wearing in the post a doily.

Expel Michele founder Molly Taylor says since the LVCVA is the public face of Las Vegas, Fiore isn't fit to be on the board.

"Michele Fiore, with her actions, her posts, with her pictures, with her words," said Taylor, "is not representative of our community."


"The very last thing we need at this point is that message being delivered to the world," she concluded.

In a statement released Tuesday morning, Fiore fired back with no intention to step down.

Fiore said the Expel Michele movement wouldn't distract her from the critical work with LVCVA bettering Las Vegas, and she personally attacked NAACP leader Roxanne McCoy, saying McCoy is biased against republicans.

Now, Fiore is calling on McCoy to step down.

LVCVA representatives say the City of Las Vegas appointed Fiore to their board and it doesn't have the power to remove her.