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NextGen Climate Nevada hosted Pokemon Go meet-up, voter registration drive

Posted at 3:41 PM, Jul 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 03:07:22-04

NextGen Climate Nevada staff and volunteers hosted a Pokémon Go meet-up and voter registration drive at Paradise Park in Las Vegas Thursday.

NextGen Climate Nevada dropped lures — virtual tags that released rare Pokémon at a specific time and place around the park to encourage Pokémon Go trainers to attend. There was a real-life "Poké Stop" oasis where NextGen Climate Nevada provided refreshments and had organizers to register attendees to vote and educate them about the importance of electing climate-aware candidates in November.

"It's good to be involved politically because a lot of people don't get to do that," said attendee Francisco Marquez. "A lot of people don't get that privilege to be able to vote. We shape the country. We are the next generation. We make what America is going to be in the future."