Sources: Biden plans to designate Avi Kwa Ame on Las Vegas trip

7 March 2023

President Joe Biden is planning a trip to Las Vegas on March 14, where he is expected to designate Avi Kwa Ame as a national monument.

Biden pledged to designate the southern Clark County site — a 450,000-acre area sacred to a number of tribal nations — on Nov. 30. Avi Kwa Ame would be the second national monument created during his presidency, a specific presidential power enumerated through the Antiquities Act of 1906. 

Avi Kwa Ame’s designation is supported by the Clark County Commission, the Legislature, Southern Nevada’s congressional representatives and the Colorado River Indian Tribes.

The president, who is expected to announce his re-election campaign this spring, also plans to host a private fundraiser while in Las Vegas with the goal of raising $1 million.

Biden’s trip is part of a West Coast fundraising swing that is expected to include stops in Southern California, per Politico.

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