For Immediate Release:

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Nevada families Denounce Trump’s Attack on Birthright Citizenship

Las Vegas, NV President Donald Trump has once again threatened immigrant families. In an exclusive interview with Axios news, Trump announced plans to issue an unconstitutional executive order that would look to eliminate birthright citizenship. However, families and immigrant advocates in Nevada are not losing sight of what is important and that is to continue taking people to the polls.

Jason Cebreros, Member of Make the Road Nevada:

“I was born in the United States after my mother left her country to give me a better life, a quality of life that I wouldn’t have had if my mother had stayed in Mexico. Listening to Donald Trump’s interview is really upsetting, but my family refuses to roll over on our backs, we will fight as hard as we can, and we will be working to get Latinos out to vote harder than ever before!”

Make the Road Nevada Director Leo Murrieta:

“This is nothing new, we knew two years ago during the last elections that Donald Trump was looking to trample over the constitution and the rights of Latinos and immigrants in this country. Two years later and this President and his party have thrown immigrant children in cages, they’ve ripped babies from the arms of their mothers, they’ve sought to penalize immigrants for providing vital resources to care for their children through this Public Charge rule. This President craves attention when he believes his political allies, or his political party are in danger, so it’s no coincidence that this comes out one week prior to election day. It won’t work this time. Latinos in Nevada refuse to be disrespected like this and I assure you that they will turn their sights on Nevada’s political cronies, Nevada is not for sale and we will not tolerate their rhetoric.”

Make the Road Nevada (MRNV) builds the power of Latino and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, and transformative education.

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Paid sick days are important for our community! Can you imagine waking up in the morning to find out your child is sick and can’t go to school? First thing in mind is that you can’t miss work because you won’t get paid, there will be consequences and you can potentially lose your job? This is the fear families in Nevada go through when their children get sick or even themselves. Going to work sick is not ideal for anyone, people should have the right to recover and take care of themselves.

Currently in Nevada there is no law that forces businesses to provide paid sick days to their employees. Only some business in our state have established some days as they understand that When workers aren’t forced to choose between caring for loved ones and work, they are more likely to stay in jobs. They understand that we need common sense workplace reforms that reflect the hard realities facing families.

Here is what you need to know about Paid Sick Days:

  •      According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 49 percent of the workforce cannot earn a single paid sick day to use to recover from common illnesses or seek medical care.
  •      For a typical family in the United States without paid sick days, for example, 3.5 days lost to illness are equivalent to the family’s entire monthly grocery budget
  •      Nevada is home to nearly 500,000 Latino workers, who have disproportionately low access to paid sick days
  •      Paid sick days are good for business. Employee turnover is expensive, on average, one fifth of an employee’s annual salary. Paid sick days result in reduced turnover, which leads to reduced hiring and training costs for businesses.

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