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May 14th 2019, Make the Road NV (MRNV) had their fifth and final lobbying trip of the 2019 legislative session, as part of Time to Care Nevada (TCNV), members have been making monthly trips from Las Vegas to Carson City to meet with state legislators. MRNV members met with state senators and assembly members, among those, were Mo Denis, Ozzie Fumo, and Susie Martinez. The goal was to share the stories of working families and to not only pass the bill on earned paid sick days, SB 312, but to have a bill that includes employers with less than 50 employees. If those employers were to be excluded, roughly 192,000 Nevadan workers will not receive the benefits of earned paid sick days. Those 192,000 Nevadans include some of the workers that most needs earned paid sick days.

 

It was approximately 50 people on this bus which included staff from Mi Familia Vota, Battle Born Progress, Planned Parenthood, Indivisible, and PLAN. After an 8-hour long bus ride, having finally arrived in Carson City, TCNV members had dinner and prepared for a long day of lobbying for the next day. The next day, members started their day with a brief explanation of what lobbying is and how it can be powerful. After getting into groups they headed to the capitol, they were in and out of meetings with state legislators, having meaningful discussions, and pushing for a better bill on earned paid sick days.

 

 

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MRNV member, Amparo Cruz, and her family had to endure the unthinkable, her son was diagnosed with leukemia. When the diagnoses came through Amparo and her family couldn’t afford to stop working to care for her son, they had new medical bills to pay on top of all their other expenses. Earned paid sick days would have allowed the family to be there for their son.

We have less than a month left in the legislative session, sharing the stories of those workers affected by the lack of access to earned paid sick days is the key to passing bill SB-312.  For more info contact us at info@maketheroadnv.org or visit timetocarenv.org

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May 9th 2019, the Nevada legislative session has been winding down, with less than a month remaining, Make the Road Nevada (MRNV) has been working towards bills that aims for Nevadans to have a better quality of life. MRNV’s members have been busy going to committee hearings, lobbying trips and reaching out to their state Legislators. Their effort resulted in all of our voting rights, housing, and immigrant rights bills making it through the first house passage. One of MRNV’s largest campaign is earned paid sick days, bill SB312, and it has been making its way through Senate committees. The coalition for earned paid sick days, Time to Care NV will be having one last lobbying trip to keep the push for a stronger bill that includes as many Nevadans as possible.

Make the Road Nevada is involved in the following Bills in the Legislative session 2019:

Immigrant Justice

AB 275 Occupational licensing for Non-citizens

AB 376 Makes local law enforcement agencies report statistics of prisoners transferred to federal agencies, such are ICE  

Puerto Rican & US Territories Justice

SB 396 Makes it simpler for people from US territories like Puerto Rico and Guam to transfer their licenses in Nevada

Economic Justice

SB 312 Requires business provide earned paid sick days for workers to take care of their health or family without risking financial security.

AB 456 Raises the minimum wage to $12

Housing Justice   

SB 398 empowers local government to address affordable housing.

SB 256 Prohibits discriminatory practices on the basis that the income of a person is derived from governmental benefits.

SB 151 Eviction reform which increases the period of time before the removal of tenants.

SB 425 Requires the Director of the Department of Health and Human Services to amend the State Plan for Medicaid to provide certain additional home and community-based services

AB 174 Creation of the NV Interagency Council on homelessness.

 

For more information on our organization and on what you can do before the session ends, contact us info@maketheroadnv.org

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