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For Make the Road Nevada (MRNV), the new year has started off with a big fight for housing. Beginning Thursday, January 9th, the Las Vegas community showed up to Mayor Carolyn Goodman’s State of the City to oppose her continued criminalization of the homeless population in Las Vegas. The following Wednesday the 15th of January, we showed up to protest against an addition to the homeless ban ordinance at the City Council meeting. In February, we will be celebrating our two year anniversary and officially launch our housing campaign. 

Every year, the mayor of Las Vegas addresses the status of the city, similar to the presidential State of the Union address, in a State of the City address. In the address, Mayor Goodman touted new projects coming to the Las Vegas area while defending the homeless ban first introduced last year, showing us once again that profits are being valued over people. While defending the homeless ban, Mayor Goodman cited the expansion of the Courtyard, a so called shelter that is outdoors, consists of park benches, and the equivalent of yoga mats for beds. 

The following Wednesday, MRNV members were once again protesting outside of city hall, this time to oppose the addition to the homeless ban to streets during sweepings, mentioned by Mayor Goodman in the state of the city. The new addition again consists of a thousand dollar fine and six months in jail. Not only has this never been a problem, but this is a clear demonstration of the war on the poor. A car would receive a $25-$100 fine for being parked during street sweeping. We know that someone who can’t afford a car should not be fined up to 40x more than someone who can afford a car and receive a misdemeanor offense. Sadly, the city council decided to vote in favor of commercial interests and against the people, further marginalizing the homeless community. Thank you to Olivia Diaz and Brian Knudsen for standing with our community.

 



 

We need leaders who stand with the people, housing should be a human right. Help us by joining this fight for just housing laws by coming to our Affordable Housing Committee on Friday at 1:00 pm At our Affordable Housing Committee, you will stay up to date with the latest actions going on in.. Help us celebrate our 2 year anniversary and the launch of our housing campaign on Feb. 15th. 

For more information, email us at amigxs@maketheroadnv.org or come to our weekly meetings. 

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La implementaciĂłn del Proyecto de Ley 312 (SB312) del Senado comenzĂł el 1 de enero de 2020

El año pasado miembros de Se Hace Camino Nevada ,en conjunto con la coalición Time to Care NV (TCNV), reunieron esfuerzo para pasar días de enfermedad pagados para las familias trabajadoras de Nevada. El 12 de Junio del 2019 el Gobernador Sisolak firmó el proyecto de ley, SB312, y se hizo ley. El dia de hoy la ley ya está en efecto desde el primero de enero 2020, para empleados de negocios con más de 50 empleados. Quizás estás pensando qué significa esto para ti y como afectara su trabajo? Lee estas preguntas comunes sobre los días de enfermedad pagados:

Pregunta 1: Quién es elegible para los días de enfermedad pagados?

Respuesta: Empleados de tiempo completo y tiempo medio en negocios con más de 50 empleados

P2: Quien no son elegible para los dĂ­as de enfermedad pagados?

R: Empleados que son temporal, estacional, y [on-call]; Negocios con una póliza equivalente a la ley. 

P3: Cuantos dĂ­as de enfermedad tengo el derecho de recibir?

R: Tienen el derecho a .01923 horas por hora trabajada de tiempo de enfermedad pagada, acumolando a 5 dias al año.

P4: Como funcionara mis dĂ­as de enfermedad pagados?

R:Tu empleador puede decidir proveer los días de enfermedad todos al mismo tiempo o deberá ir acumulando el tiempo antes de tomar los días. 

P5: Cuando puedo comenzar a usar dĂ­as de enfermedad pagados?

R: Eres elegible para usar tus días de enfermedad pagados después de cumplir 90 días de empleados con un empleador y dependiendo si haz accumulado la minimas horas para usar los dias.  

P6: Cuanto tiempo de aviso tengo que dar antes de usar un dia de enfermedad pagados?

R: SB312 no pone requisitos fijos por uso con anticipaciĂłn pero el empleador puede requerir aviso si se conocĂ­a de la cita anteriormente pero no limita el uso a Ăşltima hora por emergencias.

P7: Te pueden negar tu dia de enfermedad pagado?

R: Tus dĂ­as de enfermedad pagados no puede ser negado si tienes tiempo acumulado, ni te pueden requerir encontrar un reemplazo o tomar represalias en contra de ti por usar los dĂ­as.

P8: Qué puedo hacer si mi empleador no me ofrece días de enfermedad pagados? 

R: Si su empleador no cumple con la nueva leya, llena un queja en este sitio: http://labor.nv.gov/About/Forms/FORMS_FOR_EMPLOYEES/

 También se puede comunicar con Make the Road Nevada para más ayuda sobre este tema. 

 

 

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For Immediate Release: January 27, 2020

The Supreme Court sides with Trump on “Public Charge”

LAS VEGAS, NV— The Supreme Court has voted 5-4, along ideological lines, to allow the Trump administration to apply the “Public Charge” rule for immigrants applying for a green card. By allowing “Public Charge” to be applied while it runs its course through the lower courts, the supreme court has further enabled Trump’s racist attacks on the immigrant community. Now, the most vulnerable population of immigrants will be punished for the aid they desperately need.

In addition, by allowing this rule to stand, not only are immigrants suffering but children from mixed-status families will suffer from the fear of being punished for use of public assistance, even though it won’t.

“This will make some immigrant parents opt out of assistance like free school lunch. The impact that this ruling will have goes beyond the scope of the actual rule, but also the turmoil within the immigrant community that it will cause. We need to support them, not deny them life-sustaining support such as food stamps, Medicaid and housing assistance.” Leo Murrieta, Executive Director for Make the Road Nevada 

Make the Road NV is committed to fighting for the rights of immigrants in this country. The application of this rule would create a wealth check that will disproportionately affect hard working Latinx immigrants.

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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Beginning in late December 2019, a series of earthquakes struck the southern coast of the island of Puerto Rico. Since then, the island’s faced almost 800 earthquakes, with varying magnitudes reaching up to 6.4. Puerto Rico’s weak infrastructure couldn’t hold up following the continuing earthquakes, having already been weakened by the effects of Hurricane Maria more than two years ago. About 1 million Puerto Ricans were left without power or running water. The Island had been waiting for the $18 million dollars in relief Congress had allocated that President Trump is sitting on. This aid would have been used to rebuild the island’s infrastructure after Hurricane Maria destroyed critical power lines and structures, leaving certain regions without power for 11 months.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our Puerto Rican brothers and sisters on the island, for too long they have been treated like second-class citizens. They deserve a just recovery, one that was not given to them in the events following Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico needs the support of the US government during this natural disaster. We need to also take action now, you can donate directly to relief efforts here: https://www.justiceforpuertorico.org/donate. 

To get involved in some of the work we do on Puerto Rican Justice in Nevada, join us at one of our weekly meetings, Wednesdays at 6:00pm at 4250 E Bonanza Rd. Suite 20, or email us at amigxs@maketheroadnv.org

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Senate Bill 312 (SB312) implementation Jan. 1, 2020

Last year Make the Road Nevada (MRNV) members along with the Time to Care NV (TCNV) coalition, rallied together in an effort to push for earned paid sick days for the working families in Nevada. On June 12, 2019, Governor Sisolak made it official when he signed SB312 into law. Fast-forward to now, SB312 took effect on January 1st for employers with more than 50 employees. You may be asking what this means to you and how it might affect your job? Here are a few frequently asked questions regarding earned paid sick days:

 

Q1: Who is eligible for earned paid sick leave?

A: Full-time and Part-time employees with employers who have more than 50 employees 

Q2: Who is NOT eligible for earned paid sick leave? 

A: Temporary, seasonal, and on-call employees; employers with less than 50 employees; and employers with matching or greater paid leave policies

Q3: How much paid sick leave am I owed? 

A: You are owed .01923 hours of paid sick leave per hour worked

Q4: How will my paid sick leave work?

A: Your employer must provide you with paid sick leave at the rate above either by earning it over time or front loading, depending on the employer’s discretion. 

Q5: When can I start using my earned paid sick leave?

A: You are eligible to use your paid sick leave after 90 days of employment and depending on workplace policies once you have earned the minimum increment to use a paid sick day.

Q6: How long do I have to give notice before using my paid sick leave?

A: SB312 does not set requirements for use of paid leave ahead of time but also does not restrict the use of last-minute notices for emergencies. 

Q7: Can my employer deny my paid sick leave? 

A: Your paid leave can NOT be denied if you have available paid leave, nor can you be required to find a replacement as a condition or be retaliated against for using paid leave.

Q8: What should I do if my employer is not providing paid sick leave if you are eligible?

A: If your employer is not complying with the new law, file a complaint at the following website: 

http://labor.nv.gov/About/Forms/FORMS_FOR_EMPLOYEES/

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LaLo learned at an early age what it meant to be an undocumented immigrant. He was brought to the United States at the age of 2 and was fortunate enough to receive DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) at the age of 25. He is now the political director for Make the Road NV and works hard every day to empower his community and unite all people to fight for everyone’s right to be able to achieve their full potential, regardless of a 9 digit social security number.

On November 12th, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) started hearing testimonials on the DACA program. Now more than ever, we need to stand with #Dreamers.

RENEW YOUR DACA DONATE TO HELP OTHERS & GET INVOLVED

If you live in Las Vegas, NV and need assistance with renewing your application or you want to share your story and get involved in the fight to PROTECT OUR DREAMers, email: amigxs@maketheroadnv.org

Donate to help local DREAMers renew their DACA http://bit.ly/MRNVdonate

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