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This week, Make the Road Nevada celebrated National Latino Conservation Week by partnering with organizations: Chispa, Somos Votantes, the Fifth Sun Project, and more in Las Vegas to get our community to work together and shine a spotlight on conservation.

Latino Conservation Week is an initiative that was created back in 2014 by the Hispanic Access Foundation. Over the years, this has become an inspiring movement to encourage the Latinx community to go outdoors and participate in activities that help our madre tierra. 

This year, we participated in events to engage the community with the outdoors—including their local parks. 

On July 21st, Chispa Nevada organizers, MRNV, and staff hosted “Semillas Con Chispa,” a gardening 101 workshop where people were able to come learn about gardening while conserving water. 

We also partnered with Somos Votantes, the Fifth Sun Project, and other organizations on July 23rd to host a park clean up at Lewis Family Park in East Las Vegas.  

“I encourage everyone to continue celebrating Latino Conservation daily and continue striving to conserve our madre tierra’s natural resources,” said our Environmental Justice Organizer, Jose “Josie” Rivera. 

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For more information about our efforts during Latino Conservation Week, the EROS project, and more, please contact Rivera at jose.rivera@maketheroadnv.org today!

 

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After five days full of economic justice-related information and resources, Make the Road Nevada wrapped up its Fair Work Week on July 8th. Hosted by our former Economic Justice Organizer, Abe Lugo, we dove into four crucial points: family sustainable work, unemployment in Nevada, Nevada’s minimum wage, and rising cost of living.

This week also consisted of having informative one-on-one conversations with state leaders on ways people can become a part of the economic change in Nevada. We spoke with Commissioner Tick Segerblom on July 7th and Senator Fabian Doñate on July 8th on topics such as minimum wage, unemployment insurance, and worker advocacy.

“If this is something that we want to do to increase the minimum wage, we have to advocate and get people to vote yes this upcoming November,” said Senator Doñate during the Facebook Live with Lugo.

We ended the Fair Work Week with information on how to take action, which included getting involved with our economic justice committee on Tuesdays, staying up-to-date with our economic justice campaign by contacting our Lead Organizer, Audrey Peral, and contacting your local representatives to demand change. You can also take action this upcoming election by voting yes on Nevada’s Minimum Wage Amendment, which supports adding higher wages by July 2024. 

For more information on our economic justice fair work week, please check out our socials today! You can also watch our interviews with Commissioner Tick Segerblom and Senator Fabian Doñate on our Facebook.

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