In 2021, Make the Road Nevada hosted the Community Leadership Academy, where we contracted experts from the community to develop a bilingual (Spanish and English) curriculum focused on three of the most important elements of campaign management: field, communications, and data. We know our people are capable of running successful campaigns, so we wanted to give them the best tools and opportunities to do so through this program.
We recruited 10 participants for each cohort from our membership and the broader Latinx and BIPOC communities. These participants spent four weekends becoming versed in field, communications, or data. We ensured our academy participants left with a solid understanding of key issues that impacted our MRNV members, which included environmental justice, economic/worker justice, corporate accountability, housing justice, health justice, and immigrant justice.
We also partnered with the New American Leaders to develop both candidates and campaign staff from our community, for our community.
We sought five leaders in key legislative districts and five leaders in key judicial districts to run for local office in 2022. This group enrolled in the New American Leaders candidate training program where they were educated and prepared for what a local election looks like from a candidates perspective.
When the global pandemic arrived in all of our lives, Make the Road Nevada took immediate action in helping and educating our community. From updating our members on masks mandates and social distancing requirements to helping distribute vaccines, we always—and continue to—worked hard to keep our community in-the-know and healthy. Below are some of the efforts we’ve taken to help our people combat COVID-19:
For more information on our efforts, please visit here.
Make the Road Nevada contacted over 92,000 people by telephone and helped over 1,200 people create detailed and safe voting plans. During this time, members completed over 80 hours of volunteer outreach, as well. Way to go, familia!
Members and staff heavily collaborated this season to ensure voter turnout—and here are some of our highlights!
Make the Road Nevada took part in helping with the 2020 census. The United States Census is a mandated count of every United States resident, which takes place every 10 years. Here are some of our census highlights!
More than ever, housing has become a vulnerable matter for our community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many were left unemployed—and not knowing their tenant and housing rights. We at Make the Road ensured our Latinx community stayed informed. View some of our housing justice efforts below:
For more information on our housing justice efforts, please visit here.
Make the Road Nevada has engaged our membership on clean energy and climate equity work because the environment is inherently tied to health issues our members face, including asthma, obesity, heatstroke, and dehydration.
As heat islands continue to grow and our air quality continues to decline, the need for action has become more dire. We have redoubled our work around environmental equity. Below is a list of our efforts toward a healthier community and planet: