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Campaign 2018: Nevada voter turnout doubles 2014 showing

Early voters cast their ballots at Galleria at Sunset in Henderson Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. The final day of early voting is Friday. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. K.M. Cannon Las Vegas Review-Journal

More than 620,000 Nevadans cast ballots after two weeks of early voting, plus absentee and mail-in ballots.

More than 550,000 of those have come from in-person early-voting, according to numbers from the Nevada secretary of state’s office, far surpassing the turnout of past midterm election years like 2014 (267,000) and 2010 (379,707).

Nevadan’s spar over same-day voter registration

Proposed legislation to allow voters to register on Election Day received mixed reactions during its first hearing Wednesday.

Supporters of Senate Bill 123 hope implementing the system will prevent voter disenfranchisement and help more people access the ballot box, while opponents fear the estimated fiscal costs as well as a rise of undocumented immigrants voting.

Julián Castro se reunió con hispanos de Las Vegas

El ex-secretario de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano -durante el mandato del ex-presidente Barack Obama- y ahora precandidato demócrata a la presidencia de EE.UU., Julián Castro, visitó la zona este de Las Vegas para reunirse con miembros de la organización Make the Road Nevada en un foro de diálogo donde los asistentes -en su mayoría hispanos- pudieron preguntarle sobre distintos temas de interés.

Julian Castro talks affordable housing, immigration and education in Vegas

By Jackie Valley

Julian Castro, the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Obama Administration, said Thursday that he plans to make housing affordability a centerpiece of his presidential campaign.

The comment came during Castro’s swing through Las Vegas, where he met with a small group of mostly Hispanic residents. Two attendees lamented the cost of rent and housing prices compared with their wages, opening a discussion that dovetailed with the presidential hopeful’s background.

Castro campaigns in Nevada, vows to make housing a top priority

Campaigning in Southern Nevada Thursday, Julián Castro — the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Barack Obama — vowed to make housing policy a focus of his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Castro is considered an underdog in the 2020 election, especially compared to candidates Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris, who are all high-profile U.S senators with substantial national name recognition.

Visitó Las Vegas candidato presidencial Julián Castro; habló de vivienda, inmigración y educación

Julián Castro, el ex secretario de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano en la administración de Obama, dijo este jueves que planea hacer de la vivienda accesible una pieza central de su campaña presidencial.

El comentario se produjo durante la visita relámpago de Castro a Las Vegas, donde se reunió con un pequeño grupo de residentes, en su mayoría hispanos.

Grupos comunitarios han expuesto sus necesidades en la Legislatura de Nevada

Continúa la 80º Sesión Legislativa en la capital de Nevada, senadores y asambleístas analizan las propuestas que podrían convertirse en nuevas leyes y/o reformas en el ‘Estado de Plata’. Sin embargo, para poder votar a favor o en contra de las mismas deben escuchar a sus electores; por tal motivo, distintos representantes de organizaciones locales han acudido al edificio legislativo para exponer sus necesidades.

Activists make a case for paid sick leave in Carson City

Lupe Guzmán’s voice is raspy.

A single mother of six, Guzmán has a throat issue that’s causing her to lose her voice. A Carl’s Jr. employee — she’s a manager on the graveyard shift — Guzmán said she has been unable to take off to deal with the issue due to a lack of paid sick days.

There’s a push in Carson City to change that. Activists with Time to Care Nevada traveled to the Capitol on Monday to speak with legislators about possible action on paid sick leave.

Natalie Hernandez, campaign manager for Time to Care Nevada, said the group’s push worked, and they expect legislation to be introduced within a few weeks.

Instan a legisladores a aprobar días de enfermedad pagados para trabajadores de Nevada

Unas 50 personas viajaron desde Las Vegas hasta Carson City para instar a los legisladores a que promulguen leyes que incluyan días de enfermedad pagados para los trabajadores.

Miembros de la organización Time to Care Nevada, un proyecto compuesto por una coalición de varios grupos progresistas, pasaron gran parte de este lunes cargando globos con el mensaje “Get Well Soon” [“Que te mejores pronto”] por todo el edificio legislativo en Carson City.

By Rocio Madera

La sede de la Policía Metropolitana de Las Vegas fue el lugar para que un grupo de defensores de los derechos de los inmigrantes se reuniera para protestar en contra del programa 287 G, un mecanismo de cooperación entre la Policía Metropolitana de Las Vegas y la agencia ICE.

Jorge Franco, uno de los manifestantes, vivió en primera persona el 287 G. Franco contó su historia al equipo de Noticias Univision Nevada.

“Yo estaba manejando camino a mi trabajo no me di cuenta que tenía una luz de freno que no funcionaba y fui detenido por una oficial de Metro“ dijo Franco.

As Metro Police Moves to Change Its 287(g) Practices, Let’s Remember the Facts on Law Enforcement and Immigrant Communities

Over the weekend, Las Vegas Metro Police’s lobbyist in Carson City suggested they will make changes to their protocol in handing over criminal defendants to ICE agents. This came on the heels of Las Vegas immigrant rights activists and a Clark County Commissioner calling on Metro to end their 287(g) agreement with ICE, and this came two years after Metro and their political allies killed legislation to codify in state law what Metro may be inching towards on its own now.

Segerblom, advocates tell Metro to come clean about ICE

Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom joined immigration advocates Thursday to demand answers from Sheriff Joseph Lombardo about Metro’s use of a controversial immigration enforcement program that critics say is ruining livelihoods and tearing families apart in Southern Nevada.

Last Thursday, representatives of Las Vegas immigrant and civil rights groups filed an open records request with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department seeking details and data about Metro’s 287(g) detention policy agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Local immigrant activists criticize LVMPD’s cooperation with ICE

It’s called “287g.”

Under it, the Las Vegas Metropolitian Police Department cooperates with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Anybody arrested only runs into it at the Clark County Detention Center.

If you were born outside the U.S., you get run through an “ICE” database.

Protesters ask for end to agreement between ICE and Metro Police

County commissioner joins activists in calling for Metro Police to release data on ICE program

Immigration advocates joined by Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom took aim at Sheriff Joe Lombardo and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at a press conference Thursday over the use of a controversial immigration enforcement program.

Activists, county commissioner protest police agreement with ICE

Jorge Franco stood in paint-covered jeans as he spoke — in Spanish, then in English — about his experience in detention. He says he missed the birth of his child and was almost evicted.

“(These immigrants) are not criminals. They are family members, they are fathers, they have a job,” he said.

Progressive groups tell lawmakers not to rest on November’s laurels

Democratic control of state government doesn’t automatically ensure progressive policy, Nevada groups said Thursday, so they intend to lobby harder than ever during the upcoming legislative session.

Make The Road Nevada celebró su primer aniversario de lucha por la justicia social

Enero 29, 2019 – 5:00 pm

“Estamos muy emocionados. Hoy celebramos un año de lucha por las familias de Nevada, por la comunidad puertorriqueña, los sobrevivientes de la masacre acaecida en el festival Harvest Route 91, en octubre de 2017. Estamos luchando por la obtención de las visas U para los sobrevivientes en la isla de Puerto Rico y por supuesto, las familias indocumentadas, a los jóvenes que cuentan con DACA y quienes no lograron llenar los formularios”, comentó a El Tiempo, Leo Murrieta, al finalizar la marcha por el vecindario que organizó la entidad Make The Road Nevada, para celebrar su primer aniversario de lucha por la justicia social, económica y por los derechos de los inmigrantes.

MRNV celebrates 1st year, aims to hold pols accountable in 2nd

Before securing their blue wave of victory last year, Nevada Democrats running for Congress and state offices promised to push forward with parts of a progressive agenda that have stalled in Nevada and the nation. This weekend some of those same Democrats appeared with advocates who say they are going to ensure promises before the election were more than just campaign rhetoric.

“Every month we will be going to Carson City,” said Leo Murrieta, director of Make the Road Nevada (MRNV), an organization that advocates for immigrants and the working class, and that held several events attended by politicians during last year’s campaign.

Paid sick leave eludes many Nevadans, even Culinary members

In a nation of disparity, getting sick remains an equal opportunity proposition. The flu bug does not discriminate.

But the equity ends there.  Calling in sick is more costly in America to those who can afford it least, and we all share the burden via infected workplaces, schools and child care.

More Americans than ever before — 71 percent of private industry and 91 percent of state and local government workers — have access to paid sick leave.

Sisolak’s reviews: Lots of raves, but some wariness too

Enjoying the luxury of inheriting what is projected to be a growing state budget, Gov. Steve Sisolak in his State of the State speech Wednesday proposed more money for K-12 and higher education, expanded and new health programs, a raise for state employees, and additional funding for a host of public services, from foster child care to substance abuse treatment to Meals on Wheels.

Buscan impulsar permisos por enfermedad pagados

Enero 10, 2019 – 9:15 am

“Es triste que los días de enfermedad no sean pagados porque lamentablemente tenemos que ir a trabajar así y es desagradable”, fueron las palabras que la señora Sheila Hurtado compartió a El Tiempo con el propósito de ser escuchada por los legisladores locales que en este 2019 comenzarán una nueva Sesión Legislativa.