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Our BIPOC communities are facing a challenge like no other. The pandemic and the vaccination efforts have left our communities vulnerable to a deadly virus that sees no difference in people or shows any mercy on account of healthcare availability. Make the Road Nevada has partnered with Immunize Nevada to take the vaccine to where our gente are. Our team and that of Immunize Nevada are dedicated to keeping our community safe. These past few months we have had 2 vaccine clinics where people were able to come and be attended in their native language and were given access to the vaccine and other resources by caring individuals who are willing to go above and beyond to make sure we all come out of this pandemic together.
At our offices on Lamb and Bonanza, the heart of the Eastside, we saw our gente come with their families from all over to get vaccinated. One of the most common comments our team received was that they felt safer coming to our offices and being with our team than going elsewhere. This brings us so much joy to hear that our gente trust us to care for them on all fronts. We will continue to work for our community and hopefully soon, we can all be together again. Adelante Juntos! Si Se Puede!
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May Day is an internationally recognized day dedicated to the celebration of the working class and laborers. Protests and demonstrations with the purpose of demanding the better treatment of workers in the global community come to fruition worldwide. Within our own community, we have used May Day in previous years as a day to demand protections and the better treatment of Immigrant workers who are essential to the wellbeing of our community as a whole. Though this is the fight on a daily basis, May Day is the day where people across the world use their power collectively to demand change. Calling for shorter work hours and an increase in pay for workers is at the heart of May Day. Dignity and respect in the workplace are fundamental needs for workers that are being overlooked in many places. Our communities deserve better.
In previous years we have been in marches, in demonstrations, out within our community, but due to COVID-19, this year was very different. We organized remotely and had conversations with members of our community about the importance of knowing their rights and of exercising those rights. Our immigrant community has inalienable worker’s rights that protect them against the mistreatment of employers.