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脷nase a nosotros todos los mi茅rcoles para nuestra reuni贸n comunitaria semanal en la oficina de Make the Road Nevada, ubicada en E. Bonanza & Legion Way.

Esta junta esta abierta a cualquier persona interesada en escuchar y que est茅 dispuesta a tener una discusi贸n honesta y respetuosa con los problemas que enfrentan nuestra comunidad de Las Vegas. La necesidad de tener d铆as de enfermedad pagados, vivienda asequible, un salario m铆nimo m谩s alto, derechos de los inmigrantes, derechos de las mujeres y proteccion del medio ambiente son solo algunos de los temas que discutimos. De vez en cuando tendremos un invitado, representante local o estata. Unanse a nuestra reuni贸n para darles la oportunidad de escuchar nuestras historias y conocer a las personas que los representan.

Nuestras reuniones son siempre amigables y puede traer a sus hijos, siempre tenemos una deliciosa comida de cortes铆a para todos los que asisten. 隆As铆 que ven con un buen apetito y con hambre por justicia! La reuni贸n es principalmente en espa帽ol con traductores de ingl茅s siempre presentes.

Para mayor informaci贸n contactar a: Jose Macias 702-624-8084

Join us every Wednesday for our weekly Community Meeting at the Make the Road Nevada office, located on E. Bonanza & Legion Way.

Open to the public for anyone interested in hearing and willing to have an honest and respectful discussion with issues facing our Minority and Latinx Las Vegas Community. The need for having paid sick days, affordable housing, a higher minimum wage, immigrant rights, women鈥檚 rights, and clean air are only some of the topics that we discuss. From time to time we will have a special invited local or state elected official guest join our meeting to give them an opportunity to hear our stories and meet the people they represent.

Our meetings are always children friendly and we always have delicious complimentary food for everyone that attends. So, come with an appetite for food and justice! The meeting is primarily in Spanish with English translators always present.

For more information contact: Jose Macia 702-624-8084

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Oct. 12, 2019 This past weekend was the 22nd annual Pride Parade and Festival, and as part of the community, Make the Road Nevada (MRNV) was there to support and share some of the work we do. Along with sharing information, we were doing face painting, LGBTQ trivia, and selling are limited edition Pride Shirts, with all the proceeds going towards DACA scholarships.聽

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, celebrating Pride was important for our community. As we continue to support and fight for equal rights and dignity for the immigrant community, we remember the loss of Roxsana Hernandez two years ago, a trans woman from Honduras, while under ICE custody. Rosxana was fleeing the discrimination she was facing in her home because of what she identified as. While seeking asylum, she was taken into custody at the border, but was neglected and incorrectly housed, and eventually passed away.聽

We got to share information on some of the most influential activists in the LGBTQ community, from Las Vegas and past leaders of the struggle for equal rights, through our trivia game with sweet candy prizes. It was a great way to celebrate the long fight for equal rights and the continued struggle by the LGBTQ community. 聽If you would like to get involved or get more information on services for survivors, contact us at info@maketheroadnv.org or join us at our weekly meetings Wednesdays at 6 pm.

 

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Paid sick days are important for our community! Can you imagine waking up in the morning to find out your child is sick and can鈥檛 go to school? First thing in mind is that you can鈥檛 miss work because you won鈥檛 get paid, there will be consequences and you can potentially lose your job? This is the fear families in Nevada go through when their children get sick or even themselves. Going to work sick is not ideal for anyone, people should have the right to recover and take care of themselves.

Currently in Nevada there is no law that forces businesses to provide paid sick days to their employees. Only some business in our state have established some days as they understand that When workers aren鈥檛 forced to choose between caring for loved ones and work, they are more likely to stay in jobs. They understand that we need common sense workplace reforms that reflect the hard realities facing families.

Here is what you need to know about Paid Sick Days:

  • 聽聽聽聽聽According to the Institute for Women鈥檚 Policy Research, 49 percent of the workforce cannot earn a single paid sick day to use to recover from common illnesses or seek medical care.
  • 聽聽聽聽聽For a typical family in the United States without paid sick days, for example, 3.5 days lost to illness are equivalent to the family鈥檚 entire monthly grocery budget
  • 聽聽聽聽聽Nevada is home to nearly 500,000 Latino workers, who have disproportionately low access to paid sick days
  • 聽聽聽聽聽Paid sick days are good for business. Employee turnover is expensive, on average, one fifth of an employee鈥檚 annual salary. Paid sick days result in reduced turnover, which leads to reduced hiring and training costs for businesses.

Do you have any more questions? Don鈥檛 hesitate to ask, just leave us a comment below

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