NCG will focus on the plight of the vulnerable elderly at a meeting on Saturday, April 27 from 10:30 AM to 12 PM at Las Ventanas Retirement Community, Tuscany Room, 10401 W. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135.
Please click on the link to RSVP,
if you have not done so already.
The campaign to address child sex trafficking continues to move forward.
AB 67 is now before the Assembly Ways and Means Committee. We encourage
you to write to legislators if you are interested in supporting this
bill. Please click on the following link for the email addresses of Ways
and Means committee members.Ways and Means committee members
NCG Tips for Contacting LegislatorsSample E-Mail/Letters to Legislators
AB 67 received a unanimous vote in the Assembly Judiciary Committee!
Here’s the reaction from the bill’s sponsor, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto:
“I am pleased the Nevada Assembly Judiciary Committee passed, by unanimous vote, our sex trafficking bill. This is an important step in the legislative process but we still have more work to do. I appreciate community members voicing their feedback on the bill, especially those who have contacted their elected officials. Nevadans for Common Good have been a driving force behind this bill. The progress we have made thus far is due in large part to the members of Nevadans for Common Good. Thank you for your commitment, dedication, and hard work. I urge Nevadans to continue supporting AB 67 as it moves through the legislative process.”
– Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto
Two years ago, similar bills to address sex trafficking died in this committee. By building an organized constituency of people from congregations and organizations across Nevada, we have helped to change the political landscape. Several other bills dealing with this issue are also moving through the legislature. This is further evidence that our strategy of meeting and building relationships with legislators is having an impact. The relationships we have built and the experience that we have gained will help us work on other important issues in the years to come.
“Overemphasizing the movement’s more dramatic features, we undervalue the patient and sustained effort, the slow, respectful work, that made the dramatic moments possible.” --Charles Payne, Professor of History at Duke University, on the Civil Rights Movement
This organization is being built through relationships and conversations that take place in the halls of churches, synagogues, mosques and schools. This type of work is not always flashy or exciting. But, any success that we have on issues depends on this slow, respectful work.
Stay tuned for an upcoming Leadership Training in May!