Nevadans for the Common Good
UUCLV is active in Nevadans for the Common Good (NCG), a community-based advocacy organization that seeks to improve life for residents of southern Nevada by working with state and local governments. We are one of 47 member churches, synagogues, and non-profit organizations, representing 110,000 residents, of southern Nevada.
Current issues include greater funding for Nevada’s public schools, addressing the affordable housing crisis in southern Nevada, better payday lender enforcement, and increasing access and affordability of healthcare. NCG has also worked with local officials on fairer enforcement of immigration law. If you are interested in joining us in this work, please contact: Mary Jane Brustman firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Lloyd email@example.com
Postcard campaign to our Legislators update: two of the three Bills we were endorsing have passed out of their Committees. The $40 million in tax credits for homebuilders to increase the affordable housing stock, and the Bill for a Pay Day Lending web site to prevent consumers from over-borrowing have both been amended. At last check, the amendments do not change the essence or purpose of the Bills. We will provide more information as we get it. Thank you for your support!
We Need Your Stories to Advocate for Elder Care!
Did you know that Nevada has the one of the largest percentage populations of senior citizens of any state, and one of the lowest levels of funding for senior services? In the last legislative session, funding for in-home care was increased slightly. Program providers and service recipients and their families must have a voice in this process. We want to have conversations with program providers and service recipients to hear their stories and understand their needs. Personal stories are powerful. If you have a story to tell, contact Joanne Leovy.