Author: Laura

Immigration Summer — Important Dates

Congress is on break from their duties in Washington, DC during the “August Recess”. Nevada’s Members of Congress will be home in Nevada, and we need you at town halls, visiting your Member, calling their office and writing letters to the editor. The time is NOW for immigration reform — poll after poll, no matter the demographic, Nevadans overwhelmingly agree: our immigration system is broken, it needs to be fixed this year with a pathway to citizenship that keeps families together! We’ll be adding more events as they come up. Contact Astrid if you want to volunteer: 702-791-1965 Write a letter to the editor : Las Vegas Sun Las Vegas Review Journal Reno Gazette Journal Throughout the month of August, Mi Familia Vota will be canvassing and phone banking, talking to voters in Congressional District 3. Please contact them to volunteer: or 702-776-8205   August 12th-August 15th: Congressman Joe Heck is meeting with community organizations to talk immigration reform. Contact his office to make an appointment with your organization, church, school, club, etc…the Congressman needs to hear from his constituents!   August 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th at 9:00am, noon, and 5:00pm: Families, workers, immigration activists and constituents of District 3 will meet in the parking lot of Congressman  Joe Heck’s office for prayer, and to share personal stories. Congressman Heck’s office is located just off of...

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41 people arrested today on Capitol Hill for protesting unjust immigration policies

The following is a press release from the Center for Community Change. Please contact PLAN communications director Laura Martin if you would like press contact information for CCC   Over 30 Advocates Arrested on Capitol Hill For Protesting Unjust Immigration Policies, House GOP Inaction on Path to Citizenship (WASHINGTON)—More than 30 immigrant rights, labor, faith and other leaders were arrested today on Capitol Hill protesting against the unjust immigration policies and the House GOP’s inability to pass a bill that contains a pathway to citizenship and keeps families together.In total, 41 people were arrested. The civil disobedience action was held to send the strongest message possible to House GOP leaders that the fight for immigrant families has been escalated and will continue through the August recess and into the fall until the House produces a comprehensive bill that creates a path to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants. Thursday’s action is just the start of many nationwide activities that will be held to continue putting pressure on House GOP lawmakers. Over the August recess, the groups will participate in “40 Days of Action” to make sure Republicans don’t forget the urgency of passing immigration reform. The actions represent an escalation in the fight for immigrant families and a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Advocates blocked traffic at the intersection of First Street...

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Attend the Social Justice Institute at UNLV!

On Friday September 27th the Rural and Urban Nevada Social Justice Institute, sponsored by PLAN member group Community Chest, will be held in Las Vegas for the first time. The Social Justice Institute will showcase humanitarian work in our state — health and human services providers, teachers, community volunteers, public service employees — to see their work in the context of social justice. Too many of our brothers and sisters fail to grasp the potentially transformative nature of their work. We are convinced that if they did, we’d have many more appreciating and auguring for human-friendly policies and practices in Nevada. To register for the Social Justice Institute visit

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June 2013

Check out PLAN in the news during the month of June Nevada and the entire country celebrate the US Supreme Court’s rulings on marriage equality 06/26/2013 — The US Supreme Court ruled the so-called Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional and stuck California’s Proposition 8 down. These rulings put the wind on our backs as we fight our own marriage equality battles in the state legislature. Sign our petition to support Marriage Equality in Nevada, and check out great local coverage: Fox News Reno, Las Vegas Review Journal,  LGBTQ Nation, Reno Gazette Journal, CBS News Reno, Nevada Appeal, San Francisco Chronicle, Nevada News Service,...

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