Welcome to Nevadans for the Common Good.
Our goal is to build relational power for collective action in the pursuit of justice and the common good. We act to strengthen family and community in solidarity with others across lines of race, class and religion.
Recognizing and Preventing Elder
Tuesday, January 28, 6:30-8:00 pm
New Song Lutheran Church
Vulnerable Elderly are among those identified by Nevadans for the Common Good as a primary concern facing Nevadans. Because of its attraction as a retirement area, aging Nevadans are at risk of being the victims of exploitation and abuse.
Join other valley congregations and organizations for an evening seminar on Recognizing and Preventing Elder
Exploitation, featuring attorney Lee Drizin. Over the past 19 years, Drizin has been an advocate for the elderly. He has worked closely with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Abuse and Neglect Unit, Senior Protective Services, the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, the Nevada
Attorney General’s Office, and the Senior Law Project to address exploitation issues.
Drizin will discuss Prevalence of Exploitation & Abuse, Who are the Exploiters and Why they Target Seniors, Reasons for Unreported Incidents, Where to Report, Common Approaches by Exploiters, Warning Signs of Fraudulent Offers, and Identity Theft Protection. This seminar will be held at New Song Lutheran Church, 1291 Cornet Street, Henderson, 89052. The sponsor is the Henderson Cluster of Nevadans for the Common Good and is open to all interested attendees. Invite friends and neighbors to join you for this evening seminar!
Sept. 10 - In a valley-wide strategy session, Nevadans for the Common Good voted to hold a new convention in May 2014 to launch the next phase of our activity. Our goal is to double the participation of our kickoff convention in May 2012. In the photo below, Bishop Dan Edwards lays out a vision for the convention. Please save May 13, 2014 in your calendars!
The work of Nevadans for the Common Good comes to fruition as AB 67 becomes a law. The new law addresses the problem of sex trafficking in Nevada. Read the news article below.
Photo: Cathleen Allison, Associated Press
"Over the past year, the coalition of Southern Nevada faith communities and nonprofit organizations worked for passage of Assembly Bill 67, which created the crime of sex trafficking and targeted those who participate in it.
During the campaign, volunteers from the more than 30 Southern Nevada churches, synagogues, mosques and nonprofit organizations that make up Nevadans for the Common Good conducted workshops at their congregations, wrote emails to Nevada Assembly members and senators urging support of the bill and met with legislators here and in Carson City."
Full story, click HERE.
April 9, 2013
AB 67 passed its most significant hurdle by receiving the unanimous approval of the Assembly Judiciary Committee.
Here's a statement from 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.”
Photo: Steve Marcus, Las Vegas Sun
"Senate Minority Whip Joe Hardy, talks with members of Nevadans for the Common Good in his office in Carson City on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. The group, a coalition of faith-based organizations, is learning about the legislative process as members lobby for AB67, which would strengthen the laws against sex traffickers."
Full story, click HERE.
Photo: Jason Bean, Las Vegas Review Journal
"Nevadans for the Common Good was unveiled in May during a community convention at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas that drew about 1,500 members of local faith communities and nonprofit agencies. Its current areas of focus include battling human trafficking, and particularly child sex trafficking; assisting the vulnerable elderly; fighting neighborhood blight; more effectively integrating immigrant families into the community; and addressing issues related to education and schools."
Full story, click HERE.
History is made as Nevadans for the Common Good is launched at the first Las Vegas Valley Community Convention for the Common Good on May 22, 2012. Read the news articles below.
Interfaith group starts with a bang, now looks to keep momentum: