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.
May 17, 2015
NCG questions proposed privatization of Medicaid services for seniors, blind and disabled
Second Community Convention
for the Common Good
Nevadans for the Common Good held its Second Community Convention for the Common Good on May 13th at Cashman Center in Las Vegas. There were 1,600 community leaders in attendance representing congregations and nonprofits from throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
We highlighted stories and issues related to elder care, transportation, education, immigration and human trafficking and obtained commitments from a broad range of public officials at the local, state and federal levels.
Read more about the convention from local media:
Las Vegas Sun, May 14
Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 20
Las Vegas Seven, May 21
Vegas Inc, May 18
Assembly Approves Plans for
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!
AB Signed Into Law
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.
Sept. 30, 2012
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:
May 6, 2015
The CARE Act was signed into law by Governor Sandoval!
The CARE Act was signed into law by Governor Sandoval! Rev. Art Gafke represented NCG at the signing. The law recognizes the important role that family caregivers play in caring for their loved ones and will improve communication between families and hospitals. Thank you to AARP and our other allies. This is a great step forward for family caregivers and seniors in Nevada!
Convention - May 13, 2014
Signing of AB 67 - June 6, 2013
May 22, 2012