Welcome to Nevadans for the Common Good.
Nevadans for the Common Good (NCG) is dedicated to educating and training citizens to participate in public life. Diverse institutions work together to build relationships, find common ground on issues, and act in nonpartisan ways to improve life for all Nevadans.
Membership is comprised of dues-paying institutional members who collectively determine the agenda and direction of the organization. NCG is a growing organization with over 40 institutional members.
Our goal is to work in solidarity across lines of race, class, and religion to build relational power for collective action in the pursuit of justice and the common good. Recent work has included areas such as education, elder care, and immigration.
NCG Advocates for Increased Funding for Meals on Wheels program
Coverage of our efforts to increase funding for the Meals on Wheels program:
--Nevada Independent- Meals on Wheels waiting lists could be a thing of the past
--CBS Channel 8- More funding needed for Meals on Wheels
--Review Journal- Nonprofit to push Legislature to boost budget for Meals on Wheels
--Review Journal- Henderson City Council backs push to boost state funding for meal delivery program
--Boulder City Review- Boulder City Council passes resolution in support of Meals on Wheels
Nevadans for the Common Good continues to advocate for Clark County schools
Press coverage of NCG's ongoing educational work:
Promoting a weighted funding formula
Fighting the proposed closure of Fremont Middle School
September 28, 2016
Nevadans for the Common Good Releases Report "Seven Hidden Risks in the Stadium Plan"
Coverage of NCG's press conference:
Las Vegas Sun
CBS Channel 8
Las Vegas Review Journal- Sept. 28, 2016
Las Vegas Review Journal- Sept. 26, 2016
May 9, 2016
NCG's 3rd Convention for the Common Good
Nevadans for the the Common Good held its 3rd Convention for the Common Good on Monday, May 9, 2016 at Cashman Center. Over 1,500 leaders from across the Las Vegas Valley gathered to call on elected officials to address issues related to education, immigration and services for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Read more
January 13, 2016
Officials assure advocates that push to privatize Medicaid services will move slowly, be transparent
November 8, 2015 - 8:33 am
1,400 on waiting list for Nevada's independent living program
October 30, 2015 - 3:03 pm
October 27, 2015
Parents, teachers meeting with lawmakers to talk Clark County teacher shortage
September 9, 2015
What Happens in Vegas Battling Nevada's Underage Sex Trade
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!
May 17, 2015
NCG questions proposed privatization of Medicaid services for senior, 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
Signing of AB 67 - June 6, 2013