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 Gets Commitments from Gubernatorial, Congressional, and Legislative Candidates
After months of research and relationship building, 500 NCG leaders came together to share NCG's issue agenda with candidates running for governor, congress, and state legislature. Leaders got specific commitments from candidates around adding additional funding for education, creating a state affordable housing tax credit program, funding additional Federally Qualified Health Centers, protecting consumers from unlawful payday lending practices, and holding a federal hearing with USCIS to address lengthy wait times for immigrants to go through the citizenship process.
Candidates asked views on pressing issues at Las Vegas Forum - The Review Journal
Tarkanian, Lee sole congressional opponents at wide-ranging candidate forum - The Las Vegas Sun
650+ NCG Leaders Meet with Gubernatorial Candidates around Common Good Agenda
Governor Hopefuls Weigh In on Medicaid, Homelessness at Forum Organized by Faith-Based Groups, Nevada Independent [pdf]
Nevada Governor Candidates Speak at Las Vegas Forum, Las Vegas Review-Journal[pdf]
3 Candidates for Nevada Governor Pledge to Protect Medicaid, Associated Press [pdf]
Escucharon inquietudes de la ciudadania en foro comunitario, El Tiempo
Acting on the Issues that Matter to Us
NCG leaders have identified the 5 issues they have heard the most during the Listening Campaign: Healthcare, Public Transportation, Education, Housing/Homelessness, and Immigration. We are now in the process of researching and learning about these issues so we can take action!
January 23rd, 2018
Listening to Our Communities
NCG finished a 4-month Listening Campaign where leaders held small group conversations to listen to the pressures affecting their communities. It is now time to act on some of the issues that we have heard the most!
Creating an Open Dialogue About Our Immigration System
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
$3.4 million for Meals on Wheels to address the waiting list of 1,000 homebound seniors
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
Saving Fremont Middle School
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
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!
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
AB 67 signed into law protecting minors from sex trafficking