On September 5th, 2017, we received the anticipated, but hurtful news that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (better known as DACA) program would be rescinded. The announcement came early that morning through United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Within his brief statement, Sessions not only informed Americans of the programs end; he also managed … Continue reading What Now? The Continued Conversation After DACA Ends.
ACTIONN is working to make that happen. By Aria Overli As the Economic Justice organizer for ACTIONN, I have been tasked with organizing the weekly motels. Due to its size, connections with current residents, and access to its residents, we identified a weekly motel to begin our organizing efforts. At this motel, I have begun … Continue reading Weekly Motel Residents Should be Leading Conversations about Affordable Housing
Meli and David used to live on the streets. Because their dogs were not allowed at the shelter, David would take of the dogs at night, and Meli would stay at the shelter. David would sleep during the day when Meli could keep an eye on him. A year ago, the Reno Initiative for Shelter … Continue reading Meli and David: We Depend on Medicaid
By Sara DePaoli Thanks to ACTIONN, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and Consumers Union, I was fortunate to represent Nevada at the Consumer Lobby Day in Washington DC this past May. I was able to join three other Renoites in representing Nevada. The experience began with an extensive training, which allowed us to effectively share … Continue reading My Day Lobbying for Consumer Protection
Job Announcement – Administrative Assistant Organizer ACTIONN is seeking an experienced Administrative Assistant Organizer to join our team! ACTIONN works to organize a powerful multi-faith community organization to create structural change in Northern Nevada. ACTIONN is a member of the PICO National Network. RESPONSIBILITIES AND QUALIFICATIONS Responsibilities: An Administrative Assistant Organizer with ACTIONN works … Continue reading Job Announcement: Administrative Assistant Organizer
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