After listening to the stories of community members and members of our congregations, we kept hearing stories that were too similar. Families could not afford to live in Reno anymore, jobs were being created but not for the people living in Reno, and for our houseless neighbors, there seemed to be no clear path to finding housing. Education continued to fail to reach their children and to ensure their successful futures. Our immigrant neighbors told us that they faced discrimination and constant fear of deportation, and our community members of color did not feel that they were being adequately represented or protected by our police departments.
We knew that these were all problems that could be solved, but they couldn’t be solved by an individual person. We needed to come together and to stand for each other, and we couldn’t wait. Based on the stories that we heard, we formed two primary focus areas, which we invite for you to join: Economic Justice and Immigration. If you are interested in getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Weeklies Organizing Initiative
- Home Means Nevada Coalition
- Speakers’ Bureau
- Just Economic Development
- Affordable Housing
- Rapid Response Reno
- Sanctuary/Safe Haven Churches
- DACA/DREAM Act