Tune in to this week’s What’s the Tea to learn more about what is happening with the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, and the Supreme Court. Eight years ago today, after years of organizing, the Obama administration announced that it would be deferring deportations of undocumented youth who met a certain criteria. We’ll be talking more about what that fight looked like and where it is at now. Don’t miss out on the conversation and tune in live at 3:30 p.m. on our Facebook Live.
Friday Community Wellness Chat
Juneteenth is right around the corner. This Friday commemorates the emancipation of the last remaining slaves in the United States and reminds us of the struggles of our past family members, and ancestors. This day is meant to be joyous, but due to the circumstances that we are facing in this country, two severe illnesses, racism and COVID-19, celebrations will not be going on as usual during these times. RSVP to join us for this Friday's Juneteenth discussion at bit.ly/PLANwellness.
Kids Against Racism Rally: Local community activist Kumei led a powerful Kids Against Racism Rally this past Sunday in North Las Vegas. More than 100 children and their parents marched together against racism and police brutality. Kumei is also an artist, and has been making waves in the community by making free Black Lives Matter bracelets, and donating to the Vegas Freedom Fund. We are honored to be in community with her, and behind her as she leads.
DACA: The Supreme Court could release a decision on DACA anytime; the next decision day is this upcoming Thursday. Follow us on social media and the hashtag #HomeIsHereNV for rapid response and news on any decision made about DACA and President Trump’s effort to end the program.
In response to the Black Lives Matter protests, the City of Las Vegas passed an ordinance (with no notice to the public) to ban protestors from using back packs. This is a direct attack on Nevadans who are using their voices and 1st amendment rights to advocate for their communities and call for the end of police terror. It is also a pathway to racial profiling and stop and frisk which will cause many more Nevadans to have encounters with the police that could end tragically. This ban is also unfair to parents, people with illnesses, or otherwise need to have a backpack or bag with food, supplies, and medical items. The City of Las Vegas backpack ban ordinance is a disaster and must be repealed.
1. Make a call or send an email to Mayor Goodman.
2. Attend the City of Las Vegas council meeting Wednesday June 17th and ask Mayor Carolyn Goodman to rescind the backpack ban.
It's Time to Tax the Mines: Take action and tell the Governor to cut the sweetheart tax deductions mining takes, and not just cut the services that we rely on! In unprecedented times, we need unprecedented action, and that means for the first time ever, standing up to the mining industry.