Nevadans for the Common Good

Congregations, Clergy, Pastors, Encouragement, Faith in Action, Organizing in Nevada

Nevada Faith Leaders Search for Encouragement, Too

Friday, January 2, 2015
Las Vegas Review Journal

When the Rev. Albert Felice-Pace was a campus pastor at the University of Arizona, Tucson, in the 1990s, he would email parishioners his “thought of the day,” short passages mainly culled from Scripture that contained words of inspiration and solace.

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Nevadans for the Common Good, Community Organizing in Nevada, Organizing in Las Vegas Valley, Robert Hoo, elder care, sex-trafficking

Nevadans for the Common Good Credited with Improving Future

Saturday, June 21, 2014
Las Vegas Review Journal

There’s an army in town, gathering momentum since the recession.

Its mission: the training of leaders for participation in public life. And, while this army may not be fighting a holy war, it has been turning heads with victories that promise a better future for the valley.

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Community Organizing in Nevada, Nevada IAF, Immigration, ICE detentions, Congressional Hearing, Robert Hoo

Nevada Leaders Big Players in Immigration Congressional Hearing

Monday, March 24, 2014
Las Vegas Review Journal &Las Vegas Sun

Representing Nevadans for the Common Good, a coalition of local faith-based groups, [Bishop Joseph] Pepe questioned whether some people are being detained simply to meet the daily bed quota for immigrants in detention.  “Immigration procedures and laws are applied unevenly and often are not filling prosecutorial priorities,” he said.

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Sex Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Nevadans for the Common Good, Robert Hoo, Barbara Bell, Nancy Thompson, United Methodist Church

Vegas Leaders Push Trafficking Awareness to Transport Hubs

Monday, December 9, 2013
Las Vegas Review Journal

After a bill that would have mandated the posting of the hotline number in Nevada was killed at the eleventh hour (11:30 PM on the last day of the session) due to unrelated political squabbles, leaders of Nevadans for the Common Good pursued a local route.  Barbara Bell of Green Valley UMC and Nancy Thompson of Grass Valley UMC....

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Community Organizing in the Intermountain West, Sex Trafficking, Neighborhood Safety, Saul Alinksy, Interfaith, Robert Hoo

Interfaith Groups, Non-Profits Back Bill to Stop Sex Trafficking

Monday, July 29, 2013
Las Vegas Review Journal

A Catholic from Mexico City and a rabbi from England are riding to Carson City...

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Community Organizing in Nevada, Sex Trafficking, Social Justice, Saul Alinsky

Nevada Governor Signs Anti Sex Trafficking Bill into Law

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Las Vegas Review Journal

Any pimps out there? Keep your hands off young girls and boys or you might be sent to prison for a long time.  Gov. Brian Sandoval on Thursday signed Assembly Bill 67 to create the new crime of sex trafficking.

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Sex Trafficking, Criminal Justice, Neighborhood Safety

NCG Leaders Pack First Hearing on Sex-Trafficking in Nevada

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Las Vegas Sun

‘Nevadans for the Common Good’ leaders Andrea Swanson and Camille Naaktgeboren testified before the Assembly and Senate judiciary committees for Assembly Bill 67.  “You take a domestic violence abuser, you take a rapist and you take a child abuser and you put them all in one and you have a pimp,” said Andrea Swanson..  [Photo Credit: Cathleen Allison, AP]

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Sex Trafficking, Neighborhood, Criminal Justice, Community Organizing in Nevada, Community Organizing in Vegas, AB67

Las Vegas Outsiders Learn to Play Inside Game

Friday, February 15, 2013
Las Vegas Sun

David and his wife, Barbara Paulsen, are part of a group of about 40 volunteers flying and driving to the state capital, where they will lobby the Legislature to toughen the state’s sex-trafficking laws. They want to make it easier to prosecute violent pimps and impose stiffer penalties while helping victims of the Las Vegas sex trade get treatment...

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