Sunday, August 1, 2021

Play

Educators' unions call for efforts to ensure in-person learning keeps students, teachers, families, and staff safe; and an update on hate crimes by state.

Play

Congress passes Capitol security funding; House Freedom Caucus members want Cheney, Kinzinger out of GOP conference; Schumer closes a deal to advance $3.5 trillion reconciliation package; and a new report says investor-owned utilities try to block rooftop solar.

New Super-PAC Launched to Promote Progressive Issues

Play

Tuesday, July 19, 2016   

LAS VEGAS — A new political organization, called "For Nevada's Future," launched Monday along with a super-PAC called the "For Nevada's Future Action Fund.” The groups, aimed at promoting progressive causes in the Silver State, are part of "For Our Future," a national coalition that includes labor and education groups such as the AFL-CIO and the National Education Association.

"Basically, our overarching goal is to ensure presidential, U.S. Senate, and local victories in the five most contested states,” said Artie Blanco, the group's new Nevada state director. "We're doing that through issue-building and investing in local partnerships."

The new organization will work with state groups such as the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Battle Born Progress, Next Gen, Make it Work and Mi Familia Vota.

According to Blanco, they will work to inform voters on issues of public education, climate change, immigration reform and shared economic prosperity.

"After the 2014 election the priority shifted I think for the new leadership in the Legislature,” Blanco said. “They cared more about corporations and businesses and not so much about workers, and where they actually tried to take away overtime."

The group recently opened an office in Las Vegas and will soon open another in Reno. The Las Vegas office will host its first public events on July 21 and 28: viewing parties for the Republican and Democratic National conventions, when Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton each formally accept their party's nomination.

For Our Future is also active in Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin.

For more information on For Nevada's Future, visit their Facebook Page.


get more stories like this via email

In addition to roof repairs and other home improvements to lower utility bills, a Michigan League for Public Policy report recommends expanding utility-shutoff protections to include households with young children. (Adobe Stock)

Environment

LANSING, Mich. - High utility costs are a major burden for Michigan's low-income residents, and a new study says they have an impact on their health…


Environment

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A new report shows an effort by investor-owned utilities in the Sunshine State to block the growth of rooftop solar. The …

Health and Wellness

By Troy Pierson / Broadcast version by Mary Schuermann reporting for the Kent State-Ohio News Connection Collaboration. As marijuana becomes more …


Across the United States, 46 states have laws allowing for harsher punishment for crimes based on bias. (Ludk/Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

SALT LAKE CITY - With rising numbers of people targeted in hate crimes and related violence, a new report analyzes the hate-crime laws in each state…

Social Issues

BOSTON - Educators' unions are calling on the state to support their efforts to ensure in-person learning in the fall keeps students, teachers…

According to AARP Connecticut, 47% of family caregivers have had at least one financial setback, such as having less money for retirement or savings, or cutting back on their own healthcare spending. (Adobe Stock)

Social Issues

HARTFORD, Conn. - In Connecticut, more than 460,000 people care for close friends or family members who can't manage on their own - and their …

Social Issues

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Millions of Americans soon could find eviction notices on their front doors, but New Mexico renters will not be among them - as …

Health and Wellness

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire advocates for affordable healthcare access want Congress to lower prescription costs by allowing Medicare to negotiate …

 

Phone: 303.448.9105 Toll Free: 888.891.9416 Fax: 208.247.1830 Your trusted member and audience-supported news source since 1996 Copyright 2021