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Pipeline Foes Win Another Battle, But Water Wars Will Never End

By Kyle Roerink, Great Basin Water Network   By now you’ve likely heard the good news about the Las Vegas Pipeline. It is true that SNWA and the State Engineer will not appeal Judge Robert Estes’ scathing decision that affirmed what PLAN and others have been saying for decades: The pipeline is illegal.   We […]

COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Prison Pandemic

Illustration By Micah Bazant | Potential “purge” for populations in custody. By Jagada Chambers, Mass Liberation Project Las Vegas — With the majority of the world living through shelter-in-place conditions in their communities, Nevadan’s currently under the care, custody and control of the Department of Corrections are being plagued by uncertainties.

It’s Time to Tax the Mines

Governor Sisolak has called for across the board cuts of every state agency in Nevada. For our communities–already suffering from underfunded schools, lack of affordable housing, and diminishing access to health care–these cuts will be devastating. COVID-19 has brought on an unprecedented public health crisis. Businesses have closed their doors, even the Las Vegas Strip […]

Free Our People, House Our People

Illustration By Micah Bazant | Our elected officials want to be praised for being “bold leaders”, but we need them to take immediate action to preserve life. As we continue to edge towards a peak in the impact of COVID19 on our community, we need to see preventative action taken immediately. This pandemic is exposing […]

Suspension of Public Comment Periods and Permitting of Mines During the COVID-19 Emergency

PRESS RELEASE: Nevada Environmental Organizations Ask Governor Sisolak to Suspend Mining Public Comment Periods During COVID-19 Crisis   (LAS VEGAS) — As a response to the COVID-19 health emergency, local environmental groups PLAN, Center of Biological Diversity and Great Basin Resource Watch released a letter urging Governor Sisolak to direct the Nevada Department of Conservation […]

A Conversation with Yerington Resident Melvin Diehl

The Abandoned Anaconda Mine in Yerington Nevada is a historic open pit copper mine. Over the years, the mine has been owned by various companies, and was purchased by the Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) in the 1970’s. ARCO became a subsidiary of British Petroleum (BP), and although BP never mined the site, the company owns […]

A Reflection on the Anaconda Mine Tour

By Jackie Chiakulas, Fellow   I arrived in Reno from Las Vegas early Saturday morning, then took about an hour bus ride from Reno to Yerington, Nevada. The bus ride was narrated by Norm Harry, a member of the Pyramid Lake Tribe who knew the surrounding land and water streams like the back of his […]

2019 Legislative Session Review

The 80th Nevada State legislative session is finally over. This was truly a whirlwind 120 days with some hard-fought wins for our state. We were successful in improving conditions for many Nevadans, which is a step in the right direction toward creating a more fair and just Nevada. From mass incarceration to environmental justice to […]

Perpetual Treatment of Mines

“Once acid drainage starts it’s impossible to stop. So maybe we should look at the beginning, and say if you are going to have to treat forever you don’t have a mine, you have an interesting ore body, but not a mine.” Dr. Glenn Miller, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science University of Nevada Reno   […]

A Better Nevada – For All

Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada is making change happen by elevating progressive voices and issues in our state.

White Knife: Life, Conflict, and Tradition in the Great Basin

By Ian Bigley, Mining Justice Organizer   Sacred land, greed, ancestors, and future generations were on our minds as the sun rose over Newe Sogobia and water evaporated from alfalfa fields. Members of the Great Basin Resource Watch board and a film crew from the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada were given the privilege of […]

Latino Conservation Week Kickoff

(Español abajo) Latino Conservation Week is a national initiative to encourage Latinos to get outdoors and unite our voices in protecting our land, air and water. This year’s Latino Conservation Week is shaping up to be the best one yet and we’re celebrating by throwing a party!   Come with friends and family to enjoy […]

The Problem with Anaconda

  By Chelsey Hand, Environmental Justice Intern   Years after the actions of Arimetco has left land traditionally stewarded by the Paiute in the area destroyed, Mark Amodei has proposed a bill that would give the land to the oil company Atlantic Richfield, a subsidiary of British Petroleum. Although Arimetco has abandoned the Anaconda copper […]

Nevada’s First Ever Mama’s Day Bailout

This year we’re joining the National Bailout movement to bail out mama’s incarcerated in Clark County. Right now, instead of being with their children, mama’s are locked up because of inability to pay fines and fees associated with tickets and traffic violations.   From   Everyday tens of thousands of people languish in jail […]

The Problems of StoneGate

By Aman Patel, Environmental Justice Intern   On February 14th, the Reno City Council voted to approve the master plan of the proposed StoneGate development in North Reno, and it is now in the hands of the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency. Though the development might seem to be a good solution to Reno’s housing […]

Community Forum – TPS and DACA

Please join us for a community forum to Learn other options TPS and DACA recipients have to be protected Get involved in the fight for the Dream Act for Dreamers Receive legal help will be available to answer any questions Download flyer   Únete a nosotros para un foro de la comunidad Conozca las opciones […]

Water is Life Nevada Film Screening is Coming

The 2017 Water Tour provided an opportunity for individuals to connect from urban Nevada to rural Nevada, and vice-versa. During the Tour, we filmed the journey and interviewed folks along the way. In January 2018, we are planning to screen two short videos in Reno: one covering the leg from Reno to Baker, NV, and […]

Anaconda Mine Tour Reflection

I’ve spent most of my life in Las Vegas, Nevada where I was born and raised. Like most families in Vegas, mine chose to go out-of-state for our weekend vacationing and believed that the rest of the state comprised mostly of tumbleweeds and lonely roads. In more recent years, as I started diving more and […]

The future of our economy is in 100% renewable energy

The health and well being of our communities depend on strong climate action from our government, not the removal of protections.   Repealing the Clean Power Plan would reduce air quality and result in premature deaths while also worsening climate change. The future of our economy is in 100% renewable energy, not the dirty fossil […]

Environmental Justice Collaboration @ UNR and TMCC

During the week of Nov. 6th, PLAN’s Environmental Justice (EJ) team both lead a film screening and were invited to present on mining accountability.   The film screening was at the University of Nevada-Reno and was titled, “Injustice in Nevada and Guatemala“, as a part of the team’s local and international organizing efforts that were […]

Support and Pass a Clean DREAM Act Amodei – #HereToStay

DREAMers,Religious Leaders And Activist Demand Congressman Mark Amodei To Act On The DREAM Act After Several Meetings Ending Without Answer   RENO, NV – DACA recipients, Activist, Religious Leaders and other community members have been meeting with Congressman Mark Amodei for over a year. This Friday, DREAMers will meet with Congressman Amodei for a 3rd […]

Inaugural People Planet First Summit

Climate Change is a reality. Over 100 organizers and leaders from across the country came together in rural Virginia last weekend for the inaugural People and Planet First Summit in Richmond, Virginia. PLAN’s Environmental Justice team was proud and excited to participate in this amazing inaugural climate justice event.   The fight for water is a multifaceted […]

A Coal-hearted Repeal

By PLANistas Kyra Rehard and Gianni Giuliano | Compete version published on   Scott Pruitt, the current Environmental Protection Agency administrator, has withdrawn Obama’s signature Clean Power Plan (CPP) from federal legislation. The CPP aimed for national reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by establishing state-by-state goals in partnership with the regulations outlined in the Clean Air Act. 25 states […]

Newmont Proposes Greater Phoenix Mine Expansion in Nevada

Summary of Public Comment Requirements under NEPA   On September 26, 2017, a public comment hearing was held in Battle Mountain, NV for a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) of the proposed expansion of Newmont USA Limited’s Greater Phoenix mine pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Under NEPA federal agencies must provide advice […]

Sucks Native’s Water Away; NO to SNWA’s Nevada Water Grab

My name is Gianni Giuliano. I currently study Environmental Science at the University of Nevada, Reno in addition to serving as the Environmental Justice Fellow for the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada. As a local organization, comprised of Nevadans advocating for environmental justice, we urge the State Engineer to reject the Southern Nevada Water Authority […]

#TaxTreachery Speak Out.

Statement of Bob Fulkerson, PLAN State Director October 6, 2017   RENO – Nevada’s obscene economic inequality, with disproportionate harm to women and people of color here, prove why the Trump/Ryan corporate tax cuts are the worst fiscal tool there is for increasing overall prosperity.   Nevada was one of two states that saw the […]

Mined Your Damned Business

Senator Dean Heller and Representative Mark Amodei must stop meddling in the sovereignty of Guatemalan communities on behalf of international mining conglomerates and focus on the issues concerning Nevadans. Recently Sen. Heller and Rep. Amodei sent letters to the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Commerce respectively on behalf of Tahoe Resources, a Canadian […]

Protection of water has priority over protecting the profits of development, mining and industry

Background of the Las Vegas/SNWA Water Grab   The Great Basin Desert of eastern Nevada and western Utah is threatened by plans of the Southern Nevada Water Authority to drill over 200 wells in one of the driest regions of the United States and pipe the water 300 miles to Las Vegas. If permitted by […]

FOURTH round of water hearings before the Nevada State Engineer to begin

This week, Sept. 25, 2017, is the start of the FOURTH round of hearings before the Nevada State Engineer. PLAN, alongside our friends at Great Basin Water Network, will again be arguing against the water rights applications from SNWA for Spring, Cave, Dry Lake, and Delamar valleys.   In-person public comment is limited to 3 […]

We’re Hiring – Intersectional Environmental Justice Mining Accountability Fellow

Position: Intersectional Environmental Justice/Mining Accountability Fellow Overview of PLAN   PLAN is a multi-issue, multi-constituency coalition formed in 1994 to build collective strategic action among partners. PLAN uses research, public education, leadership development and grassroots organizing to build power and create more humane solutions to Nevada’s problems. PLAN works with diverse constituencies—many of whom do […]

DACA Rally and Press Conference, Sept. 6, 2017; Plus Services Available from PLAN’s Citizenship & Immigration Program

DACA has allowed hundreds of thousands of qualified immigrant youth to gain legal protection, attend higher education, and support their families and communities. Trump is facing a September 5, 2017, deadline however, set by Texas Attorney General Paxton and other state attorneys general to end DACA or face legal action, a similar and unfortunate fate […]

Policy Brief: Repeal of the Affordable Care Act – What does it mean for Nevada?

Policy brief by Nevadans Together for Medicaid. NTM is a coalition of healthcare advocates working to protect and support Medicaid and CHIP for all children and families in Nevada.

5-Years, DACA Press Conference @ PLANevada Reno

For more information call 775-800-1851 or 775-348-7557   When 11AM PST Where PLAN Office in Reno, NV 203 S. Arlington Ave. Directions | Direcciones   News coverage DACA Anniversary Brings Supporters Together in Nevada  

Video Vignette – Water is Life

Because the Great Basin is a desert, water is life.   Nevada is the most arid state in the nation. Water management, for better or worse, is part of the Great Basin’s heritage. Indian names for towns Tonopah, Pahrump, Pahranagut, and Ivanpah denote the presence of water.   Earlier this summer, PLAN, GBRW and the […]

Art Build Done – Parade Continues, July 22nd, 2017

PLAN held an art build for the 2017 PRIDE parade in Reno on Thursday July 20th.   We were excited to work with the community and other organizations to make this event successful!   PLAN partnered with the Nevada Solidarity Network and the Queer Student Union from the University of Nevada Reno. Around 25 folks […]

PLAN Fundraiser! Authentic Navajo tacos!

Event Information   All proceeds will assist and promote PLAN community events which help build an essential educational bridge for better understanding Nevada’s environmental justice issues. Just a few minutes walk to Wingfield Park! Grab a taco and support A Tribe Called Red, performing that night at wingfield as a part of Artown Reno.   When: […]

2017 Great Basin Water Tour Recap

This is the first of several environmental justice blog posts in a series dedicated to the 2017 Great Basin Water Tour and related water issues impacting all of us. In this opening post, we would like to start things off by acknowledging a few individuals and groups that helped make this tour possible, followed by […]

People and Planet First. PLAN’s Laura Martin on People’s Action and Our Alliance.

Our very own, Laura Martin, describes the diversity of People’s Action, and why she’s excited to be part of an organization that isn’t afraid to take on conversations about systemic racism.      

Art Build – March with us in the PRIDE Parade!

Making Unique Signs for PRIDE Parade Thursday, July 20th, 2017 – 5 to 7pm Back of the PLAN office 203 South Arlington Ave., Reno   PRIDE Parade takes place on Saturday, July 22nd in Downtown Reno!   Contact Monique for info or questions. Call @ 775-348-7557 or complete and submit the below form.   For […]

Readings from the Resistance (Artown + PLAN)

Event rundown July 27th, 2017 @ 7PM West Street Market, Courtyard 148 West St., Reno, NV 89501   For more information regarding Artown, visit their website. Learn more about PLAN over here.  

SB47 Passes #nvleg

  The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) is proud to announce that SB47 has been passed bringing Nevada closer to restoring our basins to a healthy state and ensuring the responsible management of our water resources for this and future generations.   For years PLAN has been at the forefront with GBRW and other […]

Environmental Injustice in Nevada Report

Purpose   The environmental/climate movement in Nevada is woefully lacking a justice analysis. The focus of water, climate and energy policy is limited to economic viability, expansion of supply, job creation, and giant projects. But the state and our movement currently lacks analysis around who will benefit from these decisions and how. Environmental and climate […]

The Planista, issue 12!

Welcome to the New Summer Edition of The Planista!   Here’s what PLAN’s been up to the last few months! The Great Basin Water Tour! In mid-June, advocates, volunteers, experts, allies and everyone in-between – youth and adults – embarked on a 4-day tour in the Great Basin with two starting points, Reno and Las Vegas, […]

2017 Legislative Session Review

From Civic Engagement to Progressive Policy: A Year of Focus Yields Results   Thanks to unprecedented collaboration and capacity, as well as powerful legislative leadership, Nevada progressives achieved hard-fought policy wins in the 2017 session that will improve the health of our communities and the lives of ordinary Nevadans. Years of base-building and organizing, especially during […]

Organize to protect Medicaid in Nevada!

The American Health Care Act and President Drumpf’s budget are shameful attacks on the most vulnerable Americans. Slashing billions of dollars from social safety net programs like Medicaid and SNAP that benefit children, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.   RSVP for our Medicaid Organizing training on June 8th   What is Medicaid?   Medicaid […]

Urge the Senate to reject dangerous water bill

… to defend rural communities and ecosystems from AB298, a dangerous water bill that aims to clear the way for the Las Vegas Water Grab. Read the urgent alert from Great Basin Water Network below to find out what you can do to stop this bill from becoming law.   AB 298 cleared the Nevada […]

The PLANista – February 2017

Welcome to our first Winter edition of The Planista! We’ve had a packed season so far. Look at all the stuff we’ve been working on in Nevada this new year! Reno’s Woman’s March on Washington Reno’s Women’s March on Washington took place downtown on January 21st. Police estimated 10,000 participants during the march. We were […]

An Intern’s Perspective on Voter Registration

An Intern’s Point of View on Voter Registration   For the past six weeks I have been doing voter registration with the Northern Nevada PLAN team. I have had a wide variety of interactions during this process, from registering first-time-voters who are well over 30 years old, to long conversations about civic engagement and the […]

‘Keep it in the Ground’ trial postponed, but we’ll be back!

Today’s trial against PLAN Director, Bob Fulkerson for charges stemming from Nevada’s massive ‘Keep it in the Ground’ protest on June 14th was postponed. Fulkerson and fellow activist, Travis Fuller, were both tackled and detained by Siena Hotel security at the rally, becoming the first people arrested during a year of protest aimed at Bureau […]

Nevadans stand up for the Clean Power Plan in Washington D.C.

Last month PLAN leaders from across the state traveled with People’s Action to Washington D.C. to take part in a day of action in support of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP is currently on hold after a legal challenge filed by 24 state Attorney Generals, and with support from some of the worst […]

Guatemalans appeal case against Tahoe Resources in Canadian court

PRESS RELEASE   Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) – Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) – Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN)   Tuesday, November 1, 2016   Today, the British Columbia Court of Appeals in Vancouver, Canada will revisit a procedural motion in the case of seven Guatemalans who have […]

#NoDAPL National Day of Action – 200+ Stand with Standing Rock in Reno

Today over 200 people in Reno and thousands across the US and internationally mobilized to support the water protectors at Standing Rock in their efforts to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. We gathered at the Army Corps of Engineers field office in Reno to demand the agency cancel the permits and halt the pipeline – […]

The PLANista – October 2016

    Welcome to PLAN’S first Fall edition of the PLANista! Take a look at all the stuff we’ve been up to! Standing Rock Fundraiser and #NoDAPL Rally in Reno     PLAN was proud to join Native leaders and the Be The Change project the last week in September to rally in support of […]

Join us on the Great Basin Water tour!

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to join PLAN and our partners on the Great Basin Water Tour – a four day road-trip departing from Reno or Las Vegas, and converging in Baker, NV for the weekend-long Snake Valley Festival.   Pay the registration fee online or send checks with water tour in the subject line to PLAN at 203 S. Arlington Ave, Reno, […]

‘The hurricane is about to hit’: Trump’s crackdown on immigration sparking fear, action in Las Vegas

With a new president comes new changes to immigration. PLAN and our allies are in the fight to keep families together Read more from the Las Vegas Sun  

Another Successful Social Work Lobby Day in Carson City

Check out Nevada Today’s report on Social Work Lobby Day with more than 200 social work students, educators, and practitioners from all over Nevada: Nevada Today, Social Work Lobby Day 2017

The Self Sufficiency Standard for NV


Supreme Jackpot


Fool’s Gold


Facing Race 2009


Bridging the Gap


NV Mining Fact Sheet


Fool’s Gold 2013


Facing Race – 2013 Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity

Facing Race and Embracing Equity: 2013 Legislative Session Racial Equality Report Card< e99569-Racial-Equality-Report_pages

Fracking Brochure


2015: Vital Beyond Belief


Undocumented Immigrants’ State and Local Tax Contributions


Impacts of Mine Dewatering


Working with Communities to Protect Land, Water and Air


What just happened to DACA in the Senate?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Today Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) — both children of Cuban immigrants — joined Senator Jeff Sessions (R-SC) in attempting to dismantle Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program implemented by President Obama that benefits undocumented students known as DREAMers. Sessions and Cruz attempted to […]

Meet our natavist Attorney General, the new fact of ant-immigration

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The PLANista – July 2016

See what’s new at PLAN!     Arts and Organizing!   On June 11th, 2016, Las Vegas artist Denise Duarte and the Left of Center Art Gallery welcomed PLAN and its volunteers to their space to host PLAN’s Arts and Organizing Workshop for Environmental Justice. The community came together to create posters and banners that […]

Despite a disappointing DAPA & DACA+ decision, our fight continues!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Thursday’s Supreme Court deadlock on DAPA and DACA+ was a disappointing setback for immigrant families. But organizers and families here in Nevada, and across the country, remain more committed than ever to fighting for these commonsense programs that are lawful, constitutional, and consistent with decades of actions taken by […]

New report: Effect of open-pit gold mines on groundwater lingers long after production, profits and jobs are gone

Growing concerns over the medium and long term impacts of open-pit gold mining on Nevada’s water were validated earlier this month when Dr. Tom Myers presented his third report on the effects of mine dewatering and pit lake formation on Humboldt River flows. PLAN traveled to Elko and Lovelock to share the findings of the […]

My first protest – a reflection by PLAN intern, Brendan Gault

My name is Brendan. I am a 23 year old student at the University of Nevada Reno. On June 14th, 2016, I was privileged to attend my first peaceful demonstration. The BLM was attempting to auction off public land for oil and gas, including fracking, in the Smoky Valley region of central Nevada. As an […]

Nevada Students Speak Out to Defend Water

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] PLAN recently sponsored a Water over Gold essay contest in which students engaged in a conversation about the impacts of mining on our water and communities. A three-judge panel awarded top prizes to Katie Sitton from Nevada State College and Jade Utterback from West Career and Technical Academy. “We […]

Hundreds rally to defend Nevada’s ground water, demand an end to leasing of public lands for oil and gas

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]   Hundreds of people rallied yesterday to demand an end to the leasing of Nevada’s public lands for oil and gas. Armed with hand-made flags, banners,  a 12 foot mock oil rig, and a human oil spill,  we used the power of our voices and the strength of our […]

The PLANista – June 2016

PLAN’s been busy in the community the last few weeks. Check out what’s new!   On the road for our public lands! In May PLAN and Great Basin Resource Watch traveled to central Nevada to visit lands slated for auction at the upcoming Bureau of Land Management Sale on June 14th. The 42 parcels on the auction block […]

Why we fight to “Keep it in the Ground”

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”3_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] In May, PLAN and Great Basin Resource Watch traveled to central Nevada to visit lands slated for auction at the upcoming Bureau of Land Management oil and gas auction on June 14th. The 42 parcels on the auction block […]

MEDIA ADVISORY: The legacy of open pit mine dewatering and pit lake development

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] RENO, NV — On Friday June 3rd in Reno, hydrologic consultant, Dr. Tom Myers will present his latest research on the long-term effects of dewatering and the formation of pit lakes on the flow of the Humboldt River entitled “Effect of Open Pit Mine Dewatering […]

The PLANista – March 2016

Meet our newest PLAN organizer! Ellen Moore is originally from Wisconsin but has been working with the Network in Solidarity with the People of Guatemala (NISGUA) for the past few years. Ellen is PLAN’S Mining Accountability Organizer! Ellen’s help has come just in time too! On March 8th PLAN attended the Keep It In The […]

The PLANista – May 2016

Happy Spring! See what PLAN has been up to in the past few weeks Fight for $15! On April 14th, the day before Tax Day, PLAN once again came out in full force to support low wage fast-food, child care, and home care workers as they marched for a $15 minimum wage and the right […]

Demanding accountability for abuses in Guatemala and the Comstock

On Thursday, April 21, PLAN and the Comstock Residents Association (CRA) held a press conference in front of the Nevada Mining Association to denounce Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA) illegal operations at its Progreso VII Derivada gold mine in Guatemala. KCA’s exploitation license was suspended by Guatemalan Courts in July and November 2015 and the […]

The PLANista – April 2016

See what’s been happening at PLAN We Need Nine Stacey Shinn from PLAN, Annette Magnus from BattleBorn Progress and Assemblyman Elliot Anderson represented Nevada in Washington DC on April 5th for a day of action on #WeNeedNine. Representatives from nine states traveled to the capital to ask Senate Republicans to hold a hearing on Judge […]

The PLANista – January 2016

We wanted to make sure you were up to date with everything PLAN is doing in Nevada, so we will be producing a newsletter called The PLANista!   With so much going on between Reno, Las Vegas, Carson City, Elko and even Washington DC, we created this newsletter so you can keep up with what […]

PLAN celebrates approval of federal funds for Anaconda toxic mine clean up

On March 29th, Governor Sandoval approved the EPA’s request to list the Anaconda copper mine as a Superfund National Priority. This designation, more than 10 years in the making, means federal funds will be available for long-term, integrated clean up of the toxic site located near Yerington. On March 25th, PLAN, Great Basin Resource Watch […]

Join us: Real Solutions for Real People

Join us for “Real Solutions for Real People”, a day for activists to join together in deepening our knowledge and commitment to comprehensive solutions for economic, racial and environmental justice issues for our communities. USE THIS LINK TO RSVP  When: February 13, 2016 Location: Reno, NV Time: 8:00am – 2:30pm Cost: FREE

Our thoughts on Faraday Future

  You may have heard: for the second time in 15 months, Governor Brian Sandoval has called a special session of the Nevada Legislature to approve an incentives package for an electric car company to set up shop in Nevada. In September of 2014 it was Tesla moving to the Reno area, today it’s Faraday […]

This Changes Everything: Clean Power Plan assembly and free film screening

In August President Obama announced the Clean Power Plan (CPP), a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution in the United States. Join climate activists November 17th for CPP assemblies in Reno and Las Vegas to discuss how we can insure Nevada’s authorities create the strongest, most responsible plan.   Following the CPP assembly we’ll […]

SPECIAL EVENT: Seeking Social Through Art

Seeking Social Justice Through Art: A Convergence of Creates, is a one-day intensive workshop on social justice issues designed for artists and non profits.   Registration begins at 8:30am. Program lasts from 9am to 3pm. Register now and order lunch. Location is the Dr. William U Pearson Community Center, 1625 West Carey Avenue, North Las […]

Free Bird Dog training, September 9th

With the Nevada caucuses being first in the West, we all have plenty of opportunities to talk to many different candidates and their political operatives. We hope you can join us Wednesday September 9th for a “Bird-dog” training to ask candidates good questions. Click here to RSVP for this free training. “Bird-dogging” is a term […]

We stand with Planned Parenthood

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Since PLAN was founded more than 20 years ago, Planned Parenthood has stood with us. Now in the face of nasty attacks, distortions and outright lies, it’s imperative that we stand with them. For nearly a century, Planned Parenthood has been one of the nation’s […]

Shark Week is coming!

July 6th – 10th is Shark Week! We’ve had enough of payday, car title and installment loan sharks in our neighborhoods! Tell the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)  to issue rules that truly put an end to the debt trap and stop predatory loan sharks from attacking our families. Don’t let any of these Sharks […]

Love wins!

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) just announced their highly anticipated ruling: marriage equality is now the law of the land in the entire United States! Now, no matter what state you live in, your marriage is recognized by the federal government, and the state. This is a huge win for the movement […]

Supreme Court rules for the People!

Today the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ruled in favor of the people when it came to the Affordable Care Act and Fair Housing! In a 6-3 decision, SCOTUS ruled that even states without an exchange (like Nevada) are eligible for subsidies to help pay for individual health care plans. This means thousands of Nevadans will keep […]

SCOTUS Marriage Watch 2015

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) will make a historic decision on marriage equality in June. SCOTUS could legalize same sex marriage nationwide if they find the US Constitution’s equal protection clause means states can not ban same sex marriages. Nevada won big in the 9th Circuit last year, but a win at […]

Give where you live – Support PLAN!

Nevada’s Big Give is March 12th, but you can get a head start by donating now! PLAN (founded in 1994) brings together diverse organizations into one cohesive force for social justice in Nevada. We appreciate your continued support which will greatly assist us in our efforts to create more humane solutions to Nevada’s problems. Please be […]

Honor the legacy of Selma activists – register to vote

Resistance to Black Americans registering to vote reached a bloody apex in Selma, Alabama 50 years ago on March 7, 1965, or “Bloody Sunday”. During a student-led voting rights march, more than 600 people, including current US Congressman John Lewis, were brutally beaten by police. Television and newspaper images of peaceful protestors being viciously attacked […]

Guest Blog: Barrick’s Expansion or Our Natural Heritage?

Barrick’s Expansion or Our Natural Heritage? By Tyler Nickle If you were to visit Barrick Gold’s Bald Mountain site, you could almost be impressed by it. The labyrinth of terraced steps carved into the earth show the power of human industry and ingenuity. But that’s only when you squint. Take another look, and you’ll see […]

Keep public lands in public hands

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Below is PLAN state director Bob Fulkerson’s statement in opposition to Senate Joint Resolution 1. Today at 12:45pm in Carson City and Las Vegas, rallies will be held in support of public lands. At 3:30pm today you can testify against SJR1 and […]

WE RISE! March 11th in Carson City

Join us for a day of action March 11th at Nevada State Legislature. Use the form below to RSVP!   Loading…    

Don’t panic, Nevada is Ready for Immigration Action!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Tonight we learned just how much courts matter. US District Judge Andrew Hanen, a GW Bush appointee who was hand-picked to hear a mean-spirited, politically motivated lawsuit against immigrant families, just issued a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks the implementation process of the new immigrant deferred action programs. The […]

Pay 2 Play free film screening

Join us Wednesday January 21st for a free screening of the critically acclaimed film “PAY 2 PLAY”. The screening starts promptly at 6:30pm in the Knowledge Center Wells Fargo Auditorium on the campus of UNR in Reno. Click here to RSVP on facebook, feel free to share the flier below.  

2015 Progressive State of the State

Join Progressives at SEIU Local 1107 in Las Vegas for the 2015 Progressive State of the State Tuesday, January 13th in Las Vegas. The address will be delivered by Assemblyman Jason Frierson in English and PLAN Organizing Director Astrid Silva in Spanish.   If you can’t make the address in person, you can view it […]

You are incredible

On Monday morning we asked you to help us meet a fundraising challenge. If PLAN raised $10,000, a very generous pair of donors in Reno would match that amount. In just under 48 hours, we met our goal! We do what we do for love. Love of our state, love of our communities and love […]

$10,000 challenge

Two longtime PLAN supporters, Marcy and Scott Jordan, have issued a challenge. They have offered to match any donations made to PLAN in honor of Bob’s dad, Chuck Fulkerson, until the end of the year.   Can you help us meet their match by the end of the year with a gift today?   They wrote: […]

Happy Holidays!

We are incredibly grateful for the support of Nevadans all over the state. No matter where you are, or your holiday tradition, we hope you are surrounded by people you love. Happy Holidays, Bob, Theresa, Rosa, Stacey, Erica, Annie, Megan, Astrid, Laura, AJ, Rafael, Abe & Sabreena  

Wish me luck

I’m heading to DC, wish me luck! By Astrid Silva   As you read this I’ll be on a flight headed to Washington, DC to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the impact of the President’s executive action for immigration reform and the need to keep families together. It’s been a crazy few weeks. […]

Support Progressives for #GivingTuesday

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]   Today is a great day to support your favorite Progressives.     After we give thanks, and take advantage of shopping deals, there is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back. You can support PLAN by clicking here. Your secure, online donation is tax deductible and will go […]

Lots to be thankful for

What a week I’ve had. By Astrid Silva I am honored–and still a little bit shocked–that the President of the United States chose to share my story during his speech to announce administrative relief for millions of undocumented immigrants in the United States. But most importantly, I’m thankful that this year won’t be the last […]

Administrative relief and a shout out to Astrid

Did you watch?   President Obama announced administrative relief for undocumented immigrants that will save thousands of families from deportation. The President took action where Congress failed.   And on a local note, the President made his point by sharing the story of Astrid Silva, our Las Vegas organizer and leader in Nevada’s immigrant rights […]

President Obama takes executive action on immigration! – click to watch speech

Thursday and Friday, some big immigration news

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] On Thursday President Obama will announce from the White House his plan for administrative relief for undocumented immigrants.  President Obama came to Las Vegas in 2013 to lay out his plans for for immigration reform. The Senate passed a bipartisan bill, but the House failed to do anything meaningful […]

Tell CCSD: Students need real sex ed

Clark County School District (CCSD) rolled out the  sex education community survey and they really need to hear from progressives like you who support real sex ed. A small, yet vocal, group has tried to shift the conversation away from medically accurate, age appropriate sex education to spread misinformation and fear. In doing so, they’re putting […]

Fracking regulations written by frackers?

Tell the Nevada Legislative Commission that Nevada is Not Ready for Fracking. Reject the industry-written rules The Commission on Mineral Resources approved the fracking regulations on August 28, 2014.  The final step in finalizing the regulations for addition to the Nevada Administrative Code is the approval by the Nevada Legislative Commission. Click here to read […]

Job opening in Reno – join the Fight for $15 campaign!

The Fight for $15 campaign is expanding to Reno! Are you ready to work for Nevada’s largest progressive organization to fight for economic justice with Northern Nevada’s low wage workers? Click here to apply today. Interviews for this position start November 10, 2014.

Coming out for Social Justice – We Are Powerful


Happy National Voter Registration Day!

For 20 years PLAN’s mission has been to deepen democracy to achiever greater social justice in Nevada, and we can do that by voting. Voting is a core principle of being American, but to exercise this basic right, we must be registered! That’s why were are a proud partner and supporter of National Voter Registration Day, which happens to be […]

Mourning the loss of our friend Sandy

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] We were honored to call Sandra “Grammee” Eddy a PLANista and we are still completely heartbroken by her unexpected death this past weekend. You have probably met Sandy; at one of our sign in tables, lobbying with us in Carson City, at a rally or a march, at a […]

Update on Tesla

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[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Please find below the letter we’re sending today to lawmakers as they begin the special session to consider the massive corporate subsidy package to seal the Tesla deal for Nevada. I’ll be going to Carson City today and would like to know if you think PLAN’s on track with […]

BREAKING: Fast Food Workers go on strike SEPTEMBER 4th


Governor Sandoval: Investigate corporations that are ripping off Nevada’s low wage workers

Nevada Inc., the cabal of big corporate lobbyists who consider our state’s public resources as their private piggy bank, is at it again. This time, they were caught cheating the lowest-paid workers in the state out of millions of dollars. Voters overwhelmingly approved increasing the state’s minimum wage to a dollar above the federal amount […]

PLAN’s 20th Anniversary Gala

The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada cordially invites you to join us,Thursday, April 17th to celebrate PLAN’s 20 years of building Progressive Power in Nevada with keynote speaker, US Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid. Thursday, April 17, 2014 The Center | 401 S. Maryland Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89101 Doors Open: 6:30PM | Dinner Served: 7:00PM | […]

What the Nevada mining industry doesn’t want you to know

Last night we hosted a community forum about the mining industry with local experts to educate southern Nevadans about the impacts mining has on our environment. Even though the event was in Las Vegas, the Elko Daily Free Press announced the event on the front page of their paper. Today in a letter to the editor, […]

Help celebrate my birthday with a donation to PLAN!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] The following is an email from PLAN “office mom” Barbara Silva. For her birthday she wanted people to donate to her favorite social justice organization 🙂 — My name is Bárbara Silva, but you can call me Barbs. I volunteer for PLAN, and some would say I’m the “office […]

PLAN remarks at Mining Oversight and Accountability Commission

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] October 31, 2013 TO: Nevada Mining Oversight and Accountability Commission FR:  Bob Fulkerson, State Director, PLAN RE:  Methyl Mercury from Nevada Mining   At the MOAC meeting of June 26, 2013, I raised serious allegations that the mining industry was largely responsible […]

TAKE ACTION: Senate to vote on Rep. Watt’s confirmation!

  Check out the message below from our friends at the New Bottom Line who are fighting every day to put the economic interest and financial security of working American families first.   Take action and tell Senator Dean Heller not to block the confirmation of Mel Watt as the director of the Federal Housing […]

Come Out for Health Care!

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Celebrate National Coming Out Day with Out2Enroll, a collaborate effort of the Center for American Progress, the Federal Agencies Project, and the Sellers Dorsey Foundation to educate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities about the options now available under the Affordable Care Act. The […]

March Against Monsanto in Las Vegas

  Check out this blog from PLAN Intern Sarah Short who is a Master of Social Work student from the University of Southern California. Join thousands of people around the world this Saturday as they March Against Monsanto and demand our food be safe and labeled.   Saturday October 12, 2013 – March Against Monsanto […]

Downtown Las Vegas needs a curfew that’s fair and just

Our Field Director Howard Watts III penned this blog about the proposed curfew in Downtown Las Vegas. The Las Vegas City Council recommending committee will decide tomorrow, October 1st, if the City Council votes on this new ordinance.   Over the last several months, the forces of “economic revitalization” have ramped up a longstanding campaign […]

October 2014

Check out PLAN in the News during the month of October   10/16 – Las Vegas marriage for everyone!   10/15 – Las Vegas Review Journal endorses a yes vote on Question 3   10/12 – State needs to extract more taxes from mining – Las Vegas Review Journal   10/09 – PLAN: “The Sooner the Better” for Same-Sex […]

March for Justice in Reno and Las Vegas

This Saturday thousands of civil rights activists from across the country will meet in Washington, DC and march for voting rights, economic freedom, civil liberties and equality for all to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The March on Washington was organized by a coalition of civil rights, […]

Are you ready for an immigration listening session with Mark Amodei, Reno?

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] This Friday August 23rd Congressman Mark Amodei (District 2) is hosting an immigration listening session for his constituents. Right now immigration reform activists (pictured above) are preparing for the listening session by practicing, developing questions, and calling on PLAN activists to attend. It’s the August Recess, a month long […]

Take action against fracking in Nevada

This morning our state director sent the following message to our activists. Take a look, and take action to stop fracking in our state! Dear Activist, Our friends at the Western Organization of Resource Councils just sent this compelling alert on how you can influence new Bureau of Land Management policies on fracking on federal […]

Three town halls in Clark County TONIGHT!

Clark County’s Congressional Representatives are holding town halls August 20th – that’s tonight! It’s the August Recess, a month long break our Members of Congress have from their Congressional duties in Washington, DC. They’re home in Nevada talking to constituents, visiting small businesses, and holding town halls. A town hall is an opportunity for you […]

Immigration Summer — Important Dates

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Congress is on break from their duties in Washington, DC during the “August Recess”. Nevada’s Members of Congress will be home in Nevada, and we need you at town halls, visiting your Member, calling their office and writing letters to the editor. The time is NOW for immigration reform […]

41 people arrested today on Capitol Hill for protesting unjust immigration policies

The following is a press release from the Center for Community Change. Please contact PLAN communications director Laura Martin if you would like press contact information for CCC   Over 30 Advocates Arrested on Capitol Hill For Protesting Unjust Immigration Policies, House GOP Inaction on Path to Citizenship (WASHINGTON)—More than 30 immigrant rights, labor, faith […]

Attend the Social Justice Institute at UNLV!

On Friday September 27th the Rural and Urban Nevada Social Justice Institute, sponsored by PLAN member group Community Chest, will be held in Las Vegas for the first time. The Social Justice Institute will showcase humanitarian work in our state — health and human services providers, teachers, community volunteers, public service employees — to see […]

July 2013

Check out PLAN in the news for the month of July.

June 2013

Check out PLAN in the news during the month of June Nevada and the entire country celebrate the US Supreme Court’s rulings on marriage equality 06/26/2013 — The US Supreme Court ruled the so-called Defense of Marriage Act was unconstitutional and stuck California’s Proposition 8 down. These rulings put the wind on our backs as […]

May 2013

Check out PLAN in the news during the month of May

DOMA is unconstitutional, Prop 8 is struck down

Today the US Supreme Court ruled the so-called Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional and struck down California’s Proposition 8. These are enormous victories and a joyous day for loving couples and their families, and for equal justice under the law. Today the Supreme Court affirmed that all loving and committed couples who marry deserve equal […]

Father’s Day Rally: What we as Interns learned.

Our inter Dulce Valencia penned this blog about her experience hosting her first rally! Father’s Day Rally: What we as Interns learned. So, last Friday we interns hosted our first event: A rally. Earlier, Chris had shown us some letters about undocumented immigrants and we saw how many of them didn’t have their fathers with […]

Our Congressmen voted to deport DREAMers

Today Congressmen Mark Amodei (NV-02) and Joe Heck (NV-03) were booed as they voted on an amendment that would lead to the deportation of undocumented students (known as DREAMers) and other immigrants who have committed no crimes.     It is a misuse of immigration enforcement resources to target students and immigrant members of our […]

From Reno to Veags, Nevadans coming together for immigration reform

On Wednesday May 29th Nevadans in Reno and Las Vegas gathered to show support for comprehensive immigration reform. In Reno more than 1,500 Nevadans packed the Little Flower Catholic Church to hear messages of faith, hope, and determination. ACTIONN, PICO and Immigrants for Justice kicked off the Campaign for Citizenship for immigration reform. PLAN’s board […]


[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”2_3″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] Today is the last day of the legislative session. It is also the last day Senate Bill 457 has if it wants to survive. Governor Sandoval can veto the bill, or just let it sit on his desk and die. Senate Bill […]

TAKE ACTION: Tell Governor Sandoval to sign SB373

Senate Bill 373 helps Nevada workers deal with their debt and at the same time allows them to keep more of their wages to provide for their families while paying off creditors over time. Under current Nevada law 25% of a worker’s wages can be garnished to collect a debt.  SB373 reduces the garnishment amount […]

Take action: Tell Governor Sandoval to sign these bills into law to strengthen our elections

Our Field Director Howard Watts III explains three bills that are headed to Governor Sandoval’s desk that will strengthen Nevada’s election process should he chose to sign them into law. The Governor needs to hear from YOU. Making it easier for eligible voters in Nevada to participate in elections should be common sense; ask Governor […]

Tell Governor Sandoval to support the immigration community with more than words

Take Action: Tell the Governor to sign Senate Bills 169 and 303, and Assembly Bill 74 Last week Governor Sandoval signed a resolution to support comprehensive immigration reform, and  in an interview expressed his support for the Senate’s “Gang of 8” immigration reform bill. Governor can support Nevada’s immigrants with more than just words by signing […]

It’s time for Nevada to stop criminalizing acts between consenting same sex couples

Senate Bill 388 eliminates the “infamous crimes against nature” law. It passed out of both houses and now heads to the desk of Governor Brian Sandoval PLEASE CALL 775-684-5670 OR EMAIL the Governor today: Nevada’s outdated “infamous crimes against nature” statute discriminates against same sex couples and violates their rights to equal protection under the […]

After 150 years, what changed?

Our state director Bob Fulkerson on how SJR15 came to be. We at PLAN have been asked several times about what changed between 2010 and now that turned the tide against mining’s stranglehold on Nevada. Here’s some thoughts: In 2009, PLAN tried to get some measly deductions removed from the industry but we were shut […]

Drag for DREAMs – Scholarship Application!

On Thursday, May 16th the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada’s Uniting Communities program and the Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada hosted Drag for DREAMs, a drag show fundraiser for undocumented students in Nevada. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a program announced by President Obama last June. It allows undocumented students (known […]

Happy Mother’s Day, for all the mamas

Astrid Silva, co-founder of DREAM Big Vegas, is an activist in Southern Nevada. She wrote this blog to share the undocumented perspective on Mother’s Day: Ever since I was young I remember dreading ‘El Dia de las Madres’ – in Mexico, Mother’s Day is celebrated on the 10th of May every year no matter what […]

PLAN’s legislative priorities update

During our legislative retreat earlier this year PLAN’s staff, executive board, and member group organizations chose five legislative priorities to focus on. With less than a month left in the session, we wanted to give you an update on how these bills are doing. Be sure to contact your Assembly and Senate representatives and ask […]

Breaking Down Barriers, Building Up Communities

This past weekend I took some time off to volunteer as a Co-Director for Camp Anytown. This camp’s curriculum was founded in 1957 and designed to educate, liberate, and empower high school aged participants, with a focus on diversity and leadership for social justice. Anytown’s motto is “Breaking Down Barriers, Building Up Communities,” which highlights […]

Will ‘Stop and Swab’ Replace Stop and Frisk?’ DNA Profiling and Race

Today is national DNA Day. It marks the day on which James Watson and Francis Crick along with Maurice Wilkins and Rosalind Franklin published their papers elucidating the structure of human DNA. 10 years ago today also marks the day that scientists working on the Human Genome Project announced that their efforts were nearly complete. […]


PLAN organizer Christopher Preciado partnered with The Gay and Lesbian Center of Southern Nevada to host a screening of the Academy Award winning documentary ‘Inocente’ and to discuss what its like to be an undocumented youth in Nevada, and what its like when that identity intersects with your queer identity.   A question every organizer […]

Be part of Nevada’s Big Give and donate to PLAN!

  Nevada’s Big Give is a flurry of fundraising activity in a 24 hour period to benefit Nevada’s non-profits. PLAN currently is among the top 25 of donations received! You can help us stay on top by donating $10 right now by clicking HERE. It takes less than a minute to donate and your generous […]

PLAN’s work highlighted in US Senate

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.0.51″ background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” border_style=”solid”] PLAN organizer Christopher Preciado highlights PLAN’s LGBT work to Senate Democrats in Washington, DC At the invitation of US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, I participated in a roundtable discussion with national LGBT leaders from organizations like the Gay and Lesbian Task Force, HRC, ACLU […]

Time to Take Action: Homeowner Bill of Rights

Your help is needed to pass one of PLAN’s legislative priorities: the Nevada Homeowners Bill of Rights, Senate Bill 321.   At the bottom of this blog is a description of the full benefits. Briefly, it takes the “bad acts” listed in the Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto’s master settlement against the five major banks […]

Senate Joint Resolution 15 passed committee unanimously

Thanks to your calls, emails, tweets, text messages, and in person visits with your legislators, Senate Joint Resolution 15 passed it’s first hurdle on the way to the ballot in 2014. After testimony from supporters and opponents (the opponents were mining industry lobbyists) the Senate Revenue committee voted to pass the SJR15 unanimously. The resolution […]

A message from Elko on SJR15

Today Senate Joint Resolution 15 was heard before the Senate Revenue Committee. Supporters of the resolution to remove mining’s tax protections from our state’s constitution packed legislative hearing rooms in Carson City and Las Vegas.   No one from Elko testified during today’s hearing, but of course that doesn’t mean no one is for or […]

Sign up for Immigrant Lobby Days!

Join the Nevada Immigrant Coalition for the 3rd Biannual Immigrant Lobby Days on Friday April 12th at the Nevada State Legislative Building in Carson City Nevada   Immigrant Lobby Days is an opportunity for immigrant and undocumented Nevadans and their allies to lobby the legislature on issues important to all immigrant communities. The Nevada Immigrant […]

Nevada’s AG says is time for DeMarco to go

Last week Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez-Masto once again stood up for Nevada homeowners and victims of the foreclosure crisis and urged the White House to replace Edward DeMarco, Acting Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).   DeMarco refuses to implement the White House’s principal write-down program for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac […]

Ain’t No Court Supreme Enough To Keep Me From My Dreams

On Tuesday March 26th the United States Supreme Court will hold deliberations on marriage equality, and at the same time, Nevada’s state legislature will hold a hearing to repeal Nevada’s anti-marriage language from our state’s constitution. PLAN state director Bob Fulkerson penned this blog with reflections on equality, how far we’ve come and where we’re […]

Senate Renenue Committee hearing SJR15 Tuesday

Senate Joint Resolution 15 will be heard Tuesday March 26th at 1:00pm in the Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development. Contact the members of the committee and tell them to pass SJR15, just as it was passed in 2011, to the people of Nevada can vote for it when its on the ballot in […]

Supporting our community

I get notes like this frequently from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) applicants whom PLAN’s own Rosa Molina has successfully helped navigate the system. But this one particularly struck my heart. When we can help people like this young woman succeed, our community and even our whole country is stronger. The contact information for […]

Bob Fulkerson testimony in favor of The Education Initiative

PLAN state director Bob Fulkerson gave the following testimony before the joint meeting of the Assembly Committee on Taxation and Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development. March 5, 2013     We have 2 choices.  We can raise the revenue we need to properly fund education, or we can remain on the bottom of […]

Nevada Mining Association Tries to Bully – My News 3

The Nevada Mining Association just can’t handle the truth. The mining industry is not happy about recent coverage they’ve received from KSNV, Southern Nevada’s local NBC station and their investigative reporter, Reed Cowan. They’ve lashed out at KSNV by pulling advertising dollars used to support programming that serves the people of Southern Nevada.   You […]

Mining’s Toxic Legacy

Testimony to be given by PLAN Executive Director Bob Fulkerson to the Nevada Legislative Joint Committee on Natural Resources on Tuesday February 12, 2013   Mining’s Toxic Legacy Any lingering doubts about mining’s toxic legacy should be dismissed in light of recent actions by federal regulators against Nevada’s gold mining industry.   Last month, the […]

Nevada Mining Fact Sheet

Nevada Mining Fact Sheet  Sweetheart Tax Deals Senate Joint Resolution 15, which passed in the 2011 session, would allow Nevada voters to decide whether mining’s tax loopholes should continue to be chiseled in the stone of the state constitution. Currently legislators have no flexibility and cannot adjust the Net Proceeds on Minerals Tax based on […]

Nevada Home Owners Stand Up for Justice

On Wednesday PLAN hosted a Legislative Town Hall for struggling home owners in Southern Nevada. Our own state happens to be home to one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country. Banks in America have often times (if not always) made the matter even worse. How many times have we heard the stories of […]

Barrick’s 36.95% Tax Rate

Check out this blog from our Executive Director, Bob Fulkerson and join us in Carson City on February 14th at Nevada’s legislative building to call on our legislators to remove the mining industry’s special protections from our state’s constitution. Barrick’s 36.95% tax rate The government of the Dominican Republic has extracted a deal from the […]

State of the State and Education Reform

Governor Brian Sandoval will use his State of the State address tonight to convince us he’s serious about improving Nevada’s education system that is arguably one of the worst in the nation.   We thought this would be a good time to remind you just who Governor Sandoval looks to for guidance when it comes […]

Living up to the Dream

I share a birthday with Martin Luther King Jr. and from a young age have always been slightly obsessed with the civil rights icon. Reading his own words from speeches, letters and news clippings, I gained a better understanding of who this man was and in the process shaped my worldview and began my way […]

2013 El Estado Progresista del Estado de Nevada

Nevadenses,   Gracias por estar aqui esta noche para hablar sobre nuestro estado. Mi nombre es Astrid Silva, aunque no naci en Nevada ha sido mi hogar desde que era muy pequena.  Ahora no solamente soy miembro de la comunidad pero tambien continuo con otros la lucha para que nuestro estado salga adelante.   En […]

2013 Progressive State of the State

The 2013 Progressive State of State as prepared for delivery by  Sheila Leslie   Fellow Nevadans:   Thank you for joining me tonight to discuss the State of our State. I’m Sheila Leslie, a 35-year Nevadan by choice, a former state Legislator, and a committed progressive activist.   In one week, Governor Brian Sandoval will […]

Guest blog from the Comstock Resident Association

We first told you about Comstrock residents battle with mining corporations who want to drag their gargantuan hauling trucks through their town with impunity (roads, environment and the residents ears be damned) a few months ago, and the battle continues.   Here is guest blog  from Robert Elston of the Comstock Resident Association describing the complicated battle residents […]

Voting, foreclosures, mining and more, Howard on The Agenda

The Agenda had our field director Howard Watts III on their show to talk about Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller’s visual verification bill, banks pushing back against foreclosure reform, mining taxes and his receipt of the Mario Savio Young Activist Award.   Nevada’s top politico Jon Ralston blogged about Howard’s appearance and Secretary Miller’s […]

The Truth About the Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

The following is a guest blog from Southern Nevada small business owner Shaundell Newsome:   Yesterday, I was on a call with the White House staff and the US Black Chamber of Commerce to discuss this “Fiscal Cliff” and negotiations between Congressional Leaders and President Barack Obama.  The Chamber has its opinion.  The President has […]