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Additional local organizations committed to the fight for racial justice

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Battle Born Progress

Battle Born Progress is a progressive, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that “empowers, engages and mobilizes Nevada voters to build a state where everyone has a fair opportunity to succeed,” according to its website. Through political advocacy, annual in-person trainings and raising community awareness about political issues, Battle Born Progress attempts to make Nevada a welcome home for all. battlebornprogress.org

Make It Work Nevada

Make It Work Nevada works to center the voices of Black women on economic, racial and reproductive justice issues, along with affordable child care, paid family leave, paid sick days, pay equity and more. Led by executive director Erika Washington and born out of the national Make It Work Campaign, the policy-driven organization provides advocacy and education supporting “the long-term health and vitality” of Black families. makeitworknevada.org

Make the Road Nevada

Make the Road Nevada is focused on social justice, immigrant justice and economic justice, along with building “the power of Latinx and working-class communities of color to achieve dignity and justice” through organizing and education. By elevating the voices of working-class immigrant communities in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, Make the Road Nevada encourages all Nevadans to work together for a better future. maketheroadnv.org

Nevada Minority Health and Equity Coalition

Nevada Minority Health and Equity Coalition works to ensure that all Nevada residents lead a healthy, productive life by eliminating health disparities through research, education and advocacy and by promoting access to health care services for minority populations. The coalition envisions a future where preventable and unjust frameworks within the health care industry no longer exist, and “underserved individuals and communities” have access to “sustainable and equitable” treatment and care. nmhec.org

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