Nevada Hispanic Magazine - 2021

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In1964, Roberto Robledo began operating San Diego’s first taco shop. Roberto’s Taco shop, now an institution in fresh authentic, Mexican food, has kept a promise to the family that their commitment to quality, service and family recipes would never be compromised. With over 100 recipes to

choose from, Roberto’s continues to be a pioneer of classic Mexican food for over 50 years, and it is what keeps the famous taco shop thriving today. Roberto’s began as a family operated business and continues to be family run, with 55 Roberto’s Taco Shops in Southern Nevada.

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Santana has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries.

Carlos Santana

to receive the 2021 Hispanic Heritage

‘Legend’ Award

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

WASHINGTON, DC – The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced that 10-Time GRAMMY winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, and Global Music Icon CARLOS SANTANA will be recognized with the Legend Award and as the subject of a multi-artist tribute performance on the October 8th PBS broadcast of the 34th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. “With gratitude, I am deeply honored to be receiving the 2021 Hispanic Heritage Legend Award. I am grateful to the Latin Community and to everyone who feels oneness with our mission to bring equality, fairness, justice, unity, and harmony We wake up every day to touch people’s hearts with our music, spirits-vision, and to make a difference in the world, for the highest good for life, people, and the planet. It is a blessing to be a blessing. We thank the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and PBS for this glorious honor.”- Carlos Santana. “The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is thrilled to recognize Carlos Santana with the Legend Award,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of HHF. “As we focus on diversity and inclusion, Carlos has been doing exactly that since he started his remarkable career by blending genres to create an alchemy of sound, spirit and energy since he started including rock, jazz, blues, Latin and African rhythms, among others. His approach to music is a model for how our country and world should unite. We are also excited to have amazing group of artists pay tribute to Carlos through a compelling performance during the Hispanic Heritage Awards on PBS. We look forward to celebrating Latinx accomplishment, vision, and culture with all of America as we honor Carlos and his remarkable presence.” For more than five decades – from Santana’s earliest days

as a groundbreaking Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion outfit in San Francisco – Carlos Santana has been the visionary force behind artistry that transcends musical genres and generational, cultural and geographical boundaries. To date, Santana has won ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammys, with a record-tying nine Grammys for a single project for 1999’s Supernatural (including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Smooth”). He has received the Billboard Century Award (1996), was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1998), received the Billboard Latin Music Awards’ Lifetime Achievement honor (2009), and was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors Award (2013). Among many other distinctions, Carlos Santana has been cited by Rolling Stone as #15 on their list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time;” and has joined the Rolling Stones as one of only two bands to have an album reach the Top 10 in every decade since the 1960s. In 2018, he released his first MasterClass, and recently celebrated three epic milestones – the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking album Supernatural, the 50th anniversary of his legendary performance at Woodstock, and the 50th anniversary of his masterpiece Abraxas. His most recent album, the powerful, energy-infused Africa Speaks (2019), inspired by the sounds and rhythms of Africa, was called his “best record in decades” (NPR) and was ranked among “the fiercest albums in Santana’s 50-year career” by The New York Times. Santana will continue his residency at the House of Blues Las Vegas this summer and fall and will release a muchanticipated upcoming full-length album entitled Blessings and Miracles later this year. The Hispanic Heritage Awards were created by the White House in 1988 to commemorate the establishment of Hispanic Heritage Month in America and is among the highest honors by Latinos for Latinos and supported by 40 national Hispanic-serving institutions HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2021 SOUTHERN Nevada Hispanic Magazine





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United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Names Synthia Jaramillo Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations! After a National Search, USHCC selects Jaramillo to lead Corporate Relations and Membership Growth Photo by Austin Madrid

WASHINGTON D.C., The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) has named Synthia R. Jaramillo, former Director of Economic Development for the City of Albuquerque, as the Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations. “The USHCC is proud to announce Synthia Jaramillo’s position with us and we know she will take our stakeholder engagement and corporate relationships to new heights. We are looking forward to her joining our growing team of professionals committed to adding value and advocating for our members,” said Ramiro A. Cavazos, President & CEO, USHCC. Synthia Jaramillo was not only the first woman but also the first Latina to hold the position of Director of Economic Development for the City of Albuquerque. Appointed by Mayor Timothy Keller in 2017, she oversaw the recruitment and retention of companies, the International Trade Office, Small Business Office, Film Office, the local tourism industry, and the new Albuquerque Minority Business Development Center. “We want to thank Director Jaramillo for her service to the City for nearly four years, and for all the City of Albuquerque’s Economic Development team has accomplished under her leadership,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “As the first woman and first Latina director of this department in the city’s history, she has made a significant impact on our community and we look forward to watching the great work she will do in her new role with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.” During her tenure with the City of Albuquerque, she

led several initiatives to sustain and grow existing local businesses, create jobs, and recruit outside companies. Under her leadership, numerous nationally-recognized companies, including film giants Netflix Studios and NBCUniversal, have chosen to invest in the city. Most recently, Synthia led a collaborative effort among local and state entities to secure Albuquerque as California-based Netflix’s city of choice for an expanded production hub. Before taking the helm of Albuquerque’s Economic Development Department, Ms. Jaramillo spent nearly two decades at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. Under her leadership, the organization grew into the largest Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the country. She is an accomplished fundraiser, having raised millions of dollars throughout her career to benefit causes that support the local business community. “I am humbled by this opportunity and look forward to working with the talented staff, partners and chambers who tirelessly foster Hispanic business development,” said Ms. Jaramillo. “The USHCC is moving ahead stronger than ever. I’m excited to join Ramiro and his outstanding mission-driven team in giving voice to America’s Hispanic businesses.” Ms. Jaramillo is a nationally-recognized thought leader on fundraising, small business growth, community empowerment, and entrepreneurship, with particular emphasis on professional development growth for women, especially women of color. Ms. Jaramillo will be relocating to Washington D.C.

About the USHCC The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) actively promotes the economic growth, development, and interests of more than 4.7 million Hispanicowned businesses, that combined, contribute over $800 billion to the American economy every year. It advocates on behalf of its network of more than 250 local chambers and business associations nationwide, and also partners with more than 260 major American corporations. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter @USHCC. La Cámara de Comercio Hispana de los Estados Unidos (USHCC) promueve el crecimiento económico, el desarrollo y los intereses de más de 4.7 millones de negocios Hispanos que anualmente contribuyen más de $800 billones a la economía de los Estados Unidos. USHCC también aboga por los derechos de más de 250 cámaras de comercio y empresas asociadas en los Estados Unidos, colaborando al mismo tiempo con más de 260 importantes corporaciones Americanas. Para más información, visite o @USHCC en Twitter. HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2021 SOUTHERN Nevada Hispanic Magazine




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an experienced attorney who speaks your language can help ensure you are effectively asserting and protecting your rights. Attorney Jenny Lee is also a member of the Nevada Justice Association, the Work Injury Law Advocacy Group, the Latin Chamber of Commerce, the Asian Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, and the American Bar Association. She is also recognized as one of the “Top Injured Workers’ Attorneys” by the Work Injury Law & Advocacy Group. Some notable credentials and abilities include: • Admitted to the Nevada State Bar • Juris Doctor, University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law • Masters in Business Administration, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Lee Business School • B.A. in Communication, University of Nevada, Las Vegas • Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish • Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing in Korean

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hen the coronavirus hit, Catherine stood up for Nevada, leading efforts in the Senate to restore our economy, help small businesses to keep their employees paid, and reopen our schools.



Catherine has been ranked the third most effective Democrat in the Senate and right now she is focused on revitalizing Nevada’s economy and creating jobs

Catherine Cortez Masto has spent her career fighting to protect Nevada families. A native Nevadan who was born and raised in Las Vegas, Catherine Cortez Masto served two terms as Nevada’s Attorney General and became well known for her integrity and leadership on behalf of Nevada families, women, and seniors. In 2016 she made history by becoming the first woman from Nevada and the first Latina in the country ever elected to the U.S. Senate. When the coronavirus hit, Catherine stood up for Nevada, leading efforts in the Senate to restore our economy, help small businesses to keep their employees paid, and reopen our schools. She worked tirelessly to secure $4 billion in COVID-19 relief to Nevada, including $1,400 relief checks and targeted funding to help restore the state’s travel and tourism economy. Catherine even fought to cover 100% of health insurance costs for many unemployed and furloughed workers to make sure those who lost their jobs still had health insurance. Catherine has been ranked the third most effective Democrat in the Senate and right now she is focused on revitalizing Nevada’s economy and creating jobs. She recently passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill that will deliver major funding to Nevada, creating thousands of good paying jobs and supporting local businesses. When it came time to negotiate the infrastructure deal, Catherine worked hard to make sure it would address the greatest environmental challenges facing Nevada. She was successful in including her ambitious bills to address drought and wildfire, which will provide water for 500,000 households and deliver billions of dollars to prevent and control wildfires. As the only Latina in the U.S. Senate, Catherine brings an

invaluable perspective to the debate around immigration — the perspective of someone who comes from a family of immigrants herself. She is working to repair our broken immigration system and protect hardworking families, helping lead the DREAM Act and pushing for comprehensive immigration reform. Ever since her time as Attorney General, Nevadans have trusted Catherine Cortez Masto to protect their health care access and to keep our communities safe. She was the deciding vote that saved the Affordable Care Act when Trump wanted to repeal it and has been a top ally for law enforcement in the Senate, passing legislation that was signed into law to address the epidemic of law enforcement suicides. A lifelong advocate for women and children, Catherine has been a leader working to strengthen laws preventing sex trafficking and violence against women. As Nevada’s Attorney General, she helped pass a bill that overhauled the state’s laws governing sex trafficking and gave victims the right to sue their traffickers. She also took steps to protect children from sexual predators by passing new laws that strengthened the registration and notification requirements of convicted sex offenders. In the U.S. Senate, she has continued that work, leading efforts to combat human trafficking and protect survivors of domestic and sexual violence and writing a law to combat the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women. Catherine Cortez Masto is focused on making a difference for Nevada. To learn more, visit www.CatherineCortezMasto. com. HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2021 SOUTHERN Nevada Hispanic Magazine



Susie Martinez is Elected as the First Latina to Nevada AFL-CIO Secretary/ Treasurer In this position, I will fight for all working families in our state who should never need to struggle to put a roof over their heads or food on their tables.

On August 24, 2021 the Nevada Sate AFL-CIO’s membership voted to elect Assemblywoman Susie Martinez as the new Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the state federation. The Nevada AFL-CIO has over 200,000 members with 120 Unions in Nevada. Susie Martines is a member of Teamsters Local 986. In a press released to the media, Martines says” I am very humbled that my union brothers and sisters have entrusted to me the responsibility to lead our state federation. In our fight for working people, we have the opportunity to advance not only workers’ rights in our state and our nation, but also to advocate for the marginalized and overlooked. In this position, I will fight for all working families in our



state who should never need to struggle to put a roof over their heads or food on their tables. A union contract is the single best tool we have to close racial and gender wage gaps, and to ensure dignity and due process for workers, and I will fight with every avenue available to me as Executive Secretary-Treasurer to remove barriers to organize and bargaining for my fellow workers. I also want to honor the work and sacrifice of those who come before, and I thank Rusty McAllister for his hard work to restore the states federation’s solid footing within our movement.” In 2021 Susie Martinez became the most Influential Latina Union Leader in Nevada.

Session Dates: Oct. 16, 23, 30 and Nov. 6 Times: 10:00am - 3:00pm Location: Virtual

People of color, immigrants and working families are disproportionately impacted by the systemic racism inherent in our government systems. As both a result and a continuation of this racism, these same groups are far less likely to be elected to office, be it at the local, state, or federal level. To stop this feedback loop we must identify and develop leaders from within our community to run for office, but we must also look to who is informing those candidates, who manages their field, data, and communications engagement? When not only the candidates but the campaigns themselves are reflective of our communities, we will be able to grow our strength and power at every level of government. To this end, Make the Road Nevada will host our inaugural Community Leadership Academy where we will contract with experts from the community to develop a bilingual (Spanish/English) curriculum focused on four of the most crucial elements of campaign management: field,

communications, finance, and data. Members of the Latinx, BIPOC, and/or immigrant community who are interested in learning one of these valuable skill sets are invited to register. Make the Road Nevada (MRNV) builds the power of Latinx and workingclass communities of color to achieve dignity and justice through organizing, policy innovation, and transformative education. We have worked alongside our community pushing for equitable housing for everyone. During the most horrific times in our community, we banded together to protect our immigrant workers affected by the Route 91 shooting. We work with local experts and our community members to educate ourselves, the community, and elected officials on the needs of the community. From DACA clinics to Funds that help our Immigrant family financially to community meetings with Immigration attorneys, we are fully committed to helping our community in every way possible.


2021 National

r e h c a e Tof r a e e Y h t Juliana Urtubey

Juliana is a National Board Certified Teacher and holds a bachelor’s degree in bilingual elementary education and a master’s degree in special bilingual education from the University of Arizona


uliana Urtubey, NBCT, a first-generation, bilingual immigrant, loved school. Drawn to teaching through a high school teacher leadership academy, she knew it would be important to be a bilingual teacher. Now the 2021 National Teacher of the Year, Juliana works to serve as a mirror for her school community, helping students to be proud of their identities and their families, and to acknowledge their strengths and contributions to the community.

STATE: Nevada School: Kermit R. Booker, Sr. Innovative Elementary School Subject Area: Elementary Education, Special Education Grade Level: PK-5 could purchase produce on an as-able donation basis or with volunteer hours. As National Teacher of the Year, Juliana plans to advocate for a “joyful and just education” for all students, one that is inclusive and celebratory of all students’ identities, families and communities. Urtubey is the first Latinx National Teacher of the Year since at least 2005.

Juliana, currently in her 11th year in the classroom, teaches at Kermit R. Booker, Sr. Innovative Elementary School in Las Vegas, where she serves as a co-teacher in prekindergarten through fifth-grade special education settings and as an instructional strategist developing supports to meet students’ differing academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs.

Juliana is a National Board Certified Teacher and holds a bachelor’s degree in bilingual elementary education and a master’s degree in special bilingual education from the University of Arizona. She is a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Board of Directors member and Teacher Fellow, a Nevada Teach Plus Senior Policy Fellow, and an Understood Teacher Fellow and mentor. She is also a winner of the 2018 Rogers Foundation Heart of Education award.

Known as “Ms. Earth” for her efforts to beautify schools and unify the community through murals and gardens, Urtubey has helped raise funds for garden programs at two Las Vegas schools. In one program, the garden was tended to by the student “Garden Gnomies” club and offered opportunities for innovative student learning and intergenerational learning and connections to the wider community, who

Juliana (HOO-lee-on-a ER-two-bay) enjoys reading in Spanish and traveling, and has had the opportunity to teach in Ecuador, Mexico, Spain and Puerto Rico. She also enjoys tending to her collection of house plants and spending time outdoors, and she aims to visit all the National Parks. Juliana lives in Las Vegas with her husband, Olmeca, and their dogs Chenek, Chima, and Piolin.




MEET Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara

Vice President Irene A. Cepeda, Dist. D


Clark County School District Elected Leadership


Board Member Lisa Guzmán, Dist. A

Board Member Katie Williams, Dist. B

Evelyn Garcia, Dist. C

Board Member Lola Brooks, Dist. E

Board Member Daniella Ford, Dist. F

Linda P. Cavazos, Dist. G

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“Don’t throw away your Power”

CSN President Zaragoza Named to AACC Workforce Commission The American Association of Community Colleges is the largest advocacy group of its kind

The American Association of Community Colleges has appointed College of Southern Nevada President Dr. Federico Zaragoza as co-chair of the association’s influential Commission on Economic and Workforce Development. Zaragoza was appointed to the AACC’s Board of Directors in July.

ELECTIONs 2022 Get Out To Vote for those YOU feel are the best qualified persons to lead. It is the RESPONSIBILITY of ALL Qualified Voters to do their Civil Duty and VOTE. Join the 450,000 qualified Hispanic Voters in Clark County, Nevada.


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The Commission on Economic and Workforce Development works to close skills gaps by sharply focusing career and technical education on preparing students with the knowledge and skills required for current and future jobs in regional and global economies. It aims to showcase cuttingedge innovation in workforce and economic development with proven outcomes that improve student success while offering affordable, high quality technical assistance in areas that support student success. Appointed as the ninth and first Latino president of the College of Southern Nevada in 2018, Dr. Zaragoza previously served as Dean of Continuing Education for the Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin and the Vice Chancellor for Economic and Workforce Development at the Alamo Colleges in Texas. Zaragoza’s three-year term on the AACC board runs through June 30, 2024. About CSN: The College of Southern Nevada empowers our students and communities to achieve, succeed, and prosper. Founded in 1971, CSN is a nationally recognized student success leader specializing in two-year degrees and a select number of bachelor’s degrees in specialized fields. Connect with the state’s largest and most diverse higher education institution on our Newsroom blog, via our press releases, or by following us on social media.



for Private and Charter Schools in Nevada In Nevada, this past legislative session produced key victories on both the private and charter school fronts. The Nevada School Choice Coalition, a project of AFC, successfully advocated expanding the Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credit Program to new students by eradicating a harmful provision, which stated that Scholarship Granting Organizations (SGOs) must budget for students through high school. This is accompanied by a nearly 100% increase in the program’s funding cap, from $13.3 million to $22.8 million for this biennium. The Coalition estimates that this expansion will result in 1,500 additional low-income students gaining access to tax credit scholarships in Nevada. Nevada families who are eligible for a scholarship of up to $8,469 for K-12 private school tuition and fees for the 20212022 school year must have a household income that does not exceed 300% of the poverty level. To give you an example, a family of four making less than $79,500 (in 2021-22) per year could qualify for a scholarship. Furthermore, the Coalition was successful in protecting charter school programs and obtaining a one-time, $15 million federal appropriation that can be used for a variety of purposes for Title I charter schools.

These wins were made possible through the valuable support of allies and countless parents, school leaders, and educators. Parents advocated for the program, even when the Nevada legislature remained closed for most of the session. Families found creative ways to stay in touch with key legislators, from writing op-eds, hosting virtual town halls with lawmakers, attending a rally, sending thousands of emails, making videos to share on social media, to dancing Zumba in a park in the middle of the pandemic for more school options, which captivated media attention. A special thank you to the superstar legislators who voted YES to open back up the Opportunity Scholarships and protect charter schools: Senators Kieckhefer, Gansert, Pickard, and Hammond, and Assembly Members Roberts and Tolles. Also, a special thank you to Senators Buck and Gansert for carrying the bills allowing families to advocate. For more information please contact Valeria Gurr Director of External Affairs American Federation for Children C: 702-351-3448 HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2021 SOUTHERN Nevada Hispanic Magazine


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Promoviendo la justicia climática, la salud comunitaria, la protección del medio ambiente y el voto con dignidad. Necesitamos un cambio transformacional y sistémico para crear un mundo que sea equitativo, inclusivo y justo.

Por Rudy Zamora, director estatal del Programa Chispa Nevada

Chispa Nevada es un programa creado en octubre del 2015 por el Fondo de Educación de la Liga de Votantes por la Conservación (LCV por sus siglas en inglés)

Misión: Como un programa de LCV, la misión de Chispa Nevada es construir el poder de las comunidades de bajos ingresos en todo el país para lograr la justicia climática, la salud comunitaria y la protección del medio ambiente mientras lucha por la rendición de cuentas de los contaminadores y los que toman las decisiones. Nuestros esfuerzos de organización comunitaria y compromiso cívico vigorizan el movimiento ambiental con nuevos líderes, aumentan la participación de los votantes y piden rendición de cuentas a los funcionarios electos entre los días de las elecciones.


Dirigido y centrado en la comunidad Creemos en el poder colectivo y el liderazgo de nuestra comunidad y estamos comprometidos a invertir en su desarrollo. Somos responsables ante nuestra comunidad y centraremos las soluciones dirigidas por la comunidad. Justicia ambiental

Dirigimos nuestro trabajo a través de una lente de justicia ambiental que incluye la justicia racial, social y económica. Creemos en centrarnos en los negros, indígenas, latinos y las comunidades de color más perjudicadas por el racismo y la xenofobia y que rindan cuentas los responsables. Enfoque transformacional


Creemos que nuestra comunidad merece vivir


Chispa NV tiene 3 áreas de enfoque principales: Aire Limpio, compromiso cívico y desarrollo de capacidades. Hacemos esto empleando las siguientes estrategias: organización comunitaria de base, desarrollo de liderazgo, defensa y cabildeo de base.

Resumen de las Prioridades del Programa 2021

Autobuses limpios para niños saludables

Chispa Nevada continúa participando en nuestra campaña Autobuses Limpios para Niños Saludables (CBHN por sus siglas en inglés) donde el enfoque principal es que los distritos escolares en los condados de Clark, Carson y Washoe soliciten fondos para hacer la transición a los autobuses escolares eléctricos.

Iniciativa Climática de Nevada

Chispa Nevada continúa participando en la Iniciativa Climática de Nevada al continuar albergando eventos educativos para los miembros de la comunidad con el fin de que puedan entender el plan y participar cuando comience el cronograma para el plan climático del Condado de Clark con el fin de obtener la prioridad de nuestras comunidades tanto en la Iniciativa Climática de Nevada como en el Plan Climático del Condado de Clark.

Sesión Legislativa

Chispa Nevada involucró a nuestros miembros para garantizar que las políticas que son prioridad para nuestra comunidad se aborden y se aprueben con una lente de justicia racial y equidad. Tuvimos temas prioritarios identificados para asegurarnos de que nos enfocáramos en las prioridades de las comunidades y no en la de los financiadores. Este año nos centramos en un proyecto de ley de smog, infraestructura de electrificación del transporte, eficiencia energética y gas natural. @ChispaNV





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Latina Preparing Road to Congress

Carolina Serrano Carolina is a proud Colombian American and the youngest of four kids. She was born in the US and spent her formative years between the US and Colombia. She came to Las Vegas in early 2003, where the whole Serrano family transplanted to Nevada and has called the silver state home for almost 20 years.

Carolina believes three key issues affect Nevadans regardless of their party affiliation: the economy, jobs, and immigration.

Carolina paid her way through college at UNLV, working in our world-class hospitality industry. She earned her degree in Journalism and Media Studies, but her passion for people caused her to pivot from media and focus on public policy. She worked on Capitol Hill briefly before leading the Hispanic outreach effort for President Donald J. Trump back in Las Vegas.

Carolina believes three key issues affect Nevadans regardless of their party affiliation: the economy, jobs, and immigration. Our country’s economy is at a grinding halt due to decades of wasteful government spending which has accelerated under the current administration. The inflation we are seeing is the cruelest form of taxation. Inflation is a tax on middle-class Americans and is being driven due to trilliondollar spending packages.

Jobs have disappeared as corporations move their operations overseas, small businesses have closed due to extended lockdowns, and overly generous government unemployment benefits keep workers at home. A productive workforce creates a healthier and happier society, and we must focus on ensuring America gets back to work.

Lastly, uncontrolled immigration has assaulted America’s sovereignty. Carolina makes no apologies for making American workers her top priority. Current immigration policies exploit foreign workers while pricing out our American workers and put additional stress on already crumbling healthcare and education systems. With Carolina in Congress, we will no longer ignore our failing immigration system. Carolina is the perfect person to champion these issues because, most importantly, she understands people. She will blaze a new path for the GOP because she knows that for the party to stand a chance against these extreme forces, we must forge a new way forward where there is no room for elected officials who play it safe from the sidelines.



The Libre Initiative

As we begin to recover from the pandemic, it’s essential that lawmakers in Carson City and Washington empower every Nevadan and every American by removing barriers to opportunity. Daniel Garza

The LIBRE Initiative works for Nevadans’ American dream By DANIEL GARZA

The LIBRE Initiative-Nevada works to amplify the voices of the Silver State’s Hispanics on the issues most important to our communities. On health care, education, immigration, criminal justice reform, and economic opportunity, we strive to knock down barriers that stand in the way of everyone achieving their American dream. That’s true whether we are working with state or federal lawmakers to build a stronger economy, increase access to affordable health care, expand educational options so every family can find the education that best fits their children’s unique gifts, reform the immigration system to ensure certainty for people who want to contribute to their communities while improving enforcement, or transform the criminal justice system to create safe communities and provide second chances. Just in the past year, at the state level we’ve worked to reform Nevada’s traffic laws so minor traffic violations would no longer be considered crimes rather than civil offenses, decreasing the risk that a small infraction could ruin someone’s life. And we’ve supported a personal option over a public option in health care, to protect the care people already have and to increase access to innovative options such as telehealth. At the federal level we’ve worked to reimagine health care by supporting patient-centered reforms such as expansion



of tax-free health savings accounts, including for those on Medicare. A growing economy is essential to the well-being of Nevada’s Hispanic community. As we begin to recover from the pandemic, it’s essential that lawmakers in Carson City and Washington empower every Nevadan and every American by removing barriers to opportunity. That includes state responsibilities, such as reforming or eliminating unnecessary occupational licensing restrictions that keep people from earning a living, as well as broad federal policy such as the kind of wasteful spending that undermines economic recovery and hinders our ability to respond to future crises. And we must modernize our immigration system, including providing a permanent solution for Dreamers, many of whom have lived in the U.S. for over two decades and have been contributors to our communities. At the same time, Congress should move measures to modernize ports of entry, enhance security, and focus enforcement where it will do the most good. The LIBRE Initiative-Nevada is working every day in communities across the state to help people improve their lives, including standing with others who are fighting for freedoms of their own. And we’ll work with anyone who shares our vision that every person has something to contribute to their community. Daniel Garza, a native Californian now living in Texas, is president of The LIBRE Initiative. He has served as an elected official, a congressional staffer, and as a White House aide.




Lawmaker and Former LVMPD Leader

Tom Roberts Announces Candidacy for Metro Sheriff

I think my legislative experience will be invaluable as I can work with my former colleagues to pass laws that really help Metro make Clark County the safest community in America,”


tate Assemblyman and former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Assistant Sheriff, Tom Roberts, officially announced his candidacy today for Clark County Sheriff.

“I have dedicated my entire life to the service of this country and this state,” Roberts said. “Throughout my career, I have always put the safety of our communities first, ensured that law enforcement has the tools to keep everyone safe, and worked to bring diverse voices to the decision-making process. Now more than ever it is important to have community involvement, so Clark County residents continue to feel safe and know that their voices are being heard.”

“I know what it takes to do this job, and what this police organization needs as we move into the future.

Roberts joined Metro in 1993 after a successful career in the United States Air Force. After serving in several posts overseas, he was transferred to Nellis Air Force Base and has called Nevada home ever since. He moved up quickly at Metro, eventually being named to the post of Assistant Sheriff in 2015. At Metro, he oversaw departments such as the Patrol Division and Investigative Services Division. He was also on the leadership team during the devastating October 1, 2017, mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. “I’ve been a leader at Metro through some of the toughest times in that department’s history,” he said. “I know what it takes to do this job, and what this police organization needs as we move into the future. This department must be accountable and seek more community involvement. I want to hear directly from members of our community on how we



can do a better job of policing and patrolling your streets.” After retiring from Metro in 2018, Roberts ran successfully for the Nevada State Assembly, where he has served two terms and was named to a leadership position in both the 2019 and the 2021 Legislative Sessions. While there he worked with other legislators on substantive police reform bills and supported legislation looking to strengthen laws that prevent violent crime and punish violent repeat offenders.

“I think my legislative experience will be invaluable as I can work with my former colleagues to pass laws that really help Metro make Clark County the safest community in America,” Roberts said. “In addition, I will be an advocate for responsible reform that takes into account the difficult job our officers face on a daily basis while keeping our residents and visitors safe.” Roberts received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He also received a Master’s Degree in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma. Tom is married to his wife of 33 years, Maria. Together they have two sons, Ryan and Brendan. Both sons are graduates of UNLV and his oldest, Ryan, followed in his father’s footsteps and recently joined the Metropolitan Police Department. To learn more, visit


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Meet Joe Lombardo Elections

As we recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sheriff Joe Lombardo is making a point to honor police officers, teachers, health care workers and first responders of Hispanic heritage. Joe Lombardo knows it is the diversity of our people and shared values that make America great.

Every year, Hispanic Heritage Month serves as a reminder of the tremendous impact Hispanic Americans have made in our state & our nation. Nevada is lucky enough to be home to more than 900,000 Hispanic Americans who contribute their talents to our communities every day. America was built, and continues to thrive on a diverse population committed to the shared values that make us great; freedom, responsibility, opportunity, and justice. The same diversity of ideas and shared commitment must pave the way for the dialogue that often serves as a catalyst for positive change. Throughout my career in law enforcement, I’ve learned that we cannot thrive as a community-based agency without first doing the work to understand the community. That’s why I, as Sheriff, I lean so heavily on the Multi-Cultural Advisory Council to help our police officers be both better prepared and better community partners. As Sheriff of Nevada’s largest county, I am charged with providing direction for the almost 6,000 officers who protect and serve the 2.2 million residents of Clark County every day. While most of the responsibilities I have as Sheriff involve the safety of our communities, another key component of my job is listening. Whether that is to our administrators, our officers, the Multi-Cultural Advisory Council, or our citizens, the power to engage with others and learn from their experiences and expertise cannot be overstated. I’ve learned so much from speaking with community



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Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman secured enough votes to win re-election outright, and she was sworn in May 1 to her third and final term in office.

members about the issues that keep them up at night, their fears, hopes, expectations, and the changes they see in their community. Understanding how neighborhoods evolve helps us keep the entire community safe and allows us to get ahead of problems and maximize opportunities. These community-based conversations are a big reason why I’m running for Governor. For far too long, the decisions made in Carson City have been isolated, and our leaders insulated from real people with real problems. Decisions have been reactive instead of strategic, and too focused on lobbyists and campaign donors instead of the overall good of the community. Our state and nation face an uncertain future and never before has vision, communication, and decisive leadership been more critical. Leadership starts with creating an environment for people to make decisions on what’s best for the future of our state. It isn’t about picking winners and losers, advancing a personal agenda, or trading favors; it is about doing what is right even when no one is paying attention. It’s time to end reactive policies and get behind a plan. Nevada has always been susceptible to economic fluctuation, so we need leaders willing to protect our jobs, grow our economy, and dedicate limited resources to the things that have the most impact. That’s why I’ve pledged to veto any new tax increase because Nevada families are struggling

Throughout Sheriff Joe Lombardo’s career in law enforcement, he learned early on that a community-based agency cannot thrive without first doing the work to understand the community. As we recognize National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sheriff Lombardo explains the importance of being a true community partner, which starts with celebrating the diversity of our people and the shared values that make our state and nation great.

to make it through these difficult times. And why I am a strong believer in career and job training that prepares our workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow while also creating a powerful recruiting tool to bring new businesses to our state and keep those we have. It’s also why I’m an advocate for school choice so parents can choose what kind of education they want their children to have. Huge gaps in the quality of education have been exposed, and a lack of leadership during the pandemic has robbed many Nevada children of a full year of quality education, socialization, interaction, and the foundational learning they need to succeed later in life. The government cannot and should not try to be all things to all people, but we should demand that what the government does do, it does effectively. I’m an Army veteran and have been a law enforcement officer for more than thirty years. I’m drawn to a challenge and I’m trained and built to protect people. As cities across the nation burned, small businesses were looted, and great American cities were taken over by chaos and anarchy, we protected the rights of law-abiding citizens here at home. Watching how much damage can be done by poor leaders making bad decisions has only strengthened my belief that we can do better. I’ll always stand up for your right to peacefully protest, but I’ll never lose sight of the fact that just as important as the right to protest is the right to pursue life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness - and that means a zero-tolerance policy for those who riot, loot, vandalize or do harm to our citizens or our police officers.

One hallmark of any prosperous society or community is the safety of its people. During my time as Sheriff, I’m proud to say that we have reduced crime and increased the solve rate of crimes by more than 300%. That means our community leaders, advisory council, police officers, and prosecutors are working together to focus our resources on the repeat and violent criminals that wish to do harm to you and your family. The dangerous narrative coming out of Washington, DC, and Carson City about defunding the police, eroding your freedom, creating new regulations, and even amending the Constitution to allow a state income tax could have a lasting impact on all aspects of life in Nevada. We don’t need to become Washington, DC or California - we just need to allow you the ability to raise your family, get and keep a good job, open a business and have a reasonable expectation that your children will be well educated and safe. We don’t need more government programs to do that. We just need leadership. As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and honor those who have given so much to our nation and our community, I would like to give a special thanks to those who have served in our military, our first responders, healthcare workers, and educators. We all have a chance to leave a lasting mark on our community, and I’m grateful for so many who do so much every day to make Nevada such a special place. Paid for by LOMBARDO FOR GOVERNOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2021 SOUTHERN Nevada Hispanic Magazine


In 2020 the coronavirus pandemic hit Nevada claiming over 5000 lives. The purpose of covid-19 is to kill its victims. Nevada fought back. Meet Some HeroEs During the high peak of the covid-19 crisis in 2020, many lives were lost, and lives were changed forever. The covid-19 crisis was an issue to reckoned with. The call for help was announced and many great, caring, and brave people, immediately moved to the fronts lines to save lives and helped families in need. Meet some of these brave Heros.

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated throughout the United States (Sept.15/Oct.15), it is a time to recognize Hispanics who are making a difference in their communities. People who bring innovation, leadership, and positive energies to an advancing community. We are proud of the many men, women and organizations who continue to aid families in need. The covid-19 crisis has once again proven that during difficult times, some people are ready to help.



It was in January of 2020 when the news of the coronavirus started traveling around the world. To this day all fingers are pointed at a lab in Wuhan China as the blame for released of the deadly virus. By Late February the media was reporting news about the coronavirus that was killing thousands of people around the world. TV News, social media and newspapers were reporting by the minute. More people were dying every day, businesses were forced to close, working families became jobless, schools ordered to close and reorganize an alternative to keep students learning. The economy was put to sleep, and people were asked to wear a mask and stay home to be protected.

By Miguel Barrientos Nevada Hispanic Magazine

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month 2021. During the 1980’s President Ronald Reagan made it official to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month the entire 30 days from September 15 to October 15 of each year. During these days, many community organizations, government agencies, schools and businesses throughout the country enjoy the occasion to celebrate. It’s a time to be proud of our past, share our cultural and learn to embrace the future. Since 2012 El Concilio Hispano has made efforts to include Nevada in the pages of History as the nation celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. This year, we decided our 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month edition of Nevada Hispanic Magazine, be dedicated to the hundreds and thousands of great caring people who risk their lives to help and protect others during the pandemic crisis of 2020 in Nevada. Radio La Voz de Nevada is a local community Talk Radio program on KENO 1460 AM and www.LaVozDeNevada. com, For 18 years we have been providing a radio program aimed at assisting the Hispanic community. During the pandemic crisis of 2020, many great people came out to help, In this edition we are proud to recognize some community leaders who we saw went all out to help those in need and we had the pleasure assisting through our media services. Although there are

many more names that should be included, but due to space, we focused on the ones we worked with to assist the community with information and support during the crisis. Without getting into a formal introduction on each name on this list, we only report and how they were involved at a time of crisis. It was in January of 2020 when the news of the coronavirus started traveling around the world. To this day all fingers are pointed at a lab in Wuhan China as the blame for released of the deadly virus. By Late February the media was reporting news about the coronavirus that was killing thousands of people around the world. News on every channel, social media and the daily newspapers were reporting by the minute. More people were dying every day, businesses were forced to close, working families became jobless, schools ordered to close and reorganize an alternative to keep students learning. The economy was put to sleep, and people were asked to wear a mask and stay home to be protected. While our elected officials at the local, state, and national levels were working long hours on the details to aid the people, the local community outcry for help was sounded and the call for action was on. Some of the local leadership immediately moved to the front lines of the battle to organize the help needed to thousands of families. People needed to learn more about the enemy named corona virus and how to stay protected.




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Caroline Goodman Las Vegas Mayor

Olivia Diaz Las Vegas City Councilwoman

Catherine Cortes Masto Nevada U.S. Senador

The COVID-19

pandemic was confirmed to have reached the U.S. state of Nevada on March 5, 2020. Because of concerns about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak declared a state of emergency on March 12, 2020. Four days later, Nevada reported its first death. On March 17, 2020, Sisolak ordered the closure of non-essential businesses in the state, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Grocery stores were among the businesses considered essential, and restaurants were allowed to provide drive-thru, takeout, and delivery services. At the end of March 2020, Sisolak announced a 90-day moratorium on evictions and foreclosures for commercial and residential tenants. Various protests were held against Sisolak’s shutdown order beginning in April 2020. Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman was also critical of the shutdown and its length, urging Sisolak to reopen the state. Goodman was widely criticized after suggesting that Las Vegas become a control group to test the effectiveness of social distancing. Nevada launched the first phase of its reopening on May 9, 2020. Restaurants, retailers, outdoor malls, and hair salons were among the businesses allowed to reopen, but with precautions in place, such as limiting occupancy to 50 percent. A second phase went into effect on May 29, 2020. It allowed for the reopening of state parks and businesses such as bars, gyms, and movie theaters. Casinos began reopening on June 4, 2020. COVID-19 cases increased following the reopening, and facial masks were mandated for residents at the end of June 2020. Bars in certain counties were closed the following month to help stop the rise in cases, and they gradually reopened over the next few months. In September 2020, Sisolak announced that live shows and conventions could resume with reduced attendance. Cases began to rise again in October 2020, following a decline in the months prior. COVID-19 vaccinations began at the end of 2020, and Sisolak reduced capacity for gatherings and various businesses to



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help stop the surge in cases. When the pandemic alarm was sounded, City of Las Vegas Mayor Caroline Goodman mobilized the city leaders from different departments to act. Las Vegas Councilwoman Olivia Diaz Ward 3, Assemblyman Edgar Flores District 28, and Assemblywoman Selena Torrez, Dist. 3 with the support of the Nevada Hispanic Legislation Caucus formed the NHLC Covid-19 Task Force. Immediately the team came out on the local media providing updates to keep families safe. Community leaders unified with volunteers began to provided water, food baskets and plenty of support to families affected. Most of the Las Vegas Media, were out with their news team on the streets and web sites keeping the community informed by the minute. The team at Radio La Voz De Nevada provided daily interviews with community leaders and up-date covid-19 reports on the radio and social media. The team at Radio La Voz de Nevada are: Latino Media Consultant Rosana Romero, Project 180 Selene Lozada, Community Activist Fermin Ramirez, CHISPA Outreach Rodrigo Gonzales, United Way of Southern Nevada- Janet Quintero Machuca Health Clincs Dr Rogelio Machuca, Global Pro Med Maggie Petrel, SNHD Jorge Viote, La Voz De Nevada News Team Lupita Humildad and Alez Orozco. A call for help to the community went out over the media and in a few days, within hours families and businesses in the community responded to the call and came out to help as volunteers and with donations. The Nevada office of the Small Business Administration,with Saul Ramos heading the community outreach to inform the Latino business community of the financial assistance available. Saul Ramos hit Ithe airwaves and social media to alert the Latino business community help was available. Inclusion, the LCC with Peter Guzman was able to get on board with a committee assisting the Governor in providing $70 Million, available to help small businesses. University of Nevada Reno assisted with the Nevada Economic Development Office and the Hispanic outreach professionals Reyna Mendez and Juan Salas, organized weekly virtual

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Tick Segerblom Clark County Commissioner

James Gibson Clark County Commissioner

meetings with many Latino business’ owners. The Nevada Hispanic Business Group, founded by Joe Hernandez and Laura Nowlan had their team on the phone and computer reaching their members on how to seek support available through the SBA. The Columbian, Peruvian, Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela community business groups were on the same team helping their members as well. Through this support of Saul Ramos at SBA, many local small businesses received assistance to keep their staff on payroll and continue their business.

phase-one reopening, and Sisolak said that the Nevada Gaming Control Board would be responsible for decisions about when such businesses could reopen. Bars, concert venues, malls, nightclubs, and large sporting events would remain closed as well during phase one. Sisolak said that county governments would be responsible for deciding when to let their communities reopen. On May 26, 2020, Governor Sisolak announced that casinos would be allowed to reopen on June 4, while phase two of business reopening would begin sooner, on May 29.

On April 8, 2020, Sisolak ordered the closure of real estate open houses, golf courses, and basketball and tennis courts. Meanwhile, closed liquor stores in the Las Vegas Valley began home delivery of alcohol, allowing them to compete against grocery stores.

On June 11, 2020, Sisolak announced that Nevada counties and cities would split $148.5 million in grants, provided through the CARES Act. Meanwhile, the state had been experiencing an increase in new daily cases, but health officials did not yet believe that it was the beginning of a second wave, based on the initial data. One reason for the surge in cases was a significant increase in testing over the previous two weeks. The reopening of businesses also contributed to the rise.

On April 15, 2020, Mayor Goodman called Sisolak’s shutdown “total insanity” and urged him to reopen the state. U.S. President Donald Trump, who owns Trump International Hotel Las Vegas, said he was fine with Sisolak’s shutdown order, while acknowledging Goodman’s dissatisfaction with it. On April 21, 2020, Sisolak said that Nevada was in a “phase zero” of plans for reopening the state and easing social distancing. At the end of the month, Nevada joined the Western States Pact, a group of neighboring states working together on how to proceed with reopening. Sisolak extended his stayat-home order until May 15, and noted that coronavirus cases and deaths had leveled out. Retailers and marijuana dispensaries would be allowed to offer curbside pick-up. Golf courses, as well as tennis and pickleball courts, would also be allowed to reopen. Up to that time, several rural counties had urged Sisolak to quickly reopen the state’s economy. Sisolak expressed his hope to have the state move into phase one by May 15, 2020. Casinos would not be included in the

On June 15, 2020, Sisolak announced that the state was not yet ready to enter phase three of reopening, due to rising cases and hospitalizations. However, he said the hospitalizations were not numerous enough to overwhelm the state’s hospitals. On June 24, 2020, Sisolak ordered that face masks must be worn in all public spaces beginning on June 26. Several days later, he extended phase two through the end of July. Positive cases of COVID-19 continued to rise through the end of the month, with indoor venues presenting the biggest risk. In July 2020, the state announced further plans to combat the virus, including increased enforcement of safety measures and hotlines for people to report business violations. On August 3, 2020, Sisolak unveiled a new plan for dealing with COVID-19 outbreaks in counties. The plan would focus on determining the cause of such outbreaks and taking HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2021 SOUTHERN Nevada Hispanic Magazine



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Maggie Petrel Global Med Pro

appropriate action to stop them, such as shutting down facilities where outbreaks originate. Sisolak said the plan would move away from the system of phased openings. Meanwhile, President Trump reduced National Guard funding by 25 percent for Nevada and 47 other states. Sisolak sought to restore full funding from the federal government, but was ultimately rejected. On August 11, 2020, Sisolak signed a law granting legal protection to many reopened business, preventing “frivolous” lawsuits relating to COVID-19. Two days later, Nevada reported its 1,000th death from COVID-19. As of August 23, 2020, 18 states had placed travel restrictions on people traveling from Nevada and other states. Such people were often required to quarantine themselves upon arrival in one of the 18 states. Nevada, which is dependent on tourism, had not placed any restrictions on travelers coming to the state. During August, the state reported its lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since June. On September 8, 2020, the state reported its lowest daily increase of COVID-19 cases in nearly three months. The state’s positivity rate dropped to its lowest level since June. On September 12, 2020, President Trump held an outdoor rally at Minden–Tahoe Airport, as part of his 2020 presidential campaign. The Minden rally attracted more than 5,000 people, and Sisolak criticized Trump for holding the event, as public gatherings were still limited to 50 people. A day after the Minden event, Trump held a campaign rally in Henderson, marking his first indoor rally since a controversial Tulsa event in June. Sisolak criticized Trump for holding the event, citing the 50-person limit on gatherings. On September 29, 2020, Sisolak raised the limit on most public gatherings to either 250 people, or 50-percent



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capacity, whichever is less. Conventions, showrooms, and stadiums were allowed to resume events with reduced capacity. The health districts in Clark and Washoe County complained that they had been excluded from discussions about Sisolak’s latest changes. Although COVID-19 cases declined during August and September 2020, they saw a resurgence during October. Cases continued to rise especially in Washoe County. Sisolak introduced the Pandemic Emergency Technical Support (PETS) program, providing $20 million in grants to small businesses that apply. He also said there would be no new COVID-19 restrictions for the time being, despite the rise in cases, which was attributed to residents who had grown tired of following COVID-19 precautions. By the end of October, COVID-19 cases had topped 100,000 in Nevada. Positive cases continued to rise in November 2020, and several states once again placed travel restrictions on people arriving from Nevada. This included requirements to get tested or to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. On November 10, 2020, because of the large increase in daily cases, Sisolak strongly urged residents to stay home as much as possible over the next 14 days, with a proposal called Stay at Home 2.0. He urged people to work from home if possible, and said the state would have to implement severe lockdown restrictions on businesses if cases did not decline. He said that non-residents were still welcome to visit the state because of its dependency on tourism. Three days later, Sisolak tested positive for the virus. On November 22, 2020, as cases continued to rise dramatically, Sisolak announced a three-week “pause” that would go into effect two days later. He noted that 10 percent of the state’s COVID-19 cases had been reported in the past week. Under the new restrictions, certain businesses – including casinos, restaurants, bars, and gyms – would have their operating capacity reduced to 25 percent. Public gatherings would be reduced from 250 people to 50, or 25 percent of a building’s

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Dr. Jesus Jara CCSD Superintendent

Susie Lee Congresswoman

capacity. Private gatherings were reduced back to 10 people. Sisolak also restricted Thanksgiving gatherings to 10 people, from a maximum of two households. Since the start of the pandemic, state hospitalizations had reached their highest level ever, with 97 percent of them occurring in Clark and Washoe County. The majority of cases were occurring in young people, in their 20s and 30s. Goodman criticized Sisolak’s latest orders, calling him a “dictator” and stating that his actions would further harm the Las Vegas economy. Nevada continued to experience record-high hospitalizations during early December 2020, more than doubling the number of hospitalized patients from a month prior. To continue aiding the state with the pandemic, Sisolak announced an extension of the National Guard through March, marking the longest and largest deployment in state history. On December 13, 2020, Sisolak announced a four-week extension of his recent pause. The next day, COVID-19 vaccinations began in the state. On December 19, 2020, the state surpassed 200,000 cases, doubling the number from seven weeks earlier. Hospitals continued their struggle to keep up with COVID-19 patients, and the state surpassed 3,000 deaths at the end of the month Hospitalizations saw a decline during early January 2021, although the number of daily cases and deaths had reached record highs. Health officials were concerned that cases may rise further, as a result of recent gatherings that occurred during Christmas and New Year’s Eve. On January 11, 2021, Sisolak extended his pause for another 30 days. The state reported its 4,000th death before the end of the month, although cases and hospitalizations began a decline. On February 11, 2021, Sisolak announced that he would scale back his restrictions from November. The changes would take effect four days later, and Sisolak planned to eventually let local governments make decisions about gathering and capacity sizes, starting May 1, 2021. Sisolak also approved an additional $50 million for the PETS program. Meanwhile, new COVID-19 cases continued to drop. Nevada reported

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Dina Titus Congresswoman

its 5,000th death on March 4, 2021, although new cases continued their decline. Las Vegas showed significant signs of returning to normalcy, as conditions continued to improve. On March 15, 2021, business capacity was increased to 50 percent. Meanwhile, U.S. vice president Kamala Harris visited Las Vegas to promote the American Rescue Plan, which would include $4.5 billion in aid for the state. On March 17, 2021, one year after Sisolak’s shutdown order, Mayor Goodman again criticized his decision and the effects that it had on the state. On April 13, 2021, Sisolak announced that beginning May 1, governance over most public health orders would be transferred from the state to local counties—allowing them to ease restrictions at the pace they see fit. Sisolak expected all counties to have lifted restrictions by June 1. With the transition of power, Clark County increased business capacity to 80% on May 1. Shortly thereafter, the mask mandate was eased based on new CDC guidance, exempting them from being worn by the fully- vaccinated when in outdoor public spaces. Clark County ended all other COVID-19 restrictions on June 1, 2021. Statewide cases and hospitalizations began to rise later that month, due to vaccine hesitancy and the emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant. By July 2021, Nevada’s infection rate was among the worst in the U.S., reaching its highest level since February. The pandemic became the daily topic in the news and the demand for information from the health officials was in high gear. Our team Immediately connected with our friend Jorge Viote Community Outreach Coordinator at the Southern Nevada Health District to request updated information of the pandemic and how to stay protected against the enemy that was claiming lives every day. Jorge Viote, immediately accepted the invitation and went into action with reports from the SNHD on Radio La Voz De Nevada and most Latino Radio and TV news programs. Soon Maggie Petrel, owner of Global Pro Med (a business consultant in the health industry), contacted me to assist in providing additional time HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2021 SOUTHERN Nevada Hispanic Magazine



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Eric Palacios Attorney at Law

Rodrigo Gonzalez CHISPA

Fermin Ramirez Radio Host

Selene Lozada Opportunity 180

To this day in 2021, we continue to include the Covid-19 daily updates on with the continuous support of JoAnn Prevetti at Silver Summit Health Plan and Glorimar Camejo and Judith Fleischman and Maggie Petrel with Cano Health Clinics.

Tirso Alberto Sermeno Alvarez with their staff, immediately went to work to assist families with the help of hundreds of volunteers. Together with the help of the local media, these Leaders were able to provide tons of food for the needy in Clark County. La Bonita Supermarkets was generous with tons of food donated and the staff to assist in getting it out to the people. Mr WOW, Victor Flores the famous Ad Man for La Bonita was present at many events. Tony Sanches, VP at NV Energy, is one for sure we would see at the front lines helping families. Tony Sanchez was very instrumental for a lot of help that was taking place. NV Energy has been a great friend of the Latino community and when it came time to assist with their energy bills during the pandemic, NV Energy left no one out in the cold or in the heat. During a back-toschool event to provide free supplies and backpacks to the students at the Rafael Rivera community center organized by Councilwoman Olivia Diaz and her staff, Maggie Petrel, Ruben Kihuen, Joe Lombardo METRO Police, Jesus Jara at CCSD, Silver Summit Health Plan, NV Energy, RTC, United Way of Southern Nevada, Clark County Commissioners Tick Segerblom, Jim Gibson, the office of the Governor, Southern Nevada Health District, Religion Groups, and many health care providers are to be congratulated for a superior service to the community.

As soon as the outcry from the community for help came pouring, Nevada Assemblyman Edgar Flores and Assemblywoman Selena Torrez with the help from the member of the Nevada Hispanic Legislative Caucus. The Hispanic Council a Hispanic outreach group of Latino Police Officers at Metro Police and the offices of Senators Catherine Cortez Masto, and Jacky Rosen, Congresswomen, Dina Titus and Susie Lee. Las Vegas Mayor Caroline Goodman, Las Vegas Councilwomen Olivia Diaz, North Las Vegas Councilman Issacc Barron, Clark County Commissioners Tick Segerblom and James Gibson , Giaconda Arguello Klien Secretay/ Treasure at the Culinary Union Local 226, Ruben Kihuen at Casa del Inmigrante, the offices of the Mexican General Consulate -Julian Escutia, Consulate General El Salvador,

While on the radio in April of 2020, we begin receiving calls about more people gathering at different locations asking for help with food and water. Radio host, and with CHISPA, Rodrigo Gonzalez, came out to see how serious it was. You could read through their eyes they needed help. Rodrigo was able to connect many people with agencies that were aiding families. At this moment we went to work to find hot meals for at lease 1000 persons. I contacted my friend Reynaldo Robledo, CEO of Roberto’s Taco Shop to see what we could do. Giving away 1000 hot meals at a time when the restaurants were not doing very well and many were closing, was not too easy to accomplish, however, Reynaldo said “Roberto’s Taco Shop will help with 1000 meals”. Reynaldo agreed to provide the hot meals at a very low cost

on the radio for information to the Latino community about the Coronavirus. Together with, Maggie Petrel we organized radio program with daily health advise to stay protected. Within a few hours, Maggie notified me that Dr. Rojelio Machuca with Machuca Health Clinics, did not hesitate to come on board. Inclusion, in a matter of days, Maggie was able to obtain the support of Silver Summit Health Plan to sponsor a community radio program providing health care information, to learn more about the corona virus and how to stay protected. Maggie Petrel continues to be a strong supporter with many community groups assisting hundreds of families every week. Councilwoman Olivia Diaz, Assembly Edgar Flores, and Assemblywoman Selena Torres were on radio providing information on how to obtain family support. Within a few weeks we had the daily radio show well equipped with professionals in the health care, elected officials and community leaders with volunteers aiding the community.



During the pandemic crisis of 2020, many great people came out to help, In this edition we are proud to recognize some community leaders who we saw went all out to help those in need...

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to serve a free hot Big Breakfast Burrito to 1000 people in need. Now that we had the hot meals approved, we went online and ask our friends to pitch in with a little to help us cover the remaining cost. I promised you, it was in less then 30-minutes we had the support from Joe Hernandez with Branch Hernandez Insurance and founder of the Nevada Hispanic Business Group, Manny Vasquez Family, Eddie Diaz at The Libre Initiative, Peter Guzman-President Latin Chamber of Commerce, Maggie Petrel with Global Med Pro Consulting, Yadira Breland Farmers Insurance, Cindy Zermeno Moore, Silver Summit Health Plan and Attorney Erick Palacios. The funds were approved, and the cooking was on. Now to get it out to the needy families. Valeria Gurr with American Federation for Children assisted by getting 250 hot meals to parents and children living in low-income communities. Juan Isaias a friend of many years who is a volunteer in his church and has been of great help to many families, did not hesitate to help and was able to serve 250 delicious Big Breakfast Burrito in low-income areas where many people meet asking for help. Eddie Diaz with the Libre Initiative was of great help to reach out to another 250 persons to enjoy a hot meal, and with the help of The Hispanic Council at Metro Police, and a group of volunteers, were able to serve another 250 persons seeking a meal at different city parks. In total we got 1000 smiles in return. Thanks to Reynaldo Robledo and all the cooks and staff at Roberto’s Taco Shop, who assisted in preparing 1000 hot and delicious big Breakfast Burritos and to all the financial supporters and volunteers. Pastor Mark Gamboa of Las Vegas is a Godly man who went to work on feeding the needy and was able to assist hundreds of families with Hot meals and baskets of food and water. Pastor Mark Gamboa continues to provide food to many families every week. One cannot forget to mention the loving and caring team of volunteers at Three Square Food Bank, together with the help of many community groups, churches and volunteer’s, Three Square Food Bank continues to provide daily meals and food baskets to thousands of needy families in Clark County. Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, the

Janet Quintero United Way of Southern Nevada

Metropolitan Police Las Vegas

Regional Transit Commission, headed by CEO M.J. Maynard has continued to work with community organization to provide free transportation to thousands of people in need. RTC was also providing free transportation for people to go obtain the vaccines and other services people needed, RTC continues to be the best public transportation systems in Nevada and prepared to serve. Soon after, the health reports were saying the Latino population was being hit the hardest with more victims to covid-19. Again, a call for action was needed. Community leaders with the direction of Ericka Aviles, created a community outreach campaign to get out information on growing concern in the Latino communities. Ericka Aviles, owner of Ericka Aviles Consulting went to work with many community leaders and created the “Esta en Tus Manos” a community outreach campaign. It was well accepted by the media and did a lot of good in Latino community while it lasted. During the pandemic crisis of 2020 in Nevada, the time came to decide how the CCSD was going to handle the education portion of society. The CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara with the CCSD Board, decided it would be best to move the students to home schooling. This was a difficult task due to the short notice and with the pandemic. When parents learned home schooling was the best option at that moment, Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara immediately with his staff of administrators and teachers went to work and put together the homeschooling system for students and parents. Soon after there were unexpected issues with the Internet service provided by Cox. The low-income community were the hardest hit. Once the outcry came pouring from the parents, Valeria Gurr and her team of Volunteers with American Federation for Children, and Selene Lozada with Opportunity 180 , joined by parents of school children, met with Superintendent Dr Jesus Jara and some elected Officials to work out and assist the details to assure every child was able to receive home schooling with the appropriate Internet services and laptops. Dr. Jesus Jara did what he needed to do, and what was best for the students. HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2021 SOUTHERN Nevada Hispanic Magazine



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Veleria Gurr American Federation for Children

Victor Flores (Mr Wow) La Bonita Super Markets

Ruben Kihuen Casa Del Inmigrante

Soon after many long hours of working to fix the problem the situation was resolved, and every student had quality access to the Internet and laptops. It was a great challenge for the parents and students during this transition, but when you have a great leadership and volunteers who can understand and have patience with the people, it all works out well for everyone. Our thanks to Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara, all the staff at CCSD and the many volunteers who stood firm in working as a community to resolve the education issues during the pandemic crisis of 2020. Not everything is perfect yet, but the work being done is helping to improve the education for students and parents. One would expect that the people would be running to take the vaccine. President Biden won the elections in 2020 and set a goal of 70% of the people in the U.S. would be vaccinated by July 4 th , 2021. This did not happen and only 50% were vaccinated. Some say, this did not happen because of a few elected officials took to the media, that the vaccines were not safe. But by early June 2021, the ones who were not yet vaccinated decide to go out without masks as if they were already vaccinated and avoided the potential of being infected. By August 2021 the health crisis comes back claiming many lives of people per day at the national level. Nevada grew from 3 victims dying per week to 27. Health officials were reporting that the people who were dying and suffering in then hospitals were the people who failed to take the vaccine. The covid-19 health crisis is not completely over. We now see what is called “Variants” on the rise and is a health issue we probably will continue to learn about for many years. But if we continue to listen to the health science experts and healthcare leaders, we may just

Julian Escutia General Consulate of Mexico

Juan Salas University of Nevada Reno

be able to continue our lives to normality as we knew it. On August 20, 2021, The FDA announces the release of a fully approved vaccine and the first “booster Shot” to be released on September 20. 2021. More people that were hesitant about the vaccine, are now mostly convince it does save lives. As Nevadans continue to stay alert and protected, we should be at normality one day soon. But as the challenges continues, I am confident we will continue to see many more heroes on the front lines of the battle ready to assist people in their needs to continue their path in this lifetime. As you have read, the 2020 Covid-19 crisis was one seen like never in this generation. It was test of time for humanity. Nevadans pulled together from all sides as a unified community. While some Politicians decided to jump into the political spectrum with the pandemic, creating a division by claiming the covid-19 vaccines are not safe, only time will tell us who was right and who was not in the best interest for the People of the United States. One thing we enjoyed seeing again, was the Community for all races came together and responded to the call of help and save lives. We are grateful for the support of all the people involved during the crisis of 2020. If you have not been able to help in some way, please find a local community non-profit group you would like to help with a financial donation. Together we are keeping Nevada Strong. Thank You to all the great people who in their own way became involved to help their families and neighbors. El Concilio Hispano Media is proud to recognize some of the many Heroes who we assisted through our media services. We saw real Heroes who did not think twice to coming out and help those in need. Happy Hispanic Heritage Month 2021 and please stay safe.

Miguel Barrientos is an advocate for Latino empowerment through involvement and voting. General Manager at El Concilio Hispano Media Group. Producer of community radio programs Radio La Voz De Nevada with a Talk Radio format from Las Vegas since 2003. www.RadioLa, #LaVozDeNevada, Nevada Hispanic Magazine and community events are a part of El Concilio Hispano Media Group. This article was also researched on Wikipedia Encyclopedia. A great place to find valuable information on Covid-19.



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“Muchas GRACIAS” a los voluntarios de muchas organizaciones y familias que han estado al frente de la pandemia ayudando a miles de familias en el sur de Nevada. Juntos vamos a salir de esto pronto.

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DACA Governor Sisolak meets with DREAMERS, Photo by Office for New Americans.


Governor Sisolak Meets with Students to Discuss future of DACA and the Efforts at the Federal Level to Bring Relief to Dreamers

Las Vegas, NV – Sept 22, 2021, the Governor’s Office for New Americans (ONA) and the NSHE All Access Committee hosted a meeting with Governor Steve Sisolak and immigrant students from Southern Nevada to discuss the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and efforts at the federal level to bring relief to Dreamers, Temporary Protective Status (TPS) holders, and farm and essential workers. On July of this year, Federal Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the United States District Court in Houston issued a ruling against the DACA program deeming it unlawful and effectively blocking the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from approving new DACA applications. This was a devastating blow to the DACA-eligible population that had recently become eligible to apply again after new DACA applications were paused for over three years under the previous administration. “Our DACA recipients and DACA-eligible population have always been part of the fabric of Nevada and I am proud of the talents, skills, and contributions - especially during this COVID-19 pandemic - that they bring to our great state,” said Governor Steve Sisolak. “Today, I got to hear directly from them. They told me about the uncertainty they have dealt with over the years. Dreamers and the rest of the immigrant community have waited too long and worked so hard for the good of the United States and it is time that Congress delivers them a path to citizenship.” As DACA recipients continue to wait on pending litigation on the future of DACA, Congress has been pushing for a more permanent solution and efforts were underway to include a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, and farm and essential workers in the Democratic authored $3.5 trillion budget bill. On September 19, 2021, the non-partisan Senate Parliamentarian determined that the immigration provisions were not substantially budget-related and ruled that legalization for the 8 million people within these groups



could not be included on the budget bill. “The ruling from the Senate Parliamentarian was devastating to the millions of immigrants who have given so much, especially during the pandemic, and have created a life for themselves and their families in this country and in our State,” said Charina de Asis, Director of the Governor’s Office for New Americans. “We need lasting protections for the millions of undocumented immigrants who are critical to the future of this country and of Nevada. My office remains committed to supporting our immigrant students, their families, and all immigrant populations in our state.” In this meeting, immigrant students were able to share with the Governor how they and their families are being impacted by the current state of immigration in our country. The NSHE All Access Committee, which was founded in 2014 to help build a comprehensive, state-wide support system providing tangible resources and on-campus support for students who are undocumented or who received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as immigrant students under other statuses such as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), helped lead the conversation. “More than ever, undocumented students and families across Nevada need educators and community members to be fierce advocates for immigration reform,” said Mariana Sarmiento Hernandez, Co-Chair of the NSHE All Access Committee. “Undocumented students make our state vibrant and strong. But the incredible challenges that students face to achieving higher education, safety, and equal access to opportunities are critical and urgent.” ONA will continue to work closely with the NSHE All Access Committee to ensure that immigrant students and their families continue to receive support and the necessary resources as they continue to navigate these stressful times.


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Announces Partnership with Latin Music Icon Emilio Estefan

Cano Health Grows Cano Health is breaking new ground by announcing a partnership with global entertainment producer and Latin music icon Emilio Estefan. Mr. Estefan plans to help Cano reach underserved communities and improve their quality of life with better healthcare access. Cano Health operates over 100 value-based primary care centers and supports affiliated medical practices that specialize in primary care for seniors in Nevada, Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, and additional developing markets. The enterprise is ranked number one in quality from multiple Medicare and Medicare plans. In June 2021 Cano Health begun trading on the NYSE. furthering its mission of reaching all corners of the country with the best, most innovative healthcare delivery model possible. Cano Health is a growing presence in Las Vegas and provides quality healthcare services that differentiate it from other providers. This includes patient-centered programs such as Cano at Home with planned visits to a patient’s home; telehealth with virtual and personalized consultations; transportation services to and from home for medical appointments; wellness centers with various physical and mental health activities; Cano Life, a special rewards program for members; diabetes management; physiotherapy; dental services; and a new Healthy Heart cardiology program.



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INFORMANDO y CONECTANDO Latino Population in Nevada is at 32%, Clark County 38%, Annually Spending Power $21Billion + Home Ownership 56%, Nevada Latino Voting Power 29%+, Southern Nevada. Clark County 350,000 qualified Latino Voters The Latino population is growing and learning more about Politics. Getting Out To Vote (GOTV) is a growing trend among Latinos of all ages. Since 2003 the Professional Team of Journalist, Activist and Community Leaders with Radio La Voz de Nevada, have provided valuable information, helping thousands of Latino families move up the ladder and grow strong. Every Important Community Leader in the Latino population is working with our Radio La Voz De Nevada team, to assure our listeners are informed on important news and information.

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NALEO Educational Fund Statement on Release of 2020 Census Redistricting Data

Latino population growth outstrips nation’s population increase Photo by Cameron Casey from Pexels

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund today released the following statement from CEO Arturo Vargas and preliminary analysis on the Census Bureau’s release of Census 2020 redistricting data: “As was the case in 2010, these data reveal how the growth of the Latino community has been integral to the increase in the United States’ population. With Latinos continuing to be the nation’s second-largest population group — and a greater share of the nation’s population — it remains abundantly clear that for the nation to thrive and prosper, we must address the issues that affect Latinos throughout the country. “The redistricting data also suggest that Latino population growth likely had a significant impact on apportionment, with Latinos being instrumental in some states securing additional congressional seats, helping states keep the number of seats they currently have, and preventing states from losing seats. Given the growth of the Latino population, it is critical that as states and localities move forward with redistricting, their maps take this growth into account, ensuring that Latinos have fair opportunities to elect candidates who are responsive and accountable to their needs. “The 2020 Census confirmed what we have known for years: the future of the country is Latino. The 2020 Census shows that slightly more than one in four children under 18-yearsold was Latino (25.7 percent). Together with the 2020 Census revealing greater overall diversity throughout the nation, this trend bodes well for the economic, cultural, and civic life of the United States. “NALEO Educational Fund continues to analyze the data to determine if there are other trends of interest. We will also continue our advocacy to ensure Latinos have a strong voice in



the redistricting process at all levels of government. Ultimately, the maps that emerge must provide the community with fair representation and our nation with a more robust democracy.”

Preliminary Analysis • Latinos comprise nearly one of every five of our nation’s residents (18.7 percent), up from 16.3 percent in 2010. The Latino population grew from 50.5 million (50,477,594) in 2010 to 62.1 million (62,080,044) in 2020. This represents an increase of 11.6 million (11,602,450). • While the nation’s population increased between 2010 and 2020, the Latino population increase accounted for over half (51.1 percent) of the nation’s overall growth —establishing Latinos as one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation. Between 2010 and 2020, the Latino population grew by 23.0 percent. In comparison, the nation’s overall population grew by 7.4 percent in the same period. • The Latino share of the population in several states increased significantly between 2010 and 2020. For states with significant Latino populations, the Latino share of the population in 2020 ranged from 8.1 percent (Pennsylvania) to 47.7 percent (New Mexico).(See Table 1) • For many states, the Latino population grew faster than the overall population, and in at least one case (Illinois), the Latino population increased while the state’s overall population decreased. Latino population growth had a significant impact on the apportionment of congressional seats in these states listed above — helping some gain more seats, or preventing the loss or greater loss of seats. (See Table 2)

For states with significant Latino populations, the Latino share of the population in 2020 ranged from 8.1 percent (Pennsylvania) to 47.7 percent (New Mexico).


(See Table 1)

Table Table 11 Latino Population, Latino Population Change, and LatinoShare ShareofofTotal Total Population for Selected Latino Population, Latino Population Change, and Latino Population for Selected StatesStates Latino Population % Change

Latino Population

Latino share of total population













































United States Arizona

Florida Georgia Illinois Nevada New Jersey




































For many states, the953,403 Latino population than the overall and in 47.7% at 765,386 1,010,811 grew faster 24.6% 6.0% population, 46.3% New Mexico least one case (Illinois), the Latino population increased while the state’s overall 2,867,583 3,416,922 3,948,032 19.2% 15.5% 17.6% 19.5% New York population decreased. •

North Carolina

• Latino population growth had a1,049,615 significant impact on the apportionment of congressional 394,088 719,660 82.6% 45.8% 5.7% 8.1% Pennsylvania seats in these states listed above — helping some gain more20.9% seats, or preventing 6,669,666 9,460,921 11,441,717 41.8% 37.6%the 39.3% loss or greater loss of seats. (See Table 2)


U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000and and2010, 2010, Summary 1; Census 20202020 “legacy” redistricting data release Sources:Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 SummaryFile File 1; Census “legacy” redistricting data release

Table Table 22 Changes in Total and Latino Population 2010 – 2020 and Apportionment for Selected States Changes in Total and Latino Population 2010 – 2020 and Apportionment for Selected States

United States Arizona California Colorado Florida Georgia Illinois Nevada New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Pennsylvania Texas

Latino % of total population change

Change in U.S. House seats after 2020 apportionment








No change


































Total population increase/decrease 2010-2020 7.4%

Latino population increase/decrease 2010-2020 23.0%


-1 +1 +1 No change -1 No change No change No change -1 +1 -1 +2

*State experienced overall population decrease, making this percentage not applicable. Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2010, Summary File 1; Census 2020 apportionment and “legacy” redistricting data releases

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An early outlook

at the Nevada 2022 Elections Although the deadline to file as a candidate in Nevada with the Secretary of State is until March 2022, we have an early outlook at some candidates who are interested in becoming our Elected Leaders to serve Nevadans. The following is the list of Candidates for 2022 as of September 15, 2021.

The primary elections are June 14 th , 2022, the General Elections are November 4, 2022. For more information, please visit the State of Nevada or the Clark County web sites and learn more about the 2022 Elections.

Nevada U.S. Senator Catherine Cortes Masto Incumbent D Adam Laxalt R

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Congress Dist 2

Dina Titus D, Incumbent Amy Vilela D.

Mark Amodei R Incumbent Aaron Sims D Timothy Hanifan D

Congress Dist 3 April Becker R

Susie Lee D, Incumbent Noah Malgeri R Rienier Prijten R

John Kovacs R

Mark Robertson R

Congress Dist 4 Steven Horseford D. Incumbent Caroline Serrano R Sam Peters R ohn Johnson I

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Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak Incumbent D Joe Lombardo R Jon Lee R Dean Heller R

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Barbra Cegavske R Incumbent Cisco Aguilar D

Arron Ford D. Incumbent

The 2022 Elections includes all Nevada Assembly and Nevada State Senators. Nevada Hispanic Magazine will publish a special pre-elections edition on May 5, 2022. Includes every candidate

who is on the ballot for the June 14 primary Elections, Biographies of candidates who are seeking the Latino Vote and a report on the growing Latino political clout in Nevada.

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La Reforma Migratoria

La Reforma Migratoria 2021


a Reforma Migratoria 2021” un segmento de la programación de” Radio la Voz de Nevada” que produce el Concilio Hispano y que nació a raíz del triunfo del candidato demócrata a la presidencia de los Estados Unidos Joe Biden sobre el candidato republicano Donald Trump en las elecciones del 2020, porque Biden prometió como candidato que presentaría una propuesta de ley para una Reforma en los primeros cien días de su mandato, y así fue, la presento el 20 de enero del 2021, el día de su toma de posesión. Inicie mi incursión en el tema migratorio cuando



Nuevamente está en manos de los demócratas, de ellos depende que se dé, existen las herramientas legales para que lo hagan.

Miguel Barrientos, director del Concilio Hispano, me dio la oportunidad en febrero del 2009 de compartir los micrófonos de su programa, en esa época llamado “Así se Habla”. Un programa comunitario donde Miguel invita a agencias de gobierno, líderes comunitarios, políticos, legisladores, miembros de la comunidad, etc. para tener bien informada a la audiencia. A los pocos meses, acompañé a Miguel a la UNLV para participar en una reunión con un grupo de estudiantes que estaban organizando la marcha del 1º. de mayo del 2009 por la Reforma Migratoria. Ahí me dije “de aquí soy” y a partir de ese día me convertí en un impulsor de la Reforma Migratoria. En el 2009 había muchas esperanzas de una Reforma Migratoria, porque Barak Obama, demócrata, había ganado las elecciones del 2008, también la Cámara de Representantes y el Senado ganaron la mayoría los demócratas. Existían todas las condiciones para que se diera la Reforma Migratoria.

Todavía recuerdo en la marcha del 2009 a Juanito, Nolo, Cinthia, Alicia, María Calderón, Sotero, Francisco Morales, madres y padres de familia con sus niños, algunos de estos en carriolas, el pastor Menchaca, Daniel Medrano, Víctor Espinoza, Samuel Meza, estudiantes de preparatorias, diversos grupos tales como, Iron Workers Union, UCIR, LIUNA, Asian American Democratic, Caucus, Latino Democratic Caucus, solo por mencionar algunos participantes. En fin, fue una marcha muy emotiva donde participamos alrededor de mil personas. En el mismo 2009 en noviembre, fui invitado por Reform Immigration For America (RIFA) a Washington D.C. a un entrenamiento para mover la campana por la Reforma Migratoria, Movement Building Training. En abril del 2010 hubo un rally organizado por RIFA frente al Lloyd D. George US Courthouse, mejor conocido como Edificio Federal, donde participo Harry Reid, senador federal en esa época, y varios líderes locales, asistimos alrededor de cuatro mil personas. También el 1º. de mayo hubo otra manifestación donde asistimos alrededor de mil personas con la ilusión de que se diera la Reforma Migratoria, porque parecía que así seria. 2009 y 2010, los dos primeros años donde los demócratas tenían mayoría en el Congreso y el presidente también era demócrata. ¿Qué paso? Todos sabemos que paso, no hubo la tan ansiada Reforma Migratoria. En noviembre del 2010 hubo elecciones donde los demócratas perdieron la mayoría en la Cámara de Representantes; a partir de ahí y hasta la fecha no ha sido posible una Reforma Migratoria. Pero la comunidad no dejo de luchar por la Reforma Migratoria, en el 2011 nuevamente se organizó para empujar, hubo otra marcha el 1º. de mayo para presionar ahora a los republicanos que eran mayoría en la Cámara de Representantes. En febrero de ese mismo año, empecé a colaborar como reportero en el semanario “El Mundo” donde también ocupe este medio como tribuna para impulsar la Reforma Migratoria.

El 15 de junio del 2012, debido a la presión por parte de la comunidad con marchas, rallies y vigilias, el presidente Barack Obama a través de una orden ejecutiva otorgo a los DREAMERS, los sonadores, la Acción Diferida a los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA) por sus siglas en inglés, que brinda a los jóvenes inmigrantes indocumentados protección contra la deportación y un permiso de trabajo. El programa vence a los dos años y está sujeto a renovación. En el 2013 parecía que podría haber una Reforma Migratoria, ya que existió un grupo de senadores, cuatro republicanos y cuatro demócratas, llamado la “Pandilla de los Ocho”, que aprobaron una Reforma Migratoria, pero debido a que la Cámara de Representantes tenía mayoría republicana, no paso. Mientras tanto aquí en Nevada, el programa radial “Radio la Voz de Nevada” impulso la propuesta de ley SB303 que permite a la comunidad indocumentada a obtener una Tarjeta de Autorización para Conducir. Varias acciones se llevaron a cabo para que se aprobara esta propuesta. Miguel Barrientos, Marlene Monteolivo y su servidor movilizamos a la comunidad para presionar a los legisladores estatales, todos juntos hicimos un gran trabajo para este logro. Se estima que desde el 2014 entre 60 mil y 80 mil personas se han beneficiado de esta victoria. Pasaron los años, 2014, 2015, 2016 y nada, solamente marchas, rallies y vigilias cada 1º. de mayo. Llego Trump y peor, este presidente no quiso saber nada de una Reforma Migratoria, al contrario quiso eliminar DACA, pero un juez no se lo permitió. Fueron cuatro años de terror para los indocumentados. Ahora en el 2021 los demócratas nuevamente tienen mayoría en el Congreso y el presidente Joe Biden también es demócrata, nuevamente existen las condiciones para que se dé la Reforma Migratoria. ¿Que pasara? Nuevamente está en manos de los demócratas, de ellos depende que se dé, existen las herramientas legales para que lo hagan. Espero que ahora si aprueben una Reformas Migratoria en el 2021, porque nadie garantiza que en las elecciones del 2022, mantengan la mayoría en el Congreso. HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2021 SOUTHERN Nevada Hispanic Magazine


Gala Awards

Gala Anual de Premios

Señoras of Excellence, Señores of Distinction 2021

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La Fundación Sandy Peltyn celebro con un éxito impresionante la Gala Anual de Premios Señoras of Excellence Señores of Distinction, uno de los eventos más prestigiosos y elegantes del año en Las Vegas, el cual se ha celebrado con éxito durante más de quince años, y ahora, a pesar de la pandemia, ¡fue más espectacular que nunca! Fue una velada fabulosa y memorable, el equipo organizador encabezado por Maggie Arias-Petrel, Judy Fleischman, Linda Esposito, Robert Dolan, Lynette Chappell y RJ Peltyn hicieron una extraordinaria labor, continuando el legado de la inolvidable fundadora Sandy Peltyn. ¡Hubo de todo! cócteles, cena, baile, una fabulosa subasta en vivo conducida por Chet Buchanan, mariachis, exhibición de espectaculares trajes típicos, entretenimiento internacional, grandes personalidades y celebridades. Todos los reconocimientos fueron entregados en una solemne y emotiva ceremonia que incluyo un tributo al ganador del primer premio anual Sandy Peltyn Excellence Award. El reconocido productor musical Emilio Esteban viajo especialmente desde Miami para entregar al Dr. Marlow Hernandez Cano el premio Corporación del Año a Cano Health. Sandy Peltyn creó la Gala de Premios Señoras de Excelencia Señores de Distinción como un medio para proporcionar becas a estudiantes merecedores en el sur de Nevada. De acuerdo con la misión de Sandy de dar el regalo de la educación superior a los estudiantes que buscan la excelencia en su propia educación el equipo organizador ha continuado



con su legado y acompañados por generosos patrocinadores y destacados residentes de Las Vegas con un gran compromiso comunitario, apoyan al fondo de becas de la Cámara de Comercio Latina. Además de celebrar a los estudiantes y becarios, esta noche especial también formo parte de los festejos del Mes de la Herencia Hispana y honro a los héroes que han ido más allá para ayudar y apoyar las necesidades físicas y emocionales de nuestra comunidad como resultado de la Pandemia de COVID-19. Las Señoras de Excelencia y Señores de Distinción son hombres y mujeres que apoyan el crecimiento educativo de los jóvenes latinos y la salud mental en Las Vegas y son reconocidos por su dedicación y contribución de tiempo y esfuerzo al mejoramiento de nuestra comunidad. Los distinguidos homenajeados fueron: Señoras of Excellence: Olivia Diaz, Councilwoman; Vida Lin, President of Asian Community Development Council; Rita Vaswani, Senior VP Nevada State Bank, President of the Asian American Group y Las Vegas India Chamber of Commerce. Señores of Distinction: Dr. Marlow Hernandez Cano, CEO, Cano Health; Jim Murren, CEO, Nevada State COVID Relief Task Force, Corporation of the Year: Cano Health. 1 st Annual Sandy Peltyn Foundation of Excellence Award: Dr. Rachakonda Prabhu, President, Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners. Community Hero: Jackie Siegel, Co-founder of Victoria’s Voice. Para mayor información y ver todas las fotos del evento, por favor visite








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Lt. Governor Kate Marshall Announces White House Transition Date Lt. Governor Kate Marshall announced plans to transition to her role in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs as a Senior Advisor to Governors. “I hereby submit this letter of intent to resign the Office of Lieutenant Governor of the State of Nevada effective at 5 PM Friday, September 17, 2021,” the Lt. Governor stated in a letter to the Governor. “I have the honor to be called to serve in the Biden-Harris Administration as Senior Advisor to Governors in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs. In many ways, it is an opportunity to continue to expand on the issues I have worked on in Nevada – to ‘Build Back Better and to ensure that the American dream can be reached by all who seek it in Nevada and in our country.”

In many ways, it is an opportunity to continue to expand on the issues I have worked on in Nevada – to ‘Build Back Better and to ensure that the American dream can be reached by all who seek it in Nevada and in our country.”

and economic crisis created by the novel coronavirus. Delivering with Dignity RenoSparks raised over $570,000, delivered over 80,000 meals to vulnerable and isolated individuals, and preserved more than 11 jobs for local restaurant partners during the pandemic. “I want every Nevadan to know that she hears you,” Chief of Staff Christina Lopez reflected. “It’s impossible to convince her to put the file in the drawer and give up because, to her, she knows that behind every project there’s a community or person waiting for a solution.”

In 1997, Lt. Governor Marshall was recruited by then-Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa to leave the U.S. Justice Department and come to Nevada to create an antitrust Lt. Governor Kate Marshall office. As Senior Deputy Attorney General, she joined the multistate prosecution of a The Lt. Governor will transition to her role Toys ‘R’ Us price-fixing scheme and ensured that the merger in the White House on Monday, September 20, 2021. of Lucky’s and Albertson grocery stores in Las Vegas didn’t During her time as Lt. Governor, Marshall transformed the lead to a loss of union jobs. office to focus on small business and domestic tourism. Marshall was elected to Treasurer in 2006 and 2010, where Other highlights include: she eliminated no-bid contracts and off-the-book accounts. • Successfully securing passage of priority bills during Her proudest achievement as Treasurer was creating the the 81st legislative session: creating an Office of Small College Kick Start Program, the first statewide program of its Business Advocacy; establishing a dark skies tourism and kind, partnering with local banks to open and fund college conservation program; updating Nevada’s angel investing savings accounts for every kindergartner in Nevada’s public laws; merging AB 56 with AB 231 to create a commission to schools at no expense to the taxpayer. All in all, the Lt. standardize Holocaust and genocide curriculum standards; Governor has given nearly 25 years to public service, 11 of and establishing an immigrant workforce development task those coming in elected office. force. “Most of all, I thank Nevadans – south and north, rural and • Led efforts for Nevada’s Complete Count Committee for urban – for putting their trust in me as one of their elected the 2020 Census, which landed Nevada first in the nation for servants,” stated the Lt. Governor. “Nevada will remain my self-response growth rate. home. Though I head to our nation’s capital for the next few years, I shall always be a westerner. ‘Way out in the land of • Spearheaded an initiative to implement Nevada’s first the setting sun… Home means Nevada to me.’” micro-transit option for higher education students in Southern Nevada. • Oversaw creation of the Nevada Division of Outdoor Recreation and chaired the Advisory Council, created during the 2019 legislative session. • Partnered with the United Way of Northern Nevada and the Sierra and local community partners to launch Delivering with Dignity in Reno-Sparks as a response to the health



Lt. Governor Marshall was sworn into office on January 7, 2019. The Lt. Governor is a member of Governor Sisolak’s cabinet, President of the Nevada Senate, Chair of the Commission on Tourism, Chair of the Advisory Board on Outdoor Recreation, and Vice-Chair of the State Board of Transportation. The Lt. Governor is also a member of the Board of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Executive Budget Audit Committee, and the Keep Nevada Working Task Force.

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POR NEVADA con Janet Quintero Jueves 9:30am

Director Community and Government Affairs United Way of Southern Nevada

United Way es una organización que esta para ayudar a las comunidades de Nevada. Estamos enfrentando a la pandemia, y el regeso a las escuelas, entérese de los grupos comunitarios que están para servir a las familias de Nevada.

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Ponte la máscara. Mantenga la distancia. Lávese las manos. Haga su parte para detener el COVID-19. HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH 2021 SOUTHERN Nevada Hispanic Magazine


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