Latinos in Nevada: Protecting and Defending Progress in the Silver State
Hit particularly hard by the economic crisis, Hispanic Nevadans have seen commonsense policies put in place and their hard work begin to pay off following the Great Recession. Given the Latino community’s size, work ethic, and resiliency, they have contributed to the Silver State’s economic resurgence. However, challenges lie ahead as the nation finds itself with a new Congress, a new President, and a public that is deeply-divided. This fact sheet examines Latinos’ status across a range of indicators in Nevada to help lawmakers and advocates better understand how far the Latino community has come since the Great Recession, what is at stake for the Silver State’s economic future if policies and protections are rolled back, and what more can be done to ensure that Latinos, and all Nevadans, continue to advance their economic security.