The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada Action Fund transforms progressive ideas into action through rapid response communications, legislative and electoral organizing, grassroots base building, and partnerships with other progressive leaders and organizations.
PLAN Action was founded in 2012 to unseat an establishment Democrat who was vocally and actively against abortion, gun safety, and protecting the environment against unchecked sprawl and extractive industries. The 2010 census showed that their senate district was now majority female, and majority Black and POC, and these constituents deserved an elected official who had their back.
It was through a coalition of progressives, women’s groups, and environmentalists that we created a targeted action plan for voter contact. Through doors, phones, and mail we showed that voters had a choice between what they had, or a new voice who represented the demographics of the district (a Black woman, and a military veteran), and supported their values.
Through the power of base building and strong coalitions, we were able to beat an entrenched incumbent, who raised double the campaign funds, and was backed by the Reid Machine by a margin of 63-37.
Despite a global pandemic, our organizing only got stronger. During the 2022 midterm election, we ran a robust electoral program that targeted new Americans, first-time voters, and unlikely voters with one goal in mind: to unite our voices and center the issues most important to our community. All Nevadans deserve to thrive, not just survive, and PLAN Action Fund will continue to organize and lobby until that vision is a reality for every family, whether they live in North Las Vegas or Fort McDermitt, regardless of race, immigration status, gender identity, income level, or sexuality.
The PLAN Action Fund was established for the purpose of educational and charitable activities to promote the general welfare of low and moderate income families in Nevada; it is the political arm of PLANevada. In pursuit of this purpose, PLAN Action provides information, resources, training and education, organizing skills, leadership development, lobbying, and electoral advocacy through our members in support of progressive candidates for public office. PLAN Action Fund began operating in 2015 as an exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Service Code 501 (c)(4); donations to the fund are not tax-deductible.
The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada Action Fund (PLAN Action), a 501 (c)(4) corporation, is affiliated with and arose from the work of the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN), a 501 (c)(3) corporation. Both organizations share a vision and passion to find humane solutions that will improve the lives of all Nevadans.
Still centered on the belief that collective action toward common purpose will help create a more just society, PLAN Action is allowed a greater roll in lobbying and advocating for the progressive policy change required to make our vision a reality.
The Action Fund is a membership-based organization comprised of individuals who contribute to the Action Fund during a given calendar year. Your generous monetary gifts sustain our public education efforts and enable us to increase our capacity to effect policy change. The PLAN Action Fund also values the tremendous power of your voice and the priceless gift of your time. Therefore, we do not restrict membership based on limitation or ability to pay.