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Immigration policies must be built on family unity

Separating children from their parents seeking asylum is inhumane and un-American.

Nebraskans agree that strong, united families are the foundation of successful communities. And for generations, our immigration laws reflected those values.

But now, drastic new policies are threatening families who are seeking safety in the U.S. from danger. The Administration has admitted the goal of their policy is to tear apart families at the U.S.-Mexico border and house children in warehouses away from their parents. In effect, taking children hostage to discourage parents from seeking a safe home for them.

This is an echo to some of the most shameful times in American history and completely disregards Nebraska’s values and basic human decency.

Tell our U.S. Senators and your Congressmen our immigration policies must be built on humanity and the sanctity of united families. They must reject these cruel plans to rip children away from their parents.

Every Nebraskan should be able to afford Health Insurance

You did it! You helped the Insure The Good Life campaign collect more than 135,000 signatures to let Nebraskans vote this fall on expanding Medicaid, which would help about 90,000 of our hard-working friends and neighbors finally get the health coverage they need.

But we’re not done yet. We need to make sure Nebraskans go to the polls on November 6 and vote to expand Medicaid. So make sure you and your friends are registered to vote! Here is a voter registration form in English and en Español. You also can register at your county’s election commission.  

We are long overdue to expand Medicaid and make sure all hard-working people can get access to quality health coverage. 

Click here to join Insure The Good Life and learn how you can help our friends and neighbors get the health care everyone needs.

Say “NO” to federal adoption-foster care discrimination

Every Nebraska child should have a safe and loving family. Our state’s foster and adoptive parents play this essential role every day to make sure children are cared about and provided for. But Nebraska kids who are in need of these safe, loving homes are being threatened by discrimination that our state has already rejected.

A House of Representatives committee snuck a license to discriminate against foster and adoptive parents based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and marital status into the House of Representatives’ Health and Human Services (HHS) funding bill.

Call Nebraska’s members of Congress today! Tell them they must oppose the “Aderholt Amendment” that was attached to the HHS appropriations bill and reject legalizing this discrimination.

Defeating this discrimination means more Nebraska kids will be able to be raised in the safe, loving homes that every child should have.

Everyone should have a safe workplace

Over the past decades, significant and convincing data has piled up to show that working in the meatpacking and poultry processing industries continue to be some of the most dangerous jobs in the country.

The Trump Administration has proposed a new rule to make it even more dangerous – both for workers in pork slaughter plants and the food that makes it to your plate. The plan to remove federal food safety inspectors and increase the already dangerously high line speeds in pork plants would be a disaster for all involved.

Tell our members of Congress to pass a law to protect food and worker safety by rejecting this increase in line speed. Our lawmakers must pass protections that prevent the hard-working men and women who prepare our food from suffering permanent, crippling injuries on the job.