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Protect health care coverage

InsureTheGoodLife_LogoThe U.S. Senate unveiled a bill draft that would dramatically change the American health care system and would result in drastic cuts to the Medicaid program.

Call Senator Ben Sasse and Senator Deb Fischer and urge them to protect Medicaid and vote NO on the Better Care Reconciliation Act:

  • Senator Ben Sasse: (202) 224-4224
  • Senator Deb Fischer: (202) 224-6551

The Senate bill and the House of Representatives’ recently passed American Health Care Act would force millions of Americans to lose their health insurance, strip protections that help people who have pre-existing conditions, and dismantle Medicaid.

Recent improvements to the health insurance system through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have helped tens of thousands of Nebraskans to get affordable health insurance, improve their lives, run their businesses, and care for their families.

Any ACA replacement must strengthen, not tear down, the improvements made to the health insurance system. Tell them not to vote for any plan that forces Nebraskans to lose their coverage.


Speak up to support Nebraska immigrants and refugees

Now is a time when we are challenged to stand up for our neighbors who are immigrant or refugee Nebraskans.

Executive orders from President Trump target immigrants and refugees who came to Nebraska to build a better life and find a safe home. These orders will drive a wedge between our communities, create distrust of law enforcement, and send a dangerous message to our immigrant and refugee neighbors.

Call our U.S. Senators and your Congressman today (top right of page). Tell them Nebraskans value welcoming new neighbors and providing a safe home to those who are escaping danger.

Don’t hesitate to leave a message with their staff.

 


Our Budget should reflect our Values

The President recently proposed a budget that is no less than an attack on hard-working Nebraskans with low incomes and vulnerable children and seniors.

The budget’s steep proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicaid, and other anti-poverty programs would heap more harm onto hard-working families struggling to get out of poverty, while endangering our state’s children, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Combined with the significant cuts to health care and anti-poverty programs recently enacted by the Governor, this budget continues to close the door to opportunity for tens of thousands of Nebraska families, which sets back our entire state.

Contact Nebraska’s Members of Congress today. Tell them to reject the President’s budget and protect investments that keep families out of poverty and help Nebraska be a state where everyone has the opportunity to get ahead.


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.

Because of this long history of high injury rates and the U.S Department of Agriculture’s recent attempt to increase line speeds in poultry plants – which Appleseed and allies successfully stopped – we are concerned about the possibility of the USDA trying to increase line speeds even more.

Please call or email our U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative, and tell them to protect food and worker safety with a federal line speed standard that protects the hard-working men and women who prepare our food from suffering permanent, crippling injuries on the job.