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.
Every Nebraskan needs affordable Health Insurance
We are at a pivotal point in American health care. The House of Representatives continues to tinker with a bill (the American Health Care Act) that would force millions of Americans to lose their health insurance, strips protections that help people who have pre-existing conditions, and dismantles 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.
Will you make a call today to support quality health care in Nebraska? Please call the office of your U.S. Representative (top right of page) and urge them to vote “NO” on the AHCA. 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.
Oppose harmful cuts to key investments
Nebraska is facing a budget shortfall of more than $1 billion. Despite this challenge, Governor Ricketts and members of the Legislature are proposing a big income tax cut that won’t do anything for our state’s middle-class and low-income families, but will permanently harm our ability to invest in important areas that grow our economy and improve the quality of life for everyone.
Tell your State Senator to oppose LB 461, a bill that cut taxes for the wealthiest Nebraskans, but does little for the vast majority of our state’s hard-working people.
Instead, this bill will make it hard for our budget to ever get balanced again without bone-deep cuts to our outstanding public schools, hard-working law enforcement departments, sturdy roads and highways, and other services that are essential to all Nebraskans and a strong state economy.
Tell Congress to protect Meatpacking Workers
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.