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Tell Congress: Stop inhumane immigration policies

Instead of reversing cruel policies towards children and families – tearing apart kids from their parents, jailing children in cages, and tear gassing families fleeing violence – the Trump Administration wants to move forward with an unproductive, wasteful plan for a wall.

Contact your U.S. Senators and Congressman now. Tell them to reject any bill that contains funding to continue harmful immigration policies, including an unnecessary border wall. Ask them to instead focus on positive, common-sense solutions that reflect our values as a state and country.

Your calls to Congress matter greatly as the president lays groundwork to achieve through authoritarian means harmful policies he cannot accomplish through the democratic process.

Contact Nebraska’s members of Congress today. Urge them to enact humane policies that uphold asylum seekers’ dignity, keep families together, and take action on long-overdue, positive legislation for Dreamer youth and their families, who contribute so much to Nebraska communities.

Don’t let hunger stop Nebraska families from getting ahead

Legislative bills 255 and 402 would improve the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to help hard-working Nebraskans get essential meals their families need.

Contact the Health and Human Services Committee chair and other members to express your support for these two proposals. If your state senator serves on the Committee, please make sure to contact them first and let them know you live in their district. Find your state senator.

LB 255, introduced by Sen. John McCollister, would raise SNAP’s gross income limit to address rules that hurt families working toward a better economic future by removing them from the program before they are fully able to purchase food on their own. Parents should never have to choose between taking a better job to get ahead and feeding their families.

LB 402, introduced by Sen. Robert Hilkemann, would provide SNAP to individuals working to establish a firm footing after serving their sentence for a drug related offense. This proposal removes needless barriers to community members as they reintegrate into society and ensures they and their families can access critical food assistance they need.

Call the Health and Human Services Committee members today. Tell them to support LB 255 and LB 402, so families working to put themselves in a better position can get the meals and nutrition they need to succeed. If your state senator serves the Committee, remember to let them know you are their constituent when you call. Find your state senator.

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.