Victories

Since 1996, Nebraska Appleseed has fought for justice and opportunity for for all Nebraskans. Appleseed takes a systemic approach to complex issues – such as poverty, child welfare, immigration policy, and affordable health care – wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the statehouse, or in the community.

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The following are just a few examples of how Nebraska Appleseed Stands Up For Justice:

check-mark-6-161,600 low-income mothers had prenatal care coverage restored regardless of immigration status thanks to a 2012 law giving their children a chance at a healthy start to life. (2012).

check-mark-6-16$18 million in Medicaid benefits restored to over 10,000 low-income mothers after Appleseed won an Eight Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Kai v. Ross (2003).

check-mark-6-16$3 million in Medicaid benefits restored to 2,000 working poor parents wrongly denied after Appleseed’s victory in Bowlin v. Montanez (2006).

check-mark-6-165,400 uninsured Nebraska children gained new access to health care after Appleseed helped expand eligibility for Nebraska’s Kids Connection program to 200% of the federal poverty line in 2009.

check-mark-6-167,300 low-income families have new pathways to pursue secondary education under the Employment First Welfare Program as a result of Appleseed litigation and legislation.

check-mark-6-167,000 Nebraskans mobilized to defeat an unconstitutional and divisive Arizona-style state immigration proposal in 2011.

check-mark-6-166,000 low-income parents no longer fear losing Medicaid access after a Nebraska Supreme Court ruling determined the State illegally revoked access to 400 people in Davio v. HHS (2010).

check-mark-6-1645,000 ex-felons now have the right to vote after Appleseed and its allies won the passage of a 2005 law to restore voting rights.

check-mark-6-16322 Native American children in Nebraska’s foster care system can maintain connections with their tribes thanks to an amicus brief drafted by Appleseed and our partners.

check-mark-6-161,000 children of disabled mothers won access to public benefits after Appleseed overturned Nebraska’s family cap policy.