We want to see Nebraskan families thrive and for our kids to get a great education. Children, caretakers, and school staff need and deserve stable housing to flourish.
School can be challenging for many kids as it is, and it is made even more difficult without stable housing. Eviction leads to poor school performance and can have a lasting negative impact on our next generation. LB845, introduced this session in the Nebraska Legislature, would prohibit the eviction of students, legal custodians of students, and employees of schools and daycares during the school year.
You can support this legislation – and Nebraska families! – by sharing with our state senators why this is important to you. Are you a member of a family with school age children? Or a service provider frustrated seeing how evictions negatively impact the families you work with? Whatever your story, our lawmakers need to hear loud and clear that Nebraskans will speak up for housing rights.
Here’s how you can make your voice heard and share your story:
- Join us to testify in person!
- Testify at the hearing on Wednesday, January 31 at the Nebraska State Capitol, Room 1113
- The hearing for this bill will take place sometime between 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM CT
- You will have 3 minutes to speak. Senators may ask you questions, but you are not obligated to answer. You can always say, “I’m not sure” or “Can I get back to you later on that?”
- Submit an online comment and write your message of support for this bill through the virtual comment portal.
- Click on “Submit Comments Online for LB845
- Click “yes” to “Include Comment in Hearing Record”
- Comments have a 500 word limit.
- Be sure to submit your comment by 8am on Wednesday, January 31st for your comment to be included in the hearing record.
- After submitting your comment, check your email to verify your comment, otherwise, it will not go through.
If you need support taking action, please email Lizzie, and we’ll do our best to help!
Everyone has a right to a safe place to call home, and now we have a chance to speak up for the rights of students and school staff to maintain that safe place throughout the school year.
Thank you for your continued advocacy!