Who We Are

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We take a systemic approach to complex issues – such as child welfare, immigration policy, affordable health care and poverty – and we take our work wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the Capitol, or in the community.

Commitment to Race Equity

Nebraska Appleseed is committed to diversity, inclusion, equity, and dismantling systemic racism that produces inequitable outcomes for communities of color. These foundational values are central to our mission to increase justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans.

What We Believe

At Appleseed, we believe that every Nebraskan deserves a shot at the American Dream.

Our job is to help clear the way.

To work with the community to tear down those obstacles – discrimination, oppression and reckless indifference – that keep the poorest of us poor and further weaken those among us who are the most vulnerable.

At Appleseed, we fight for justice and opportunity for all.

And we take that fight wherever we think we can do the most good – whether that’s at the courthouse, in the statehouse or on the streets of our communities.

We also recognize that fighting the good fight often means not fighting at all – but finding consensus and allies who support our cause. The best way to accomplish real change in Nebraska is by working together. The best way to build a stronger community is as a community.

These goals are daunting, we know.

The challenges are many. And there’s nothing easy or simple about our mission.

But we don’t give up.

We never give up.

Because when you believe in justice – when you believe in your heart in the American Dream – you can’t walk away from the fight.

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