Becky Gould

PRESS RELEASE: Nebraska Appleseed Response to the Governor’s State of the State

Today, Nebraska Appleseed Executive Director Becky Gould issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s State of the State address delivered this morning: “This morning the Governor shared his reflections on the state of the state and priorities for the 2023 legislative session. Governor Pillen spoke about the importance of focusing on a better …

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Nebraska workers receive first wage increase after the passage of Initiative 433

On January 1, Nebraska increased its minimum wage for workers across the state to $10.50/hour. This was the first in a set of annual $1.50 raises in hourly wages until the minimum wage reaches $15 in 2026, after which wages will be adjusted every year to account for cost of living increases. This initial increase …

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Thank you!

THANK YOU!

We set an ambitious goal to raise $80,000 during last week’s drive, and YOU delivered to help sustain momentum into 2023 so that every Nebraskan has the rights, resources, and opportunities to thrive! With the combined efforts of over 200 advocates we surpassed our goal and raised nearly $90,000! YOU have shown that we can …

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Welcome Freedom Thompson

WELCOME FREEDOM THOMPSON, HEALTH CARE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER!

Help us welcome Freedom Thompson (she/her/hers) to the Appleseed Team! Freedom is our new Health Care Community Organizer, supporting our health care access team in building, maintaining, and coordinating authentic grassroots relationships that ensure Appleseed’s programmatic work is community-led and builds power locally. Born and raised in Lincoln, Freedom’s continual passion for nature, food, arts, …

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WELCOME KIERAN KISSLER, STATE POLICY ASSOCIATE!

Help us welcome Kieran Kissler (she/her/hers) to the Appleseed Team! Kieran is our new State Policy Associate, supporting our policy team in lobbying efforts in the Nebraska Legislature, and building relationships with Unicameral senators and staff as well as Appleseed organizers. Kieran grew up in central Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in …

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WELCOME CLARISSA GUZMAN, WEITZ FELLOW!

Help us welcome Clarissa Guzman (she/her/ella) to the Appleseed Team! Clarissa is our Weitz Fellow for 2022-23. She works closely with Collective Impact Lincoln and the Health Care Access team, and manages our volunteer program. Clarissa graduated from Carleton College in Minnesota. During her time in school, she worked closely with a local nonprofit, Growing …

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WELCOME SIERRA SALGADO PIRIGYI, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR!

Join us in welcoming Sierra Salgado Pirigyi (she/her/hers) to the Appleseed team! As our new Communications Director, she manages our branding, marketing, media/public relations, and communications strategy. Originally from Northwest Iowa, Sierra has made Nebraska her home since 2009. Previously, Sierra worked for nonprofits Project WISE, Project Interfaith, Urban Abbey, and Tri-Faith Initiative in various …

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Match your support during Give to Lincoln Day!

Give to Lincoln Day is one of the biggest opportunities all year to make a huge impact on building a just, vibrant, and inclusive Nebraska.  Contribute to Appleseed now through May 26th and your support not only increases a proportional match of $500,000 from Lincoln Community Foundation, but generous friends of Appleseed will also give …

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