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NE Dreamer Joins Thousands in D.C. for Positive Immigration Laws

Today, immigrant leaders and advocates across the country are marching to the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. to call for positive immigration laws and full inclusion of local community members and family members, including Nebraska Dreamer leader, Joseline Reyna of Grand Island! The action is a community-led effort, made up of participants from across the …

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Congress is home on recess! Take action for positive immigration laws!

Congress is home on recess this week, and it’s a great time to tell our Nebraska delegation this is the year for full inclusion of family and longtime community members! Congress has not meaningfully updated our immigration laws in more than 35 years, causing unnecessary harm to local families and communities. Over the summer, we …

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Protect the hands who feed you

TAKE ACTION: Meatpacking worker safety bill stopped for this session

We are extremely disheartened and sorry to share that this week in the Legislature, the Meatpacking Employees COVID-19 Protection Act LB241, introduced and prioritized by Senator Tony Vargas, was stopped from advancing. For practical purposes, this important bill is dead for this session. Please make one more call or email to your senator on this …

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TAKE ACTION: Basic Paid Sick Leave on Agenda Tonight

The Nebraska Legislature is scheduled to debate LB258 as soon as tonight, which would ensure Nebraskans have access to basic, earned paid sick leave – promoting healthier and stronger families, especially working parents with young children. Make a short call or email to your senator today, urging them to support this important bill. Access to …

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Protect the hands who feed you

TAKE ACTION: Meatpacking COVID bill scheduled Thursday

The Meatpacking Employees COVID-19 Protection Act (LB 241) is scheduled for floor debate this Thursday! This is a critical moment for senators to hear community support for the bill. Take a minute to email your senator to support LB 241 and common-sense packing plant protections to keep workers and communities safe. A short email makes a …

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Three easy steps to support positive immigration laws!

Share your story & support for positive immigration laws! Take a moment today or this weekend to share the light of your support for positive immigration laws! It’s time for full inclusion of longtime community members and family members. Our immigration laws have not been meaningfully updated in 40 years, causing unnecessary harm. This year …

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Join us in recognizing a historic moment for social justice

This week has been historic for our nation, including two monumental U.S. Supreme Court victories for LGBTQ+ and immigrant communities. Today, we honor Juneteenth, commemorating the day enslaved Americans fought and gained freedom in Texas, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. This Juneteenth, we remember lives lost this year, and we also celebrate a DACA …

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TAKE ACTION: Protect Nebraska Dreamers before Supreme Court ruling on DACA

As you may be aware, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on several cases related to the successful DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in the very near future — as soon as this coming Monday. Recent news reports point out that ending DACA during a pandemic would be catastrophic. The New York …

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TAKE ACTION: Fight back on the fee hikes on citizenship, asylum, & other forms of status!

Immigrants contribute so much to the strength and betterment of our communities across our state and nation. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to thrive in the place they call home.  However, last month the administration proposed a new rule that targets low-income and working class immigrants by dramatically increasing application fees for citizenship, …

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RELEASE: National report shows meatpacking workers’ safety under threat

***For Immediate Release*** Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed Office: (402) 438-8853 Ext 119 Cell: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org   Abbie Kretz Senior Organizer, Heartland Workers Center Cell: (402) 630-6695 abbie@heartlandworkerscenter.org   Meatpacking workers’ safety and rights under threat National report shows deregulation will worsen hazardous conditions   LINCOLN — In …

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