Let’s celebrate Nebraska After School Nutrition Heroes!

By Meyri Ibrahim, Food and Nutrition Access Intern Kids need food to be healthy and do well in school. That’s why Nebraska Appleseed works to make sure kids get the food they need to thrive through child nutrition programs across the state. This year, the Nebraska Student Nutrition Action Committee (SNAC), an Appleseed-led coalition of …

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At the Capitol: Justice and Opportunity for ALL Nebraskans

Last week was full of long days, late nights, and much-needed coffee while fighting for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Last week’s highlights On Monday, we kicked off a week full of hearings in front of the Business and Labor Committee, testifying on how LB57 (Sen. Machaela Cavanaugh) would benefit workers and reduce business …

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PRESS RELEASE: Community, Worker & Farmer Groups Welcome Federal Meatpacking Legislation

***For Immediate Release***February 6, 2023 Contact:Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedO: (402) 438-8853 x 116sierrasp@neappleseed.org Community, Worker, and Farmer Groups Welcome Meatpacking Legislation Federal bill reintroduced that would support Nebraska families, farmers, and food NEBRASKA – Last week, the Protecting America’s Meatpacking Workers Act and a package of related bills were reintroduced in Congress to …

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At the Capitol: Several Appleseed Priority Bills Up for Hearings

We’re already four weeks into the 2023 legislative session! Last week, the Legislature kicked off hearings, and this week we have several Appleseed priorities in front of committees. Your voice is vital to ensuring we are building a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive Nebraska. As a friendly reminder, here are few important updates on how you …

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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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At the Capitol: Priority Bills and Upcoming Hearings

Last week, bill introduction ended with the Nebraska Legislature introducing more than 800 bills and proposed constitutional amendments this session. Committee hearings began this week on an afternoon-only schedule. During the weeks of January 30 and February 6, committee hearings will be held throughout the day. The Legislature will resume afternoon-only hearings the week of …

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2023 Nebraska Appleseed Legislative Priorities

The Nebraska Legislature introduced more than 800 bills and proposed constitutional amendments this session and we’re ready to fight for justice and opportunity at the Capitol! Nebraska Appleseed Priority Bills Here are some of the legislative priorities that Appleseed is supporting during the 2023 session. ⤵️ Strengthening worker protections Supporting young people navigating the child …

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Proposed Legislation Undermines Nebraska’s Popular Ballot Initiative

For everyone to have access to the good life, we must ensure that Nebraska workers are paid a living wage. That’s why the minimum wage increase passed overwhelmingly on the ballot in November, and why we must now all fight to protect it. When Nebraskans went to the ballot box a few months ago, we …

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Appleseed and Nebraska SNAC are working to expand school breakfast in Nebraska

Kids need food to be healthy, do well in school, and stay out of trouble. School meals help provide that food for tens of thousands of families across Nebraska. Nebraska Appleseed has worked for many years to promote healthy school meals for all kids at the state, district, and school levels.  As part of that …

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At the Capitol: More Bills + Constitutional Amendments Introduced

Last week, we wrapped up the first full week of the Legislature’s 2023 session. Committees were finalized and new bills and constitutional amendments continued to be introduced. (Click here to see who is on which committee and here for a list of everything introduced so far.) Bill introduction will continue through tomorrow Wednesday, January 18, …

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