Renewing Registry Bill: It’s time for full inclusion!

A very simple new bill in Congress would make a small but important update to current immigration law by creating a way for longtime community members to apply for residency and citizenship. But in order for this change to happen, we must tell Congress to act BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR! The proposed change …

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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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Columbus Proclamation - Welcoming Week 2022

Photos + Videos from Your Welcoming Week!

YAY for a successful Welcoming Week 2022! Welcoming Week 2022 gave us a chance to celebrate #WhereWeBelong by bringing people together across lines of difference to develop greater understanding, mutual support, and communities where we all belong. This year, creative Welcomers across Nebraska hosted festivals, virtual cooking tutorials, and storytelling events. And several local elected …

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You’re Invited: Community Conversations about Improving Health Care Access

Please join us for a virtual community conversation about improving access to health care in Nebraska! These conversations are your opportunity to meet others in the community who are passionate about health care. Together we will learn and share the challenges that Nebraskans face in accessing health care. We’ll also brainstorm ways to improve health …

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Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act could end harmful practices for collecting school unpaid meal debt

No child should ever go hungry. And no child should ever be shamed for not having the money they need to pay for a meal. Back in 2019, Appleseed studied the issue of unpaid meal debt in Nebraska schools. As part of a study conducted with Senator Walz, we found that unpaid meal debt is …

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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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