News and Events from Nebraska Appleseed – July 2014

In this July edition of “Appleseed in Action”:

  • Minimum wage petition drive enters home stretch
  • 50 Nebraska groups urge House action for common-sense immigration laws
  • Meet our 2014 Summer Law Clerks and Interns
  • Two new staff members join Appleseed team
  • Welcome new Officers to Appleseed Board of Directors
  • Appleseed raises $37,000 on Give to Lincoln Day

Final Day to Sign Minimum Wage Petition

NE_Appleseed_Icons_TakeAction-128TODAY is the last day to sign a petition to put a measure on the fall ballot to raise the minimum wage in Nebraska to $9 per hour!  We’re close to our goal of signatures from 83,000 registered voters, but every signature counts!

If you still want to add your name to the list, you can sign the petition at the following locations:

Nebraskans for Better Wages Campaign – Omaha Office
4541 Leavenworth St., Omaha
12pm to 8pm through Wednesday

Nebraskans for Better Wages Campaign – Lincoln Office
3130 O St, Suite A, Lincoln
12pm to 8pm through Wednesday

Nebraska Appleseed
941 O St, Ste 920, Lincoln
9am to 5pm through Wednesday


More than 50 Nebraska Organizations Urge Action for Common-Sense Immigration Laws

NE_Appleseed_Icons_Congress-128On June 25, a diverse group of more than 50 Nebraska organizations representing thousands of Nebraskans again called upon Congress to enact common-sense immigration laws.

In a letter sent to the Nebraska Congressional delegation and released to the press, the groups reminded our Congressmen of the strong support for immigration reform in our state.

Read the letter sent to Nebraska’s Congressional delegation


Meet our 2014 Summer Law Clerks and Interns

Katie HunsbergerEvery year, Appleseed is fortunate to work with a number of passionate, bright young law clerks and interns who help our fight for equal justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans.

In our ongoing blog series, we invite you to meet our 2014 law clerks and interns who bring a variety of diverse backgrounds and experiences to our work.


Two new staff members join Appleseed team

In June, we were fortunate to add two outstanding members to the Appleseed team.

Becca BruneBecca Brune

Lincoln native Becca Brune joined Appleseed as a Child Welfare Program Associate. Becca graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in May and will contribute to our effort to ensure Nebraska’s child welfare system works for a healthier future for all kids.

Mary Ann HarveyMary Ann Harvey

Mary Ann Harvey, a Lincoln native, was hired as a staff attorney for our Economic Justice program. Mary Ann previously worked for three years at The Legal Aid Society in New York City and served as an Appleseed law clerk in 2009.

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Appleseed Welcomes new Officers to Board of Directors

PrintAppleseed recently welcomed a group of new officers to serve on our Board of Directors. These individuals will be instrumental in leading our efforts to increase opportunity and justice for all Nebraskans during their three-year term.

Meet our new Board Officers

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Thank You for Helping Appleseed Raise over $37,000 on Give To Lincoln Day!

2014-G2LD-Logo-blueThe final numbers just came in, and thanks to your generous support, Appleseed raised an incredible $37,090 on this year’s Give To Lincoln Day! That includes an additional bonus match of $4,500 from the Lincoln Community Foundation because of the gifts donors like you gave on this special giving day.

Thank you so much to everyone who gave on this year’s Give to Lincoln Day. Our staff and board are grateful for your incredible generosity.

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