December News and Events

In this December edition of “Appleseed in Action”:

  • How do you want to Take Action in 2017?
  • Act today to support important Child Welfare bill
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment
  • Advocates flock to Urban Abbey
  • We’re Hiring! – Program Assistant

How do you want to Take Action in 2017?

We know that 2017 is going to be a big year to defend and fight for many of the big issues we all care about.

We’re going to need your help to stand with immigrant Nebraskans who give so much to our communities, for a health care system that lets everyone get the care they need, and for more opportunities for hard-working Nebraskans to escape poverty.

Working with you, we can accomplish big things! Click here to get involved and let us know how you want to fight for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans in the next year.

Act today to support important Child Welfare bill

Time is running out to pass the Family First Prevention Services Act before the U.S. Senate leaves for the end of the year.

We’re asking you to make a call today to Nebraska’s U.S. Senators to urge them to vote “Yes” on this important child welfare bill that will help create stronger families and healthier futures for Nebraska kids!

Email Sen. Deb Fischer or call (402) 441-4600

Email Sen. Ben Sasse or call (402) 476-1400

Click here to learn more

Nebraskans know the importance of good Health Insurance

In the first month of open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace, more than 23,000 Nebraskans signed up for affordable, quality coverage, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That is a 10 percent increase over this time last year.

Though future changes could be in store for the Marketplace, no significant changes will be made during the current enrollment period, so we encourage all Nebraskans to explore their options to find coverage for themselves and their family.  You can find free, local help exploring plans via Enroll Nebraska assisters.

Open enrollment ends January 31, 2017.

Urban Abbey events full of advocates’ energy

Omaha’s Urban Abbey was buzzing with your energy in November as many of you joined us at the non-profit coffee shop for events focused on how to tackle some of Nebraska’s biggest issues.

On November 22, more than 200 of you attended an Immigration Advocacy Night co-hosted with Justice For Our Neighbors to learn how to urge our leaders to pass commonsense immigration laws and protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that has let so many young Nebraskans contribute to our communities.

Nearly 100 more people came to Urban Abbey on November 29 to learn how to fight for quality, affordable health coverage for all Nebraskans.

Couldn’t make one of the events, but still want to get involved? Sign up here and we’ll get in touch!

We’re Hiring! – Program Assistant

Appleseed is looking to hire a Program Assistant to provide a broad range of administrative support to our program directors and policy director. We strongly encourage people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and those from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Click here to see more details and how to apply. The targeted start date is January 2017.

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