News and Events from Nebraska Appleseed – January 2017

In this January edition of “Appleseed in Action”:

  • Tell Congress to protect health care and immigrant Nebraskans
  • 2017 Nebraska Legislature session
  • A week to take action
  • Job Opening – Child Welfare Staff Attorney

Tell Congress to protect quality health insurance and valuable immigrant Nebraskans

Take ActionThe new Congress is now in session, so now is a critical time for our Senators and Representatives to hear from you!

It’s time to fight to protect quality health coverage for hundreds of thousands of Nebraskans. If the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a replacement, then Nebraskans could lose life-saving health coverage improvements like being able to get covered even if you have a pre-existing condition, or being able to get basic screenings and treatments that most people need.

Take Action on Health Care!

Click here to tell us how the health insurance protections of the ACA have helped you or someone you know.

Now is also the time to urge our members of Congress to stand up for hard-working young immigrant Nebraskans and their families. Tell our Senators and your Congressman they must pass a bill that allows young immigrants who qualify for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and their families to continue contributing to Nebraska by working, going to school, and being leaders in our communities.

Fighting for the Nebraska we all want to live in starts with you, and it has to start now. Will you make a call today?

Stand Up for Immigrant Nebraskans!

2017 Nebraska Legislature in session

State CapitalThe 2017 Nebraska Legislative session began on January 4, and what is sure to be a heated session already is firing up.

Appleseed has joined ACLU of Nebraska and Nebraskans For Civic Reform to oppose a harmful voter suppression bill, LR1CA.

Governor Ricketts also has introduced a deficit appropriations plan in the form of LB 22, LB 23, and LB 24 that would make large cuts to Medicaid and other vital public assistance programs that help hard-working Nebraskans meet their basic needs.

Click here to read our first, weekly Legislative Update. Sign up to receive weekly updates from the Unicameral by clicking here and checking “Legislative Update.”

A week of action events!

There is an enormous amount of passion and energy right now to be part of a movement that fights for positive change.

This week, there will be several chances for you to come together with other Nebraskans and show we recognize our communities are stronger when everyone has a real opportunity to succeed beginning with a vigil to support immigrant and refugee Nebraskans.

“Light The Future” – A vigil for immigrants and refugees
Thursday, January 12, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tower Square – 13th and P Streets, Lincoln

Click here to see more events

We’re Hiring! – Child Welfare Staff Attorney

Job OpeningAppleseed is looking to hire a Staff Attorney within our Child Welfare program to identify and develop legal and policy solutions to issues affecting Nebraska’s child welfare system.

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. Applications will be accepted through January 20, 2017.

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