***For Immediate Release***
July 6, 2018
Contact, Jeff Sheldon
Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed
Office: (402) 438-8853
Mobile: (402) 840-7289
Medicaid Expansion supporters submit 133,000 petition signatures on Thursday
Nebraskans across the state call for chance to vote for healthier future in November
LINCOLN — Today, supporters of the Insure The Good Life campaign submitted more than 133,000 signatures to the Nebraska Secretary of State’s office for the Insure The Good Life petition initiative to bring Medicaid expansion to a vote in November.
Nebraska Appleseed Deputy Health Care Director Molly McCleery issued this statement:
“We have been overjoyed and energized to see the strong support across the state from Nebraskans who know each of their neighbors should be able to get the health care they need,” McCleery said. “Supporters have gone door to door, and local organizations have worked tirelessly in their communities. We are incredibly grateful for all of their tireless effort.
“In the coming weeks, the Secretary of State’s office and local election officials will tally and validate signatures to determine if Medicaid expansion will be on the ballot this fall. Each name counted represents a Nebraskan who cares about their community and knows our communities, businesses, and neighborhoods are all stronger when everyone can get the health care they need. We’re eager for Nebraskans to vote for a healthier future for 90,000 hard-working people who can’t get life-saving health coverage.”
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