Our Efforts to Keep Communities Safe and Engaged in Response to the Coronavirus

As we all do our part to help keep our communities safe as the situation unfolds, we wanted to share with you Nebraska Appleseed’s plan for how we are adapting our work.

  • Our office in Lincoln will be closed until further notice. However, our staff will be working remotely and continuing our advocacy for the policies we need in this moment and in the future to ensure justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans.
  • All in-person meetings with our staff will be moved to conference calls or video calls. If you had a meeting or event on your calendar with us, please look for communication from our staff about a call-in number or video call link.
  • Our Community Assistance Line is still available. You can reach us through our online form or leave a voicemail at (402) 438-8853 ext 205.  We would greatly appreciate requests for assistance to be submitted through our online form when possible so we can reserve our telephone availability for those without internet access.
  • For the time being, we are suspending all in-person volunteer activities, but will still provide virtual volunteer opportunities for those who are interested. Volunteers are critical to our work, and their safety is important. If you have signed up as a volunteer, keep an eye out for more information.

How you can help advance justice and opportunity at this moment:

Stay safe and help stop the spread of the Coronavirus! Our communities need all of us to stay healthy and engaged. We ask that you do your part to follow the best practices outlined by our public health community to prevent the spread of the virus.

Spread the word about the 2020 Census! With more people staying home and community spaces closing, plans to share information about completing the Census are moving online. You can help by connecting your networks with the basics about what to expect and how to get counted by sharing the Nebraska Counts community flyer.

While we all need to create some physical distance, your relationship with your policymaker should remain close! Calls, emails, and tweets directed to your state and federal policymakers can ensure that long-awaited policies that protect and support Nebraska communities–like paid sick leave, access to food assistance, and Medicaid expansion–move forward.

Stay up to date

To stay on top of the latest policy developments and opportunities to take action, visit our take action page and subscribe to our email lists. Like our Facebook page and Twitter for additional updates.

Together we can keep our communities safe and engaged.

From all of us at Nebraska Appleseed, thanks for your support and action.

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