Today marks the second day of our 25 days of action, commemorating the 25th anniversary of Nebraska Appleseed. This week, there are two priority bills that you can support by reaching out to your state senator. Your voice can make a difference!
SNAP cliff effect bill up for debate
The Legislature could debate LB108, Senator John McCollister’s priority bill, as soon as this week. LB108 addresses the SNAP cliff effect, where a small raise at work triggers a much larger loss of the SNAP benefits families rely on. This bill helps families avoid the tough choice between accessing better job opportunities and keeping food on their tables. Especially after the impacts of this past year, we need to make sure that Nebraskans are able to feed themselves and their families.
Call your senator’s office today to share your support for this bill. You can also submit a comment on LB108 anytime by clicking the “submit comment” option on the LB108 page.
Essential protections for essential Nebraskans
Senator Tony Vargas designated LB241 as his personal priority bill for the session. This important piece of legislation protects Nebraska’s meatpacking workers with common-sense and critical COVID-19 protections: 6-foot distancing, sufficient masks, effective screening and quarantine practices, and enforcement mechanisms to ensure compliance.
As the impact of the pandemic continues across our country, it is still vitally important that essential workers in Nebraska’s meatpacking plants can go to work safely. You can show support for meatpacking workers and their families by emailing your senator.
Stay up to date on Appleseed’s issues
You can keep up with all the happenings at the Legislature by following Appleseed online. Like our Facebook page and follow legislative hearings in real-time on Appleseed’s Twitter feed. Stop by our blog for opinion pieces, informative updates, and news stories.
We’ll let you know how you can take action to get involved and make your voice heard throughout the session!
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