April 28, 2021
Contact: Omaid Zabih
Strategy Senior Director, Nebraska Appleseed
C: (605) 310-4060
Banner delivery supporting positive immigration laws to Nebraska delegation
Nebraskans across the state share the light of their support for positive immigration bills with Nebraska members of Congress
LINCOLN — On Thursday, April 29, and Friday, April 30, Nebraskans will deliver large, colorful banners to local members of Congress with personal stories, messages, and support for positive immigration laws that would create stability for local families and communities.
As part of a nationwide “Relay Across America” of stories and support for positive immigration laws, Nebraskans have been sharing stories and messages about what long overdue updates to our immigration laws would mean for local communities — family members, friends, co-workers, employers, and neighbors. It has been 35+ years since Congress meaningfully updated our immigration laws, causing unnecessary harm to local families and communities. The relay connects communities throughout the nation in calling on Congress to pass positive immigration laws that create a way for longtime community members to apply for residency and citizenship.
From Scottsbluff to South Sioux City, immigrant Nebraskans are lights in our families and communities. It’s time for full inclusion of longtime community members and family members.
WHAT: Deliveries of large, colorful banners with statewide stories and support for positive immigration laws to Senators Ben Sasse and Deb Fischer, and Representative Jeff Fortenberry. (Additional banners will be delivered to Representatives Bacon and Smith in coming weeks.)
WHEN and WHERE: Date, time, and location for each delivery:
- Thursday, April 28 at 12:15pm – Sen. Sasse’s Lincoln office (1128 Lincoln Mall, Suite 305)
- Thursday, April 28, approximately 12:45pm – Rep. Fortenberry’s Lincoln office (301 S. 13th St., Suite 100)
- Friday, April 29 at 1:15pm: Sen. Fischer’s Lincoln office (1248 O Street, Suite 1111)
WHO: Messages of support from community members across the state collected by Nebraska Appleseed and statewide community partners, including Empowering Families (Scottsbluff), SOMOSgi (Grand Island), Centro Hispano (Columbus), Unity in Action (South Sioux City), and others.