Nebraska Appleseed is excited to announce that Pastor Janet Goodman-Banks of Lincoln will receive the inaugural Roots of Justice Award.
Janet, a nurse and former coal miner, has been one of Appleseed’s strongest community allies in the historic push for comprehensive health reform. Janet’s story of being diagnosed with stage II breast cancer and struggling with her health insurer to receive coverage for timely treatment resonated with and moved many Nebraskans.
In spite of undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments, Janet spoke at numerous health reform vigils and met with Nebraska’s Congressional representatives one-on-one. Her story not only shined a spotlight on the flaws within our country’s private health insurance system, but she made the case why we couldn’t wait to reform the system and make it more just and equitable for everyone. Janet’s courage to share her personal story with so many people is inspiring and commendable.
Nebraska Appleseed’s staff believes Janet truly is one of our community’s unsung grassroots heroes who have advanced the cause of equal justice in Nebraska. We are proud to recognize Janet Goodman-Banks as one of the recipients of the inaugural Roots of Justice Award.
Join us in recognizing Janet at the Good Apple Awards on Thursday, September 22 in Omaha and celebrating Appleseed’s 15th anniversary.
Tickets are available online for $75 each. 100% of your ticket purchase directly supports Nebraska Appleseed’s efforts to advance equal justice and full opportunity for all.