Author: Becky Gould

Press Release

RELEASE: Nebraska Appleseed Response to the Governor’s State of the State

***For Immediate Release*** Thursday, January 13, 2022 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 119 C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Nebraska Appleseed Response to the Governor’s State of the State LINCOLN, NE – On Thursday, January 13, Nebraska Appleseed’s Executive Director, Becky Gould, issued the following statement in response to Governor Ricketts’ State of the State Address… Read more →

2021: Celebrating major milestones built by decades of collective advocacy and leadership

This year, We’ve had the opportunity to work on some of the toughest issues facing Nebraskans and their families. We couldn’t have done this without you – our friends and allies. We are proud to celebrate another year with a grassroots network of big-hearted and forward-thinking Nebraskans to create a brighter, more just future for our communities. You’ve made some… Read more →

Becky Gould

We start today—with a big match!

Today, we begin our seven-day drive to raise $70,000 by this Monday, December 13th — one final sprint before the end of the year to prepare a strong pathway for a just, vibrant, and inclusive Nebraska in 2022. A generous supporter is helping us start the week strong by MATCHING the first $5,000 donated TODAY! When you contribute by the… Read more →

Becky Gould

You are appreciated!

Building a just, vibrant, and inclusive Nebraska can feel like a series of marathons. Some end with accomplishment and hope. Others drag on or end in disappointment. No matter the outcome, we always end each race taking the next step forward together. As we prepare for the races ahead, we should reflect on what’s been accomplished, find moments of rest… Read more →

Announcing the 2021 Good Apple Award Honorees!

Join us throughout the month of October as we celebrate the honorees of its 2021 Good Apple Awards, Appleseed’s annual fundraiser celebrating community advocates who are building a more just, vibrant, and inclusive Nebraska.  Given uncertainties around COVID-19 and the delta variant, we won’t hold our traditional in-person event. Instead, Appleseed will uplift and profile our honorees through social media,… Read more →

Canceling our in-person Good Apple Awards

Every fall, Nebraska Appleseed brings our supporters together at our annual Good Apple Awards fundraiser to celebrate community advocates who are building a more just society in Nebraska. Last year, out of an abundance of caution, we canceled our in-person event to protect the health and safety of our supporters. Given uncertainties around COVID-19 and the delta variant, we decided… Read more →

May News & Events: Your Help on a BIG goal

Features from this month’s Nebraska Appleseed newsletter: Give to Lincoln Day: Join supporters in unlocking a $10,000 bonus! Exciting Appleseed priority bills advance at Nebraska Legislature Nebraskans tell Congress ‘It’s Time for Full Inclusion’ (Photos) We’re Hiring: Join our team as Staff Attorney or Program Coordinator COVID-19 Resources (Including information on vaccines)  Donate now for Give to Lincoln Day and… Read more →

25 Days of Action

Thank you for your support during 25 Days of Action!

Earlier this month, we kicked off a 25 Days of Action campaign to celebrate our 25th anniversary, with a daily action item for our supporters and partners to participate in. We are grateful for how many of you joined us and invited friends in taking action to get involved at the local, state, and federal levels on economic justice, children’s… Read more →

25 Days of Action

April News & Events: Celebrating Positive Immigration Laws

Features from this month’s Nebraska Appleseed newsletter: Celebrating House passage of the Dream & Promise Act 25 Days of Action to celebrate Appleseed’s 25th Anniversary How the American Rescue Plan makes Health Care more Affordable Take Action: Together We Stand with Meatpacking Workers  Your Story Matters: Share your experiences with SNAP Cliff Effect Join us for Volunteer Appreciation Week! COVID-19… Read more →

25 Days of Action Kicks Off Today

This week, Nebraska Appleseed kicks-off 25 Days of Action! To celebrate our anniversary year, we want to inspire our supporters and partners to join us in taking action to build a just, vibrant, and inclusive Nebraska where everyone can thrive. From today through April 30 we’ll have a daily action that you can take. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or… Read more →

Nebraska Appleseed celebrates its 25th anniversary

Today, Nebraska Appleseed celebrates its 25th anniversary of fighting for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. “Over the past 25 years, Nebraska Appleseed has worked tirelessly on some of the toughest issues facing Nebraskans and their families,” said Nebraska Appleseed Executive Director Becky Gould. “We are proud to celebrate this milestone with a grassroots network of big-hearted and forward-thinking Nebraskans… Read more →

Nebraska Appleseed Statement on Today’s Events at the US Capitol

This is a sad day for our country, but an inevitable result of too many of our leaders failing to stand against racism, extremism, misinformation, and hate.  There is real anger, frustration, and need across our country rooted in economic and racial injustice.  Rather than dig into addressing these injustices, too many turned a blind eye and stoked false claims… Read more →

Happy Holidays

2020: A year of unexpected challenges transformed into momentous victories

From growing the seeds of justice in 2019 to uprooting the weeds of inequity in 2020 Although none of us could have prepared for the unforeseen challenges our communities faced, we recognized the global health crisis would expose the stark inequities within our systems, and it was time to face reality and uproot these weeds. Together, here’s what we accomplished… Read more →

We begin our drive today!

Today, we begin our five-day drive to raise $50,000 by this Friday, December 11th and enter 2021 strong. Your support this week will push back against the challenges our communities have faced throughout this difficult year, and build something new in the year ahead: a just, vibrant, and inclusive Nebraska. To help start the week strong, a supporter will MATCH… Read more →

Black Lives Matter. We stand with you.

The murder of an unarmed man, George Floyd, along with other unjustified deaths across our nation and state—Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and James Scurlock—serve as a stark reminder of the multi-generational injustices and indignities faced by Black communities. Nebraska Appleseed stands in solidarity with Black communities and community leaders to demand justice and fight against the systemic racism deeply embedded… Read more →

Take Action

TAKE ACTION: Support the Heroes Act to Provide Critical Relief to Nebraskans

As early as Friday, the US House of Representatives could vote on the Heroes Act which is designed to close gaps in previous relief measures and support families and communities as they continue to confront the COVID-19 public health crisis and its ripple effects. This bill would provide critical relief to thousands of Nebraskans left out of the CARES Act,… Read more →

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… Read more →

Take Action

Take Action: Put the safety and well-being of our communities first.

The safety and well-being of our communities is top priority. We need compassionate policies that support Nebraska families and children. As the number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases are identified across our state and the nation, Nebraska Appleseed emphasizes the need for compassionate and comprehensive policies that prioritize the safety and well-being of our communities across our state. We are only… Read more →

STATEMENT: Response to the Governor’s State of the State Address

***For Immediate Release*** Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 119 C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org   Response to the Governor’s State of the State Address Opportunities abound to support workers, strengthen the child welfare system, address the crisis in our prison system, and implement Medicaid Expansion   Lincoln — Nebraska Appleseed Executive… Read more →

Our campaign starts today!

Today, we begin an important campaign: we’ve set an ambitious goal to raise $50,000 by this Friday, December 6 to carry the fight for justice and opportunity for all into 2020. Through this drive, we’re raising the resources to build the Nebraska we all want to see: a just, vibrant, and inclusive community where everyone can thrive. To help us… Read more →

Unicameral

Response to Governor’s State of the State address

Full implementation of Medicaid expansion in Governor’s budget proposal will benefit Nebraska Nebraska Appleseed Executive Director Rebecca Gould issued the following statement in response to Governor Ricketts’ State of the State address delivered Tuesday morning. “We are pleased the Governor’s budget upholds the will and priorities of the people of Nebraska by fully implementing Initiative 427, which expanded health care… Read more →