Author: Becky Gould

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: 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: 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   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 →

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 →

$50K in 5 Days: We start today!

After 6 years, we finally did it – Nebraskans voted to expand Medicaid to 90,000 of our friends and neighbors. But we know our work isn’t finished. We’ll be there to ensure that Medicaid expansion is implemented and funded effectively in 2019 – at the Capitol, in the community, and in the courthouse, if necessary. That’s why we need your… Read more →

2018 Mid-Year Review – All the ways you’ve stood up for justice!

The actions you’ve taken in 2018 have renewed the fight for a more-just society, building a Nebraska where everyone can have the justice and opportunity they need to get ahead.   Health Care for Every Nebraskan You astounded us. Thousands of Nebraskans have contacted their elected officials, made office visits, signed petitions and taken other actions to protect access to… Read more →

Standing up to bigotry and violence

For more than 20 years, Nebraska Appleseed has made it our mission to fight for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Diversity, community, and inclusion are not just the values our work is built on, they are principles that are vital to the future of Nebraska. The challenges our state faces can only be faced together. The progress that will… Read more →

Appleseed In Action – August 2017 – Updates from D.C.

Appleseed In Action – August 2017 News and Events   In this month’s edition of Appleseed In Action: Senate rejects latest ACA repeal effort New bills would allow DREAMers to earn citizenship House budget proposal would endanger many working families Appleseed welcomes organizer Felipe Blanco 2017 Good Apple Awards – Meet the Honorees Senate rejects another effort to repeal Affordable… Read more →

Take Action – Governor vetoes put kids and families in danger

Nebraska is a state that has learned hard lessons about what can happen to children and families when their needs go unmet. Yet, the Governor keeps making choices that cause further harm to our most-vulnerable Nebraskans. Today, Governor Ricketts issued several line-item vetoes to the state budget (LB 327) that will cause long-lasting harm to the safety of children in… Read more →

Take Action – We can’t cripple Nebraska’s future

With a state budget shortfall of more than $1 billion, we have to look for every solution to protect Nebraska’s important public investments that make life better for everyone. Things like good schools, safe roads and highways, and programs that help hard-working families get ahead. But a dangerous tax plan will be up for debate on Friday in the Legislature… Read more →

Action Alert – Now is the time to protect health care

Because of the Affordable Care Act, tens of thousands of Nebraskans are among the millions of Americans who can now get quality, affordable health insurance. But Congress already is taking steps to end those life-saving protections with no replacement plan in sight. Will you call our Senators today? Tell Sen. Deb Fischer and Sen. Ben Sasse they can’t vote to… Read more →

Appleseed’s 2017 “Agenda of Opportunity”

Hard-working families, strong communities, and clear paths of opportunity are the foundation of what Nebraskans believe make up The Good Life. And at Nebraska Appleseed, we know that public policy has a key role to play in making sure every Nebraskan can reach their full potential. Today, we’re releasing our 2017 “Agenda of Opportunity,” a series of local, state, and… Read more →

December News and Events

In this December edition of “Appleseed in Action”: How do you want to Take Action in 2017? Act today to support important Child Welfare bill Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Advocates flock to Urban Abbey We’re Hiring! – Program Assistant How do you want to Take Action in 2017? We know that 2017 is going to be a big year… Read more →

Standing up for justice

Every day when we come to work at Nebraska Appleseed, we walk through a door that reads “Stand Up For Justice.” It’s our daily reminder that Appleseed was created to fight against the largest, most-formidable forms of systemic injustice in our state. The big problems that keep our poorest neighbors poor and put barriers right in the middle of the… Read more →

News and Events from Nebraska Appleseed – November 2016

In this November edition of “Appleseed in Action”: Vote on Election Day – November 8 November Events at the Urban Abbey in Omaha Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment begins 2016 Good Apple Awards honors outstanding advocates The High Cost of Being Poor Election Day – November 8 Next Tuesday, November 8, is Election Day, and if you haven’t already voted… Read more →

News and Events from Nebraska Appleseed – August 2016

In this July edition of “Appleseed in Action”: Fight against predatory lending Immigrants’ contributions strengthen economy Join fight for affordable health insurance Bill would prevent children from entering foster care Appleseed in the News Fight against predatory lending policies Payday lenders have a long history of making bad loans that trap Nebraskans in a cycle of debt with outrageously high… Read more →