Author: Becky Gould

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: 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 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 →

$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 →