Author: Magdalena Cazarez

RELEASE: Nebraska Workers and Consumers at Risk with New Pork Rule

***For Immediate Release*** Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed Office: (402) 438-8853 Ext 119 Cell: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org   Nebraska Workers and Consumers at Risk with New Pork Rule USDA finalizes rule removing federal food inspectors and limits on processing speeds   LINCOLN — Today, in a step backward toward the days of Upton Sinclair’s… Read more →

Appleseed welcomes staff attorney Sarah Maresh

Sarah Maresh joined our team this summer as the staff attorney for our Health Care Access Program. She is a two-time Husker alumni, graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with her undergraduate degree with highest distinction in Sociology and International Studies and her J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law with highest distinction. Sarah is a member of… Read more →

Appleseed welcomes development associate Edgar Reynaga

Edgar Reynaga joined our team as the Development Associate in the Spring. Edgar graduated from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. “When I interned for the Immigrants & Communities Program in the fall of 2016, I knew then I wanted to work in nonprofit. Interning through an election cycle was an inspiring time… Read more →

Join Appleseed in a National Day of Action for Affordable Prescriptions

Every Nebraskan deserves affordable medicine to maintain a healthy life This afternoon, Nebraska Appleseed is joining the People Over Pharma Profits National Day of Action by delivering letters from impacted Nebraskans and health care advocates. At some point, everyone gets sick and may need prescription medicine to feel better. Every Nebraskan deserves affordable prescription medicine to maintain a healthy life… Read more →

PRESS RELEASE: Final Public Charge policy blocks aspiring Americans from becoming lawful permanent residents

***For Immediate Release*** Monday, August 12, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director Office: (402) 438-8853 Ext 119 Cell: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Final Public Charge policy blocks aspiring Americans from becoming lawful permanent residents The health and wellbeing of families will be greatly impacted, including U.S. citizen children   LINCOLN – Today, the Trump administration finalized a harmful, sweeping change to… Read more →

Nebraskans for Expansion: Health care is a basic necessity

Note: This is a guest post from Denise Dickeson, Lincoln resident and volunteer. My name is Denise Dickeson and I have been disabled for over 20 years with an invisible condition called Meniere’s disease. If I could, I would work, but my condition does not allow me to have a stable job. Instead, I spend my free time volunteering and… Read more →

Appleseed welcomes finance and administrative coordinator Diane Rolfsmeyer

Diane Rolfsmeyer became the Finance and Administrative Coordinator for Nebraska Appleseed in April. She’s from small town Milford, Nebraska and came to Lincoln originally to attend the University of Nebraska. She soon discovered how much she loved Lincoln and been here ever since! Diane has a long history in finance with 25 years being a Certified Financial Planning Professional in… Read more →

RELEASE: Ensuring access to adequate mental health care for Nebraska prisoners

***For Immediate Release*** Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director Office: (402) 438-8853 Ext 119 Cell: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Ensuring access to adequate mental health care for incarcerated people in Nebraska A humane and civil approach toward a sustainable prison reform.   LINCOLN – Today, the Nebraska Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights gathered for… Read more →

RELEASE: Congress makes history with House passage of the Dream and Promise Act

***For Immediate Release*** Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director Office: (402) 438-8853 Ext 119 Cell: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Congress makes history with House passage of the Dream and Promise Act Protecting Dreamers and TPS residents is a common ground principle for America LINCOLN – Today, the House of Representatives took a positive stride for our country by… Read more →

Family-based and humanitarian immigration strengthen our communities

***For Immediate Release*** Friday, May 17, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director Cell: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Family-based and humanitarian immigration strengthen our communities Keeping families separated undermines our American values   LINCOLN – Yesterday, the Administration gave a speech at the Rose Garden about changing the current immigration system. His message included cutting the number of family-based and humanitarian visas… Read more →

RELEASE: 4th annual Lincoln Unites! A multicultural celebration

***For Immediate Release*** Friday, May 10, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director (402) 438-8853 Ext. 119 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Lincoln Unites! A multicultural celebration welcoming cultures and vibrancy to Lincoln Dance, Food, and Entertainment! Experience Lincoln’s diverse communities LINCOLN – The Lincoln Unites! multicultural celebration will be held Friday, May 10 at the Nebraska History Museum (131 Centennial Mall N) in downtown… Read more →

RELEASE: Lincoln City Council introduce ordinance addressing rental housing conditions

***For Immediate Release*** Monday, April 29, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director (402) 438-8853 Ext. 119 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Lincoln City Council introduces ordinance addressing rental housing conditions Proposal would address housing adequacy and conditions in rental units LINCOLN – On Monday, April 29, 2019, the Lincoln City Council introduced Ordinance 19-52 to improve the adequacy and conditions of rental units in… Read more →

RELEASE: Nebraska Native American group organizes around challenge to federal law

***For Immediate Release*** Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Contact: Misty Frazier Executive Director – Nebraska Indian Child Welfare Coalition Office: (855) 280-2526, ext. 500 misty@nicwc.org Nebraska Indigenous child welfare nonprofit mobilizes to protect ICWA Hosts regional convening to discuss impact of high-profile Native American child adoption case BLOOMFIED, Nebraska – Looking to provide clarity and mobilize after a challenge to the… Read more →

RELEASE: TODAY, Dream & TPS Press Conference

***For Immediate Release*** Thursday, April 18, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director (402) 504-0074 (cell) mcazarez@neappleseed.org Positive immigration legislation would allow Dreamers and TPS residents to continue contributing to communities Community leaders and Dreamers tell Congress the time is now to protect immigrant Nebraskans LINCOLN – Nebraska community leaders including Dreamers and TPS residents voiced resounding support for the U.S.… Read more →