Author: Vanessa Martinez

Take Action: DACA Ruling is a stark reminder for Congress to create change

Last Friday, Judge Andrew Hanen of Texas ordered the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to be partially ended. While the ruling is subject to appeal, it is a stark reminder that Congress must act now. Only permanent protections will end the fear and uncertainty DACAmented friends, family, and whole communities have been living with for years. Nebraska DREAMers… Read more →

TAKE ACTION: Unemployment gap bill on agenda tonight

The Nebraska Legislature is scheduled to debate LB298, introduced and prioritized by Senator Mike McDonnell, as soon as tonight. This bill would ensure work-authorized immigrant Nebraskans can access the unemployment benefits they have earned. Make a short call or email to your senator today and urge them to vote for this important bill. Nebraska is the only state in the… Read more →


TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress it’s time for positive immigration laws

Stability & citizenship for Nebraska’s essential, longtime immigrant community members! We’re ready for full inclusion of our family members & neighbors who are an essential part of Nebraska communities and essential to our nation’s economic recovery! We have seen strong statewide support for fixing outdated and harmful immigration laws for many years. It’s time for Nebraska’s members of Congress to… Read more →

Power of Participation: Building a strong democracy with every vote

Energized. Proud. Inspired.  This is what we envision when we see a strong democracy centered around community power. Together with partner organizations Unity in Action in South Sioux City, Centro Hispano in Columbus, Native Futures in Alliance, and Empowering Families in Scottsbluff, as well as local leaders from Lexington, Crete, and SOMOSgi in Grand Island — we contacted more than… Read more →