Category: Press Release

A message from our Collective Impact Lincoln: Black Lives Matter.

Dear neighbors, Collective Impact Lincoln was created in the spirit of listening to and learning from our neighbors, connecting Lincolnites to resources and power structures within our city, and helping foster resident-led change. As we mourn the death of George Floyd and, most recently, James Scurlock of Omaha, we stand with you to say Black lives matter. We know the… Read more →

RELEASE: Community Eligibility Provision is a major opportunity for Nebraska Schools, despite low national ranking

***For Immediate Release*** Wednesday, May 27, 2020 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Community Eligibility Provision is a major opportunity for Nebraska Schools, despite low national ranking Participation in CEP provides more students with nutritious school meals LINCOLN, NE – During the 2019-20 school year, less than 10 percent of eligible Nebraska schools participated in the Community… Read more →

RELEASE: Nebraska Appleseed Statement on Evictions Proceeding

***For Immediate Release*** Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 119 C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Statement from Executive Director Becky Gould on Governor Ricketts Allowing Evictions to Proceed LINCOLN, NE – Today, Governor Ricketts, during his daily press conference on COVID-19 response measures, announced he would not extend the existing Executive Order 20-07… Read more →

Congress

Nebraska Appleseed Statement on passage of the HEROES Act

***For Immediate Release*** Friday, May 15, 2020 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 119 C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Statement from Executive Director Becky Gould on the passage of the HEROES Act Lincoln, NE — On Friday, The US House of Representatives voted to pass the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act. The… Read more →

Workers

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Protecciones necesarias para trabajadores de Nebraska

***Para su publicación inmediata*** miércoles, el 6 de mayo de 2020 Magdalena Cazarez Directora de Comunicaciones, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 119 C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Falta de protecciones de COVID-19 pone a trabajadores, comunidades y producción alimentaria de Nebraska en riesgo Grupos comunitarios señalan la falta de protecciones y ofrecen asistencia  Lincoln, NE — El miércoles, el 6… Read more →

SNAP

RELEASE: Pandemic EBT can help feed Nebraska families during COVID-19

***For Immediate Release*** Tuesday, May 5, 2020 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 119 C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org  Pandemic EBT can help feed Nebraska families during COVID-19 Ensuring that over 170,600 children in Nebraska have the meals they need to stay healthy Lincoln, NE — On Monday, May 4, Nebraska advocacy, education, and food security… Read more →

Workers

RELEASE: COVID-19 Protections needed for Nebraska meat and poultry workers

***For Immediate Release*** Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 119 C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org  Lack of COVID protections threatens Nebraska workers, communities, food production Community groups highlight missing protections, offer assistance Lincoln, NE — On Wednesday, April 29, Nebraska community advocates, food production workers, and public health organizations held a virtual… Read more →

RELEASE: Delay of complex waiver provisions bolsters case to start Medicaid expansion now

***For Immediate Release*** Friday, April 10, 2020 Contact: Molly McCleery Health Care Access Program Director, Nebraska Appleseed C: (641) 891-7201 mmccleery@neappleseed.org  Delay of complex waiver provisions bolsters case to start Medicaid expansion now LINCOLN—Today, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services announced changes to how they are moving forward with Medicaid Expansion implementation. In response, Molly McCleery, Health Care… Read more →

SNAP

RELEASE: Nebraska Appleseed applauds Governor for maximizing SNAP; Additional programs recommended

***For Immediate Release*** Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org  Governor Ricketts maximizes SNAP to help Nebraska families during the COVID-19 pandemic Nebraska Appleseed recommends implementing additional programs available to Nebraska Lincoln, NE — On Tuesday, April 7, Nebraska Governor Ricketts announced temporary changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that… Read more →

RELEASE: Kids and families can find meals through text service

***For Immediate Release*** Friday, April 3, 2020 Contact  Eric Savaiano Senior Program Coordinator, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext. 126 E: esavaiano@neappleseed.org Kids and families can find meals through text service Schools are closed but meal service continues across Nebraska Lincoln, NE — The COVID-19 virus has forced all of Nebraska 244 school districts to close for the foreseeable future,… Read more →

COMUNICADO DE PRENSA: Únase con organizaciones comunitarias de Nebraska para el Día del Censo, “¡Todos Contamos!”

***Para su publicación inmediata*** Miercoles, el 1 de Abril de 2020 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Directora de Comunicaciones, Nebraska Appleseed C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org  Únase con organizaciones comunitarias de Nebraska para el Día del Censo, “¡Todos Contamos!” Asegurando que las voces de los residentes de Nebraska sean escuchadas y representadas Lincoln, NE — El 1 de Abril de 2020, organizaciones comunitarias… Read more →

RELEASE: Join Nebraska community organizations for “We Count” on Census Day

***For Immediate Release*** Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Join Nebraska community organizations for “We Count!” on Census Day Ensuring Nebraska voices are heard and represented Lincoln, NE — On April 1, 2020, Nebraska community organizations are celebrating Census Day by mobilizing communities across the state to get counted in the… Read more →

RELEASE: Nebraska Advocates Urge Action to Protect the Health and Safety of all Nebraskans

***For Immediate Release*** Friday, March 20, 2020 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Nebraska Advocates Urge Action to Protect the Health and Safety of all Nebraskans Our state leaders must take immediate steps in this time of uncertainty Lincoln, NE—On Friday, Nebraska advocacy organizations and leaders sent a letter to Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts outlining… Read more →

STATEMENT: Start Medicaid expansion to combat the spread of Coronavirus

***For Immediate Release*** Friday, March 13, 2020 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 119 C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org  Start Medicaid expansion to combat the spread of Coronavirus Lincoln, NE –Today, Nebraska Governor Ricketts, as part of his address on the Coronavirus situation unfolding across the state, dismissed press questions about Nebraska’s current lack of Medicaid… Read more →

Release: Go Big Breakfast Coalition and No Kid Hungry support Breakfast through school grants

***For Immediate Release*** Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Contacts: Eric Savaiano Go Big Breakfast Facilitator Senior Program Coordinator, Nebraska Appleseed (402) 438-8853 ext. 126, esavaiano@neappleseed.org  Sharon Davis Administrator, Office of Nutrition Services Nebraska Department of Education (402) 471-3559, Sharon.L.Davis@nebraska.gov Go Big Breakfast Coalition and No Kid Hungry support Breakfast Programs through local school grants 20 Nebraska public schools awarded grants to… Read more →

New Report: Go Big Breakfast helping Nebraska schools fight hunger

***For Immediate Release*** Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Contact: Eric Savaiano Economic Justice Senior Program Coordinator Office: (402) 438-8853 ext 126 esavaiano@neappleseed.org New Report: Go Big Breakfast helping Nebraska schools fight hunger Schools are seeing better results in student health and academic performance LINCOLN, NE – National data shows Nebraska continues to trail behind nearly all states in providing children with… Read more →

Release: Nebraska continues to rank near bottom of U.S. in School Breakfast

***For Immediate Release*** February 13, 2020 Contact, Eric Savaiano Senior Program Coordinator, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext. 126 E: esavaiano@neappleseed.org Nebraska continues to rank near bottom of U.S. in School Breakfast State’s low participation in school breakfast means poorer outcomes for students, missed federal funding Lincoln, NE — Although Nebraska still ranks near the bottom of the country in… Read more →

RELEASE: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling on the Affordable Care Act potentially dangers health coverage for millions

***For Immediate Release*** Thursday, December 19, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 119 C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org   Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling on the Affordable Care Act potentially dangers health coverage for millions of Americans Affordable Care Act and expanding Medicaid are essential to keep Nebraskans healthy. Lincoln, NE — Today, Nebraska… Read more →

Medicaid

STATEMENT: Complicated Medicaid expansion waiver submitted to federal government

Press Release December 13, 2019 Contact: Molly McCleery Health Care Access Program Director Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 113 mmccleery@neappleseed.org Medicaid expansion waiver submitted to the federal government with minimal changes The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed waiver submitted to federal government despite comments from hundreds of Nebraskans opposing the waiver LINCOLN—Yesterday, the Nebraska Department of… Read more →

STATEMENT: Ensuring all Nebraskans are counted and represented in every community

***For Immediate Release*** Thursday, November 21, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 119 C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org   Ensuring all Nebraskans are counted and represented in every community Nebraska is the first state to release confidential information to the U.S. Census Bureau LINCOLN—The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) recently released it will be… Read more →

RELEASE: Proposed Medicaid expansion plan released today raises significant concerns

***For Immediate Release*** Friday, October 25, 2019 Contact: Molly McCleery Health Care Access Program Director Nebraska Appleseed Office: (402) 438-8853 Ext 113 mmccleery@neappleseed.org Medicaid expansion proposal raises significant concerns with work requirements and benefits restrictions Concerned Nebraskans have opportunity to provide comments at upcoming hearings LINCOLN—Today, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services released their proposed plan for implementing… Read more →

RELEASE: Nebraska health care advocates call for implementation of Medicaid expansion

***For Immediate Release*** Friday, September 20, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed Office: (402) 438-8853 Ext 119 Cell: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org   Nebraska health care advocates call for implementation of Medicaid expansion Stand For Expansion. Do Not Waiver.   LINCOLN — Today, Nebraska health care advocates, including medical professionals, voiced resounding support for implementation of Medicaid expansion and… Read more →

STATEMENT: Ensuring all Nebraskans are counted and represented

***For Immediate Release*** Thursday, June 27, 2019 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director Office: (402) 438-8853 Ext 119 Cell: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Ensuring all Nebraskans are counted and represented Supreme Court rules a citizenship question cannot go forward before a legally justifiable reason is presented. LINCOLN – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling questioning the administration’s justifications for adding… 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 →