No child deserves to go hungry

We stand against discrimination in federal nutrition programs

No child deserves to go hungry for any reason. Allowing discrimination of any kind only hurts our communities. Recently, Nebraska’s Governor and Attorney General joined a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s policy that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in accessing federal nutrition programs. Excluding people because of who they …

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Your Questions Answered: What Signing Online Petitions Means in Our Work

Many of us have signed online petitions before. You have probably seen them on social media, or been invited to sign them in an email or text. Sometimes, it can be unclear what impact your signature has, but rest assured your voice makes a difference. Here are the answers to some of the most common …

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Lawmakers must act to keep the Health Insurance Marketplace affordable for Nebraskans

The Health Insurance Marketplace is a critical source of comprehensive, affordable health care coverage for many Nebraskans. In fact, over 99,000 Nebraskans rely on the Marketplace to access health coverage, and the vast majority of enrolled Nebraskans rely on tax credits to make their coverage more affordable. Health insurance affordability is increasingly important as Nebraskans’ …

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Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act would be a game changer for child nutrition programs

Our state is stronger when every Nebraskan has the food they need. That’s why we fight for stronger and more accessible federal and state food assistance programs – to make sure nobody is food insecure. The House Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) Bill, also known as the Healthy Meals, Healthy Kids Act (H.R.8450), would make it …

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Health Care Access at Reentry: LB921 and Beyond

Our communities are stronger when all Nebraskans have access to quality, affordable health care. Unfortunately, finding health care and understanding insurance can be difficult. One new law is working towards addressing this issue. In April, the Nebraska Legislature passed LB921, which will help hundreds of Nebraskans leaving correctional facilities access health coverage upon reentry. Work …

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PRESS RELEASE: Nebraska Appleseed Dismisses Case to End Child Welfare Privatization After Successful Legislative Advocacy

***For Immediate Release***July 27, 2022 Contact:Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedO: (402) 438-8853 ext. 116sierrasp@neappleseed.org Case to End Child Welfare Privatization Dismissed After Successful Legislative AdvocacyLegislation passed in 2022 session achieved same result sought in litigation LINCOLN, NE – This week, after a multi-year legal battle to end the privatization of child welfare case management …

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WELCOME SIERRA SALGADO PIRIGYI, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR!

Join us in welcoming Sierra Salgado Pirigyi (she/her/hers) to the Appleseed team! As our new Communications Director, she manages our branding, marketing, media/public relations, and communications strategy. Originally from Northwest Iowa, Sierra has made Nebraska her home since 2009. Previously, Sierra worked for nonprofits Project WISE, Project Interfaith, Urban Abbey, and Tri-Faith Initiative in various …

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Get ready for Welcoming Week!

This year, Welcoming Week celebrates its 10th anniversary with the theme “Where We Belong.” Since 2012, thousands of Nebraskans have participated through the arts, music, community meals, recipe exchanges, voter registration, and more —growing to more than 30 events in at least 8 communities and signaling broad commitment to welcoming values across our state. Join …

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