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Dobbs v. Jackson + Health Care Access in Nebraska

Nebraska Appleseed Responds to Dobbs v. Jackson The mission of our Health Care Access Program is clear from our program’s name; we work to ensure access to health care for all Nebraskans. For many years, this work has centered on ensuring access to health insurance broadly, through Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and more recently …

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Meet Appleseed’s Summer 2022 Interns and Clerks!

We’re excited to welcome our 2022 Summer cohort of Interns and Clerks! Every program and team gets to work with these bright, talented, and dedicated interns and law clerks who are passionate about fighting for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Meet the newest additions to our team who are dedicating their time to positive …

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Dreamers

DACA’s 10 Year Anniversary Reinforces Our Need For Permanent Solutions

June 15th marked 10 years since Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was implemented. DACA has given thousands of Nebraskans the opportunity to continue building their lives here, at home, without fear of deportation. But despite everything DACA has offered recipients, it has not given them any sense of permanence, and longtime community members continue …

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Our past, our present and our future! Celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month

June is Immigrant Heritage Month. This is an opportunity to reflect on our past, take hold of our present, and imagine our future. Immigrant Nebraskans shaped the state we live in today, building our agricultural economy, as entrepreneurs, educators, inventors, laborers and community leaders. Today, immigrant neighbors continue in those same roles adding to the …

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Find Summer meals through text service! Text ‘FOOD’ or ‘COMIDA’ to 304-304.

Schools are closed but meal service continues across Nebraska

We have great news for the kids of Nebraska! The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will continue to provide FREE meals for children ages 1 to 18 throughout the summer while school is not in session. Nebraska school districts, nonprofit organizations, libraries, tribal organizations, and others will be providing these free, healthy meals at convenient …

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Johanna Pesante-Daniel

Register Now! Practicing Community Tools for Race Equity & Belonging

Join community leaders from across Nebraska who are building inclusive and vibrant communities! This summer, Nebraska’s statewide welcoming convening will again take the form of a virtual series – with a focus on practicing community tools for race equity and belonging. Join Nebraskans across the state for collaborative sessions, tools, ideas, and networking with Nebraskans …

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Part Four of Taking A Closer Look at the Child Welfare System

Moving Forward We believe Nebraska’s child welfare system can do better. It must stop the vicious cycles of poverty and racism it creates, perpetuates, and upholds, and learn to truly strengthen families.  In the near future, there are real, concrete, and possible actions that can be taken to begin that journey. Below are just some …

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Foster Care Awarenes Month

Part Three of Taking A Closer Look at the Child Welfare System: Partners, Providers, and Change Makers

We believe Nebraska’s child welfare system should support, uplift, and strengthen all youth and families it interacts with, especially including youth and families of color that the system disproportionately targets and harms. There are a lot of incredible individuals, organizations, and work happening in and around Nebraska to educate, improve, and support those touching the …

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Hate

The three separate acts of violence over the past weekend are symptomatic of larger and deeper issues of anti-Blackness and anti-Asian sentiments in the United States. Harmful conspiracy theories have steadily gained visibility in mainstream rhetoric, media, and politics feeding hatred and promoting White Nationalism.  While we mourn the loss of life and pain inflicted …

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