PRESS RELEASE: Nebraska Appleseed Response to the Governor’s State of the State

Today, Nebraska Appleseed Executive Director Becky Gould issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s State of the State address delivered this morning: “This morning the Governor shared his reflections on the state of the state and priorities for the 2023 legislative session. Governor Pillen spoke about the importance of focusing on a better …

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At the Capitol: Priority Bills and Upcoming Hearings

Last week, bill introduction ended with the Nebraska Legislature introducing more than 800 bills and proposed constitutional amendments this session. Committee hearings began this week on an afternoon-only schedule. During the weeks of January 30 and February 6, committee hearings will be held throughout the day. The Legislature will resume afternoon-only hearings the week of …

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2023 Nebraska Appleseed Legislative Priorities

The Nebraska Legislature introduced more than 800 bills and proposed constitutional amendments this session and we’re ready to fight for justice and opportunity at the Capitol! Nebraska Appleseed Priority Bills Here are some of the legislative priorities that Appleseed is supporting during the 2023 session. ⤵️ Strengthening worker protections Supporting young people navigating the child …

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Proposed Legislation Undermines Nebraska’s Popular Ballot Initiative

For everyone to have access to the good life, we must ensure that Nebraska workers are paid a living wage. That’s why the minimum wage increase passed overwhelmingly on the ballot in November, and why we must now all fight to protect it. When Nebraskans went to the ballot box a few months ago, we …

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Appleseed and Nebraska SNAC are working to expand school breakfast in Nebraska

Kids need food to be healthy, do well in school, and stay out of trouble. School meals help provide that food for tens of thousands of families across Nebraska. Nebraska Appleseed has worked for many years to promote healthy school meals for all kids at the state, district, and school levels.  As part of that …

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At the Capitol: More Bills + Constitutional Amendments Introduced

Last week, we wrapped up the first full week of the Legislature’s 2023 session. Committees were finalized and new bills and constitutional amendments continued to be introduced. (Click here to see who is on which committee and here for a list of everything introduced so far.) Bill introduction will continue through tomorrow Wednesday, January 18, …

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Strengthen Your Community

MLK Day – How will you strengthen your community?

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service. This holiday has become one day each year when people across the country step up to make communities more equitable and take action to help fulfill Dr. King’s dream. Together, we can strengthen ties to …

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PRESS RELEASE: Nebraskans have constitutional right to jury in eviction court proceedings, Supreme Court appeal argues

***For Immediate Release***January 11, 2023 Contacts:Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedO: (402) 438-8853 x 116sierrasp@neappleseed.org Scott MertzHousing Justice Project Director, Legal Aid of NebraskaO: (402) 348-1069 x 206smertz@legalaidofnebraska.org Nebraskans have constitutional right to jury in eviction court proceedings, Supreme Court appeal argues LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Supreme Court arguments began today in the case of …

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Empezando el 2023 celebrando la participación del 2022

¡Estamos empezando el 2023 inspirados por la participación de votantes de la comunidad en 2022! ¡Una democracia fuerte se centra en el poder de la comunidad y votar es clave para que se escuchen nuestras voces! Junto a organizaciones locales dirigidas por personas migrantes y nativas americanas como Empoderando a Familias en Scottsbluff, Centro Hispano …

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At the Capitol: Several Appleseed Priority Bills Introduced

Last week, the Nebraska Legislature officially kicked off the 2023 session, welcoming several new faces to the Unicameral. Senator John Arch was elected Speaker of the Legislature, committee chair elections were held, and committee assignments were reported. Bill introductions also began last week, and will continue through Wednesday, January 18. Hearings will start the week …

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