Economic Justice

Legislative Update

Special Legislative Session expected to begin this Thursday

It is anticipated that on Thursday, Governor Pillen will call a special legislative session to drastically change tax policy in Nebraska. We are concerned about the details outlined in the Governor’s proposed plan. The plan calls for 120+ new taxes on everyday goods and services, which would create a massive, unfair tax shift that will […]

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We turned in 138,000+ signatures for Paid Sick Leave!

Today, Appleseed gathered with advocates from across the state to turn in more than 138,000 signatures from 89 Nebraska counties in support of the Paid Sick Leave for Nebraskans ballot initiative! Thanks to the hard work of advocates and volunteers across our state, we’re confident that we’ve submitted more than enough signatures to qualify for

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Updates

Summer EBT in Nebraska 2024: Who, What, Where, When, Why & How

An example of a Nebraska Summer EBT card. Questions about this summer’s brand new, hard won, Nebraska Summer EBT program are coming up more and more so we want to do our part to make sure people understand it! Find resources below to dig in: Nebraska Appleseed and the Nebraska Department of Education hosted an

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Updates

New unpaid meal debt law will make Nebraska kids healthier and less hungry

Kids and families across Nebraska have one fewer worry today as a new law that requires school districts to more responsibly collect unpaid meal debt takes effect. Passed as part of LB1329, the new law bans districts from using debt collections agencies to collect school unpaid meal debt. The law goes into effect on July

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Call to action

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress NO to SNAP Cuts in House Farm Bill

Last week, the House Agriculture Committee voted on their version of the Farm Bill proposal which includes a $30 billion cut to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, and adds barriers to accessing the nation’s most-essential food assistance program, which helps 1 in 11 Nebraskans afford the food they need. We need your advocacy

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News

RELEASE: SNAP cuts proposed in House Farm Bill would hurt thousands of Nebraska families

***For Immediate Release***May 24, 2024 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 x116sierrasp@neappleseed.org SNAP cuts proposed in House Farm Bill would hurt thousands of Nebraska families LINCOLN — The House Agriculture Committee met yesterday to markup its 2024 Farm Bill proposal for nearly 12 hours. After the markup, which includes debate and amendments

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Updates

Help get the word out about Nebraska’s Summer nutrition programs!

Kids across Nebraska have great opportunities to find healthy, nutritious meals this summer through our state’s summer nutrition programs! Families can make use of any single option or utilize all three! Find descriptions of these classic, recent, and brand new child nutrition opportunities and help spread the word in your networks with the included resources:

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Updates

UPDATE: Dueling Farm Bill proposals give Congress the choice to cut or strengthen SNAP

The Farm Bill is back at the top of Congress’s priority list and that means our nation’s most effective anti-hunger tool, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP) is being debated.  In the first week of May, both House and Senate Agriculture Committees released more details on their Farm Bill proposals, which differ on their

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Celebrating Nebraska’s 2024 School Nutrition Heroes

Welcome to our Celebration! May 3rd marks National School Lunch Hero Day and the culmination of Nebraska SNAC’s 2024 Nebraska School Nutrition Heroes event! Let’s celebrate the remarkable individuals who go above and beyond to ensure Nebraska’s children receive healthy school meals every day at school.  Back in March, Nebraska SNAC reached out to administrators,

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