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RELEASE: Nebraska Opts Into Summer EBT Program

***For Immediate Release***Monday, February 12 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 ext 116Mobile: (402) 612-0241sierrasp@neappleseed.org RELEASE: Nebraska Opts Into Summer EBT ProgramThis ensures 150,000 kids can access healthy meals this summer  LINCOLN, NE – On February 12, 2024, Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen, Nebraska DHHS CEO Steve Corsi, and Dr. Brian Maher, commissioner

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RELEASE: Advocates Call for End to Harmful Lifetime SNAP Bans

***For Immediate Release***Friday, February 9, 2024  Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 ext 116Mobile: (402) 612-0241sierrasp@neappleseed.org RELEASE: Advocates Call for End to Harmful Lifetime SNAP Ban2024 legislation at the state and federal level could end the harm caused by Nebraska’s lifetime ban on food assistance for those with certain past drug convictions.

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Legislative Update

2024 Nebraska Appleseed Legislative Priorities

The Nebraska Legislature introduced almost 600 new 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 2024 session. ⤵️ Supporting young people navigating the child welfare system Expanding

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Call to action

Speak Out in Support of Legislation to Require Summer EBT in Nebraska!

We believe that all children should have the food they need to thrive and that Nebraska should make use of every tool available to make this happen. Summer EBT is a program that can do just that! It’s a new, permanent program that would provide 150,000 children participating in free or reduced price school meals

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Call to action

Congress can bring back the expanded Child Tax Credit – tell them to act now!

Remember back in 2021 when everyone in the US with kids got an extra few hundred dollars per month in their bank accounts? And then research showed that the expanded federal Child Tax Credit cut child poverty by 46%? We thought that was pretty great!  But since the end of the expanded Child Tax Credit,

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