Immigrants & Communities

Nebraska Welcoming Session 1 on June 7! Welcoming Week & Belonging Events

See you at Session 1: We’re All In for Belonging & Welcoming Week 2024Friday, June 7th from 10:00-11:30 am CST (9:00-10:30 am MT) on Zoom Join community members from across Nebraska who are building thriving communities of belonging! We hope to see you at the first session of this year’s 10th-annual (virtual) statewide welcoming convening […]

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Register Now! ‘We’re All In for Belonging’ Welcoming Convening Series

Join community leaders from across Nebraska who are building vibrant communities of belonging!  Join our (virtual) annual statewide welcoming convening series – which brings together community leaders from all over Nebraska to share experiences, insights, and strategies for building welcoming and inclusive communities.  During these summer sessions, we will have the opportunity to hear and

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Legislative Update

2024 Legislative Session Wrap-up

Last Thursday, April 18, the Legislature adjourned sine die, meaning the body has concluded its work for the session. In 2024, our Unicameral passed 370 bills. Bills that did not pass, no matter how far they made it through the legislative process, must be reintroduced in future legislative sessions and start through the process again. 

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News

RELEASE: Nebraska Appleseed’s response to the President’s State of the Union

***For Immediate Release***Wednesday, March 8, 2024 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 ext 116sierrasp@neappleseed.org RELEASE: Nebraska Appleseed’s response to the President’s State of the Union Last night the President addressed the nation in the annual State of the Union speech, sharing his outlook for the year ahead. President Biden will also release his

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Call to action

Stop the Senate’s harmful immigration proposal for families & communities

It is unacceptable to trade away life-saving protections. The U.S. must honor its values of welcoming families and people seeking safety. Instead, the Senate is proposing to trade away life-saving protections in current immigration and asylum law as part of other funding negotiations. These changes would create more chaos at the border, sending children, mothers,

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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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Join us at the 2024 Welcoming Interactive in Dallas, Texas!

As we all navigate the path towards fostering inclusivity and belonging for all in our communities, here’s an exciting opportunity on the horizon – the Welcoming Interactive happening from April 10-12, 2024 in Dallas, Texas. The Welcoming Interactive provides a unique platform to learn from successful practices and inspiring examples of immigrant inclusion.  In Dallas,

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Celebrating Gloria with love – and photos!

Gloria! As your retirement now officially nears, we continue to celebrate you! You have planted so many powerful seeds of leadership and justice across Nebraska these past 18 years!  Thousands and thousands of Nebraskans have found their leadership, taken action, and made a difference in their communities thanks to your encouragement. (How many people reading

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Call to action

Urgent: Tell Congress to Protect People Seeking Safety

Children and families making the impossible decision to leave home in order to escape violence and seek safety need dignified and safe processes to do so. Seeking safety through asylum is a life-saving protection and a human right under U.S. and international law. It must continue to be honored under immigration law.  Currently Congress is

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News

Embracing Diversity: Lincoln Community Unites at School Board Meeting for Inclusive Education

As we all are actively creating opportunities for immigrant community members to engage with local governments, we wanted to share this recent example with you. In a powerful display of unity and advocacy, a diverse group of community members – hailing from various backgrounds including immigrants, refugees, and indigenous people – came together at a

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