Immigrants & Communities

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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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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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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Capitol

2022 Legislative session wrap up

Last Wednesday the Legislature adjourned sine die, meaning the body has concluded its work for the session.  This year’s session introduced many new and unique challenges and opportunities. On top of normal business, senators also had to address how to allocate $1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) coronavirus relief funds. The number of …

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Floor debate begins: emergency rental assistance up on the agenda

Committee hearings for the 2022 session are complete. The Legislature began all-day floor debate this week and will continue until they adjourn in April, with late-night sessions starting next week. Learn more about the floor debate process in my short explainer here.  This week’s agenda You can find today’s agenda here, which includes LB1173, …

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State of the Union Response: A Brighter, Inclusive Future Ahead

State of the Union Response: A Brighter, Inclusive Future Ahead   We join President Biden in sharing our solidarity with the people of Ukraine facing uncertainty and forced displacement. Around the world and nation, people fleeing danger and conflict have the right to seek safety and protection, without discrimination.  As a nation, we are committed …

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Unicameral

Last week of hearings for the 2022 session

We are in the last week of committee hearings for the 2022 session! Starting next week, the Legislature will begin all-day floor debate until they adjourn in April, with late night sessions starting in mid-March. Priority bills will be at the center of debate through the end of session – you can find that list …

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