Immigrants & Communities

Photos + Videos from Your Welcoming Week!

Welcoming Week 2023 has been a beautiful celebration of diversity, inclusion, and building bridges through connected communities – with a few more events still to come! This year, creative Welcomers across Nebraska hosted over 50 events from Scottsbluff to South Sioux City, including parades, business tours, and community clean-ups, as neighbors came together to share […]

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News

PRESS STATEMENT: DACA Ruling Highlights Harmful and Unnecessary Limbo

***For Immediate Release***September 14, 2023 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 x116sierrasp@neappleseed.org Harmful and Unnecessary Limbo Highlighted by Texas Judge’s Ruling Against DACA (Again) Nebraska families, employers, and whole communities continue to live with instability and uncertainty due to decades of Congressional inaction LINCOLN, NE — Yesterday, Judge Hanen of Texas released his

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Welcoming Week is Underway: Local Events inside!

Let’s Keep Celebrating Welcoming Week!September 8-17 and beyond! From citizenship ceremonies to multicultural storytimes, to celebrating immigrant entrepreneurs, we’re loving all the ways Nebraskans are celebrating Welcoming Week 2023! There are still lots of local events to come! Take a look and invite a friend or family member to join you!  Here’s how to participate:

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Call to action

“Paid sick leave would give us a chance to catch our breath.”

Riesha, a paid sick leave advocate, knows just how quickly illness, tragedy, and loss can compound to make life almost impossible for working Nebraskans to navigate when they don’t have paid sick leave. Riesha’s Story “For the first 18 months of his life, my son was taken care of at home. When he started going

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Welcoming Week events across Nebraska: September 8-17!

Get ready for Welcoming Week 2023:September 8-17 and Beyond! Welcoming Week is here! Join community members across Nebraska and the world in celebrating the values that unite us as neighbors, parents, and colleagues to make our communities more welcoming to all!  We invite you to participate by finding an event near you to celebrate diversity,

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See you August 18 to Discuss Everyday Racism – Fostering Inclusion & Belonging Series

Join community leaders from across Nebraska who are building inclusive and vibrant communities!  Building Capacity for Racial Equity & JusticeFriday August 18, 202310:00-11:30 am CT (9:00-10:30 am MT) on Zoom In this virtual session of the Fostering Inclusion and Belonging series we’ll share tools, strategies and an exercise to support our journey for racial equity

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The Need for Paid Sick Leave for ALL workers in Nebraska

This is a guest post by Miriam Nieto Lopez, Nebraska Appleseed intern in 2023 The path that led me to interning at Nebraska Appleseed was shaped by experiences in my childhood. As an Economic Justice intern, I’ve spent most of my time working to get paid sick leave for Nebraskans. The absence of paid sick

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2023 GAA HEADER

Announcing the 2023 Good Apple Award Honorees

Join us for the 2023 Good Apple Awards on Thursday, October 5 at the Livestock Exchange Ballroom in Omaha. Social hour with an hors d’oeuvres dinner and live music begins at 6:00 pm with a short program to follow at 7:00 pm. Purchase your tickets or become a sponsor of the 2023 Good Apple Awards

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Call to action

Next Steps: Signatures for Paid Sick Leave Initiative

Yesterday, Appleseed gathered with advocates from across the state to celebrate the launch of the Paid Sick Leave for Nebraskans ballot initiative campaign! We’re working together to ensure that every Nebraska worker has access to essential paid sick leave — so no worker has to choose between taking care of themselves, a loved one, or

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