Immigrants & Communities

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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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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Emergency rental assistance funding prioritized

We’ve reached the halfway point for the 2022 session! We have two more weeks of committee hearings and then beginning March 7, the Legislature will begin all-day floor debate. The focus for the rest of session will primarily be on senators\’ priority bills, which can be found here. We’re excited to see several of Appleseed’s …

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At the legislature

Voice your support for access to food for all Nebraskans

Senators and committees continue to designate their legislative priorities, which are due by February 22nd. We’re excited to see several Appleseed priorities make it on the list, including LB 121 (Senator Megan Hunt), which aims to eliminate Nebraska’s counterproductive ban on SNAP benefits for people with certain drug felony convictions after they reenter their communities. …

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2022 Nebraska Appleseed Legislative Priorities

The Nebraska Legislature introduced close to 600 bills and proposed constitutional amendments, and we’re ready to fight for justice and opportunity at the Capitol! Here are Appleseed’s legislative priorities for the 2022 short session. ⤵️ Strengthening worker protections LB 719 ensures better support for Nebraskans injured on the job by updating Nebraska’s workers’ compensation rates, …

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Welcome Lindsay Limbach, Organizing Director!

We’re incredibly excited to work with Lindsay Limbach (she/her/hers) as the new Organizing Director for Appleseed! She’ll be leading our grassroots relationship-building and engagement efforts across all of our programs to fight for a more just society. Previously, Lindsay was a Family/Neighborhood Engagement Specialist with the Community Learning Centers, Lincoln Public Schools. “I had the …

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A strong workers’ compensation system is essential for all Nebraskans

Last week was full of long days, late nights, and delicious sips of coffee while fighting for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. Advocating for equitable funding and racial impact statements We kicked off hearings last week testifying in front of the Appropriations Committee with recommendations on how we can use the federal American Rescue …

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Press Release

RELEASE: Nebraska workers, organizations, and senators to present essential worker safety legislation in 2022 session

***For Immediate Release*** Monday, January 31, 2022 Contact: Magdalena Cazarez Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed O: (402) 438-8853 ext 119 C: (402) 504-0074 mcazarez@neappleseed.org Nebraska workers, organizations, and senators to present essential worker safety legislation in 2022 session Lincoln, NE — On Monday, January 31, Nebraska workers, community organizations and Senator Adam Morfeld presented Legislative Bill …

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TAKE ACTION: Worker bills up for consideration!

Support Nebraska Workers: Take 5 Minutes to Submit a Comment by FRIDAY Noon Workers across Nebraska should have the dignity of a safe work environment, and the decency of adequate support should a workplace injury occur. Take 5 minutes to submit a public comment by noon on Friday to better support all Nebraskans in finding …

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Nebraska has the chance to invest in people now

Last Thursday during his State of the State address, the Governor noted the hard work and selflessness that Nebraskans have shown throughout the last two years of this global pandemic. Nebraska workers, however, have consistently lacked the support needed to get ahead, particularly those deemed essential workers on the front lines of providing services in …

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