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RELEASE: New protections create long overdue stability for some long-time Nebraskans

***For Immediate Release***Tuesday, June 18, 2024Contact:Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska Appleseed(402) 438-8853 ext 116sierrasp@neappleseed.org RELEASE: New protections create long overdue stability for some long-time Nebraskans Today, the Biden Administration announced a new process that will help keep families together and increase stability for immigrant community members married to U.S. citizens and for DACA residents.  Nebraska […]

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RELEASE: Nebraskan files lawsuit over unconstitutional Medicaid terminations

***For Immediate Release***Tuesday, June 11, 2024Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 ext 116sierrasp@neappleseed.org Nebraskan files lawsuit over unconstitutional Medicaid terminations Inadequate notices from Nebraska DHHS violate Medicaid enrollees’ due process rights LINCOLN, NE – Today, Nebraska Appleseed filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Nebraska Medicaid enrollee whose due process rights were

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RELEASE: SNAP cuts proposed in House Farm Bill would hurt thousands of Nebraska families

***For Immediate Release***May 24, 2024 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 x116sierrasp@neappleseed.org SNAP cuts proposed in House Farm Bill would hurt thousands of Nebraska families LINCOLN — The House Agriculture Committee met yesterday to markup its 2024 Farm Bill proposal for nearly 12 hours. After the markup, which includes debate and amendments

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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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RELEASE: Nebraska Schools Complete Breakfast Challenge 2024 Winners Announced

***For Immediate Release***Wednesday, March 6 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: (402) 438-8853 ext 116sierrasp@neappleseed.org RELEASE: Nebraska Schools Complete Breakfast Challenge 2024 Winners AnnouncedAnnual challenge asks participating Nebraska schools to create more accessible, engaging, and nourishing breakfast experiences for students. NEBRASKA – This February, 26 Nebraska schools volunteered to compete in the Nebraska School Breakfast Challenge

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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 116sierrasp@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 for the

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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 116sierrasp@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. OMAHA, NE

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Nebraska Appleseed Response to the Governor’s State of the State

***For Immediate Release***January 18, 2024 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: 402-438-8853 x116sierrasp@neappleseed.org  Nebraska Appleseed Response to the Governor’s State of the State LINCOLN, NE — Today, Nebraska Appleseed Executive Director Becky Gould issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s State of the State address delivered this morning: “This morning, Governor Pillen

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RELEASE: Nebraska workers receive another wage increase because of Initiative 433

***For Immediate Release***January 2, 2024 Contact: Sierra Salgado PirigyiCommunications Director, Nebraska AppleseedOffice: 402-438-8853 x116sierrasp@neappleseed.org  Nebraska workers receive another wage increase because of Initiative 433  The increase to $12.00/hour is the second in a series of raises LINCOLN, NE — Yesterday, Nebraska increased its minimum wage for workers across the state to $12.00/hour. This was the

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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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