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Tell Congress: Stop inhumane immigration policies

Instead of reversing cruel policies towards children and families – tearing apart kids from their parents, jailing children in cages, and tear gassing families fleeing violence – the Trump Administration wants to move forward with an unproductive, wasteful plan for a wall.

Contact your U.S. Senators and Congressman now. Tell them to reject any bill that contains funding to continue harmful immigration policies, including an unnecessary border wall. Ask them to instead focus on positive, common-sense solutions that reflect our values as a state and country.

Your calls to Congress matter greatly as the president lays groundwork to achieve through authoritarian means harmful policies he cannot accomplish through the democratic process.

Contact Nebraska’s members of Congress today. Urge them to enact humane policies that uphold asylum seekers’ dignity, keep families together, and take action on long-overdue, positive legislation for Dreamer youth and their families, who contribute so much to Nebraska communities.

Protect Food Assistance in the Farm Bill

The Farm Bill is a broad piece of legislation in Congress that addresses most federal food and agriculture programs. This includes the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as “food stamps,” which helps 1 in 11 Nebraska residents put food on the table.

Call your U.S. Representative and our U.S. Senators today! Tell them they must strengthen, not weaken the protections that prevent Nebraska families with low incomes from going hungry.

The House and the Senate passed widely different versions of the Farm Bill this summer, and are now negotiating to combine the bills in a Conference Committee. The Senate’s version largely protects SNAP, while the House’s version contains steep, damaging cuts that will increase hunger.

Tell our Senators and your Congressman the final Farm Bill must not contain cuts or new restrictions to SNAP. These would risk the ability to get essential meals for Nebraskans who need them the most.

Everyone should have a safe workplace

Over the past decades, significant and convincing data has piled up to show that working in the meatpacking and poultry processing industries continue to be some of the most dangerous jobs in the country.

The Trump Administration has proposed a new rule to make it even more dangerous – both for workers in pork slaughter plants and the food that makes it to your plate. The plan to remove federal food safety inspectors and increase the already dangerously high line speeds in pork plants would be a disaster for all involved.

Tell our members of Congress to pass a law to protect food and worker safety by rejecting this increase in line speed. Our lawmakers must pass protections that prevent the hard-working men and women who prepare our food from suffering permanent, crippling injuries on the job.