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Reject the White House’s latest cruel, anti-immigrant proposal

The White House’s new proposal spreads fear among our communities and threatens families’ safety.

Take a moment to oppose a cruel new Trump Administration proposal that would radically alter immigration law and undermine our nation’s long-standing commitment to welcoming immigrants.

This plan would deny many aspiring Americans the right to become lawful permanent residents if they have used certain work-support programs or temporary safety nets that help many hard-working families continue their jobs and move out of poverty.

It could reduce the availability of healthy food for children, deny access to life-saving prenatal care, and turn people away from safe homes. Learn more about the proposal here.

The good news is this is only a proposal and has not gone into effect yet. You can voice your opposition today. Please click here and leave a public comment opposing this damaging proposal.

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.