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Immigration policies must be built on family unity

Separating children from their parents seeking asylum is inhumane and un-American.

Nebraskans agree that strong, united families are the foundation of successful communities. And for generations, our immigration laws reflected those values.

But now, drastic new policies are threatening families who are seeking safety in the U.S. from danger. The Administration has admitted the goal of their policy is to tear apart families at the U.S.-Mexico border and house children in warehouses away from their parents. In effect, taking children hostage to discourage parents from seeking a safe home for them.

This is an echo to some of the most shameful times in American history and completely disregards Nebraska’s values and basic human decency.

Tell our U.S. Senators and your Congressmen our immigration policies must be built on humanity and the sanctity of united families. They must reject these cruel plans to rip children away from their parents.

Help expand Medicaid so hard-working Nebraskans can get health coverage

You did it! You helped the Insure The Good Life campaign collect more than 135,000 signatures to let Nebraskans vote this fall on expanding Medicaid, which would help about 90,000 of our hard-working friends and neighbors finally get the health coverage they need.

But we’re not done yet. We need to make sure Nebraskans go to the polls on November 6 and vote For Initiative 427″ to expand Medicaid. Here are a few ways you can help:

  • Make sure you and your friends are registered to vote! Here is a voter registration form in English and en Español. You also can register at your county’s election commission.  
  • You can sign up to knock doors throughout Lincoln and talk with members of our community about this important issue. You can sign up to canvass using this link, and we’ll contact you about more details prior to your canvass!
  • You can sign up to early vote for November’s election using this link and help us rack up votes to expand Medicaid before election day rolls around.

We are long overdue to expand Medicaid and make sure all hard-working people can get access to quality health coverage. With your help and your votes, our friends and neighbors can finally get the health care everyone needs.

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.