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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

This morning, January 14, Governor Ricketts signed a proclamation establishing January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month in Nebraska.  And in honor of Sunday’s Human Trafficking Awareness Day, a group of nearly fifty people braved the cold outside the State Capitol for a vigil to bring light to the issue of human trafficking, the second largest […]

Appleseed statement on Governor’s State of the State Address

Nebraska Appleseed issues response to 2015 State of the State Address LINCOLN — Today, Nebraska Appleseed Executive Director Becky Gould issued the following statement in response to the Governor’s State of the State Address.   “We couldn’t agree more with Governor Ricketts when he said Nebraska’s greatest resource is our people, and we echo his […]

STATEMENT – Business, faith, education, and health care groups support LB 472

***For Immediate Release*** Contact, Jeff Sheldon Communications Director, Nebraska Appleseed Office: (402) 438-8853 Mobile: (402) 840-7289 Email: jsheldon@neappleseed.org     Diverse coalition of Nebraska organizations support LB 472 Business, health care, faith, education, and advocacy groups endorse health care bill LINCOLN — Today a coalition of more than 20 business, health care, education, faith and […]

ACTION ALERT: We can’t move backwards on immigration

Nebraskans have been saying for a long time that Congress must move us forward with up-to-date immigration laws that keep families united, boost our economy, and create a strong foundation for our future. But, harmful new legislation is threatening to drag us backwards into more pitfalls that mean more broken families and more needless deportations. […]