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Join us in the fight against poverty in our community! The Center actively advocates for regulations and legislation to remove the barriers that trap people in the cycle of poverty.

Each session of the Nebraska Legislature, we select just a few pieces of proposed legislation for our advocacy Action Alert Network.

2023 priority bills:

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Sign-up for Action Alerts

Sign up for our Action Alert Network and be notified via email when it's time to speak up on priority bills. We make advocacy easy by providing a variety of talking points and a pre-written email for each priority bill. All you need to do is click a few buttons, enter your contact information and an email will be automatically sent to the appropriate Senators on your behalf.

Other resources

You can also learn about proposed legislation through Coalition For A Strong Nebraska's Bill Tracker, or sign up for Nebraska Appleseed's weekly legislative updates.

Past priorities

2022 LB952 - Medicaid enrollment for soon-to-be-released - Amended into LB921 - PASSED!
Requires Medicaid enrollment assistance to Nebraskans leaving correctional facilities. This will help Nebraskans reentering communities to connect to the health care they need to keep themselves and their communities healthy and safe. Thank you for supporting LB921!

2022 LB1201 ARPA emergency food funding - Amended into LB1014 - PASSED!
Even as COVID-19 infection levels drop, the number of families who depend on food banks and pantries remains high. LB1201 allocates a portion of Nebraska's ARPA funding to the food assistance organizations who keep our community fed. Thank you for protecting The Good Life and supporting LB1201!

2022 LB121: The SNAP reentry bill - no vote taken
This bill would remove a harmful lifetime ban on SNAP for people with certain drug-related convictions. It will allow children and families to access the food they need to get back on their feet, grow and thrive. We hope to see this reintroduced next session.

2021 LB108 SNAP Cliff Effect Bill - PASSED!
Hardworking Nebraskans will no longer have to choose between feeding their families or accepting a small increase in pay. Thank you for all of your help and advocacy for our low-income friends and neighbors who depend on SNAP benefits. And special thanks to the legislators who voted to override the governor's veto of this important bill. It will improve the lives of many Nebraskans.

2021 LB485 Expanded Childcare Subsidy Eligibility - PASSED!
On May 26, the governor signed LB485 and expanded the child care subsidy eligibility for low-income families. Thank you for your support of this important bill!

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