ABOUT US

Nebraska Appleseed Action Fund’s mission is to ensure that every Nebraskan’s voice is heard in public decision-making processes, whether that’s in the halls of legislative bodies or at the ballot box. We do this alongside Nebraskans paid low wages, immigrant Nebraskans and Nebraskans of color, people without health care, and youth and families with foster care experience to fight for change.

As a 501c4 social welfare organization, the Nebraska Appleseed Action Fund may engage in a wider range of advocacy activities to fight for a just, vibrant, and inclusive Nebraska where everyone can thrive.

The Nebraska Appleseed Action Fund is a sister organization of Nebraska Appleseed Center for Law in the Public Interest, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

ADVOCACY STRATEGIES

Organize community leaders to be powerful agents of change.

Register, educate, and mobilize voters to participate in elections.

Mobilize community members to win local, state, and federal policy change.

Utilize the ballot initiative process to change policy when lawmakers refuse to act.

OUR AGENDA

  • Qualify and win ballot initiatives to ensure that all Nebraska workers have access to essential paid sick leave, and protect abortion rights in Nebraska through a constitutional amendment.
  • Advance a legislative agenda at the local, state, and federal level that advocates for workers and people paid low wages, kids and families with foster care experience, and immigrant and refugee Nebraskans.
  • Ensure that Nebraska’s new minimum wage law passed by voters via ballot initiative in 2022 is implemented without impediments.
  • Support the development of immigrant- and people of color-led grassroots advocacy organizations to grow the movement for positive change.
  • Advocate for quality jobs and pro-worker initiatives to improve Nebraskans’ financial security.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Expanded Medicaid coverage to more than 90,000 uninsured Nebraskans (2018)

Ended predatory payday lending by capping interest rates (2020)

Raised Nebraska’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2026 and indexed it to future cost of living adjustments thereafter — raising wages for 150,000 workers (2022)