Since 1996, Nebraska Appleseed has fought for justice and opportunity for for all Nebraskans. Appleseed takes a systemic approach to complex issues – such as poverty, child welfare, immigration policy, and affordable health care – wherever we believe we can do the most good, whether that’s in the courthouse, at the statehouse, or in the community.
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The following are just a few examples of how Nebraska Appleseed Stands Up For Justice:
1,600 low-income mothers had prenatal care coverage restored regardless of immigration status thanks to a 2012 law giving their children a chance at a healthy start to life. (2012).
$18 million in Medicaid benefits restored to over 10,000 low-income mothers after Appleseed won an Eight Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Kai v. Ross (2003).
$3 million in Medicaid benefits restored to 2,000 working poor parents wrongly denied after Appleseed’s victory in Bowlin v. Montanez (2006).
5,400 uninsured Nebraska children gained new access to health care after Appleseed helped expand eligibility for Nebraska’s Kids Connection program to 200% of the federal poverty line in 2009.
7,300 low-income families have new pathways to pursue secondary education under the Employment First Welfare Program as a result of Appleseed litigation and legislation.
7,000 Nebraskans mobilized to defeat an unconstitutional and divisive Arizona-style state immigration proposal in 2011.
6,000 low-income parents no longer fear losing Medicaid access after a Nebraska Supreme Court ruling determined the State illegally revoked access to 400 people in Davio v. HHS (2010).
45,000 ex-felons now have the right to vote after Appleseed and its allies won the passage of a 2005 law to restore voting rights.
322 Native American children in Nebraska’s foster care system can maintain connections with their tribes thanks to an amicus brief drafted by Appleseed and our partners.
1,000 children of disabled mothers won access to public benefits after Appleseed overturned Nebraska’s family cap policy.