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Cause Collective Advocacy

Part of Cause Collective's mission is to support its members through advocacy.   We do this by helping them understand the importance of advocacy, the difference between lobbying and advocacy, and by letting them know what is happening in the Legislature that is related to nonprofits and the clients they serve. As a membership agency serving over 100 nonprofits, it is important we are able to use our strength in numbers to raise our voice for those in need.
Cause Collective's Advocacy Policy and Procedures.

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Education 

Thanks to our friends at Coalition for a Stronger Nebraska, for sharing this great information to help nonprofits learn how to advocate and lobby. Check out the links below to learn more and help us educate our members and other nonprofits.

HOW TO LOBBY BOOK

'NONPROFITS CAN LOBBY' VIDEO

HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW
 

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Cause Collective's Top 10...or so:

Below is our list of some bills of interest in the current legislature.

For more details on any of those bills or other bills you can visit:  https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/.   In the top right of that page, you can enter the bill number to read updated information or the complete bill itself.

Bill # Sponsor Cause Collective Category Description Committee   Link for more info
255 Crawford Economic Stability Address the cliff effect in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by allowing working families to advance in employment and in training programs. Health and Human Services   https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=37447
379 Kolterman Economic Stability Online payday lending
Banking, Commerce and Insurance
  https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=37585
933 Crawford Economic Stability Improvements to utility shutoff policies Natural Resources   https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=40755
1039 Cavanaugh Basic Needs To eliminate provisions relating to reimbursement for school breakfast programs Education   https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=41305
1153 Vargas Economic Stability Greater access to H.S. equivalency diploma options Education   https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=41196
941 Hunt Basic Needs Provides youth in care with a list of rights related to services, connection to family, transition planning, and grievances. Judiciary   https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=41079
1061 Crawford Children/Family/Youth Reauthorized the use of alternative response and creates definitions of 'non-court' cases in foster care Human Services   https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=41149
977 Bolz Children/Family/Youth Change provisions relating to the case management lead agency model pilot project Health and Human Services   https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=41289
292CA La Grone Equal/Human Rights Constitutional amendment to require verification of identity prior to voting Gov., Military and Veteran Affairs   https://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=41177
1020 Vargas Equal/Human Rights Source of income discrimination prohibition in NE Fair Housing Act Judiciary   https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=41374
1155 Vargas Basic Needs Directs funds to low-income neighborhoods for the construction of new or rehabilitation of existing middle-income, owner-occupied housing. Urban Affairs Committee   https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=41599
868 Lathrop Equal/Human Rights Clarifies duties of attorneys serving as parenting plan mediators under the Parenting Act. Judiciary   https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=41212
627 Pansing Brooks Equal/Human Rights It would be an unlawful employment practice for an employer, an employment agency, or a labor organization to discriminate against an individual on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity Judiciary   https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=37049
1172 Cavanaugh Children/Family/Youth Change provisions relating to juveniles and provide duties for the Department of Health and Human Services Health and Human Services   https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills/view_bill.php?DocumentID=41325