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.
NE APPLESEED'S PRESENTATION FOR CAUSE COLLECTIVE
Thanks to Katie for sharing some great information on bills related to those in need that we all serve. (Click on this article title to download)
Thanks to our friends at Coalition for a Stronger Nebraska, for sharing this great information to help nonprofits learn how to advocate and lobby.
Cause Collective's Top 10:
Below is our 'TOP 10' bills we found (after sifting through hundreds!) that we believe are of interest to our membership. The TOP 10 are from within our previous TOP 25 that are still of interest and more likely to move forward.
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 Type Description Status
|LB #86||Wayne||Poverty/Economic Stability||Change provisions relating to the allocation of the Affordable Housing Trust Fund and the collection and remittance of the documentary stamp tax||Final Reading|
|LB #110||Wishart||Poverty/Economic Stability||Permits Medical Cannibis||General File, stalled|
|LB #424||Quick||Change the Nebraska Municipal Land Bank Act||General File, stalled|
|LB #433||Hansen, M||Poverty/Economic Stability||Change provisions relating to return of tenant's deposits and damages||Final Reading|
|LB #595||Albrecht||Children/Family/Youth||Change Office of Dispute Resolution to Office of Restorative Justice and Dispute Resolution and change powers and duties of the office
At the request of the Nebraska State Court Administrator, Sen. Joni Albrecht introduced LB 595 to amend the 1991 Dispute Resolution Act in order to incorporate restorative justice into the Supreme Court’s Office of Dispute Resolution’s (ODR) mission and purpose and to sustain its successful restorative justice pilot efforts conducted since 2015.
|Passed and signed into law by Governor|
|LB #641||McDonnell||Provides for grants under the Telecommunication Relay System Act for a 211
Information and Referral Network
|Passed, presented to Governor|
|LB #288||Linehan||Poverty/Economic Stability||Will likely be the tax package once the packages is decided on||General File, stalled|
|LB #149||Quick||Mental/Physical Health and Substance Abuse||Raises age to buy vapor products from 18 to19||Final Reading|
|LB #379||Kolterman||Poverty/Economic Stability||Allows licensees to offer payday loans online||
|LB # 293-299||Budget Bills||
Passed, presented to Governor