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2022

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RISE & Shine - Lincoln

The Mill at Telegraph

Come out to learn more about RISE's 2022 Policy Agenda and what the legislature is doing to address the overcrowding and understaffing crisis in the correctional system - to include the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Initiative and building a new prison. Learn how you can get involved in policy and advocacy!

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Thursday, February 3, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

Come out to learn more about RISE's 2022 Policy Agenda and what the legislature is doing to address the overcrowding and understaffing crisis in the correctional system - to include the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Initiative and building a new prison. Learn how you can get involved in policy and advocacy!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

RISE & Shine - Omaha

Friday, February 4, 2022
8:00 am9:00 am
The Bike Union | 1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Come out to learn more about RISE's 2022 Policy Agenda and what the legislature is doing to address the overcrowding and understaffing crisis in the correctional system - to include the Nebraska Justice Reinvestment Initiative and building a new prison. Learn how you can get involved in policy and advocacy!

Coalition for a Strong Nebraska: Winter Policy Webinar Series

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Winter Policy Webinar Series

Join the Coalition for a Strong Nebraska and the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands for a webinar to explore if and how the legislature will address issues impacting Nebraska's prisons in the 2022 legislative session.

Panelists include:
- Sen. Terrell McKinney
- Jasmine Harris, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, RISE
- Dominique Morgan, Executive Director, Black and Pink, Inc.
- Sam Petto, Communications Director, ACLU of Nebraska

Nebraska's 3rd Annual Day of Empathy: Virtual Attendance

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
12:00 pm3:00 pm
Virtual link to come!
3rd Annual Nebraska Day of Empathy

Join us VIRTUALLY for Nebraska’s 3rd Annual Day of Empathy on Tuesday, March 29th at 12pm.

Click this link to register http://thedreamcorps.org/NebraskaDOE

This year’s event is a hybrid format where we will have a small group of individuals sharing their stories of perseverance with invited senators over the lunch hour. We’ll also discuss introduced legislation and the impact for people who are justice involved.

Following that we will have voting rights and interacting with senators and the legislative process workshops from 1:15p to 2:50p.

If you want to join us at the capitol to lobby your senator, please reach out to jharris@seeusrise.org for more information.

We will also have digital calls to action you can participate in that day, so watch our social media for posts on how to get involved!

Violence, Justice & Reform Summit

Saturday, April 2, 2022
9:00 am12:00 pm
Violence, Justice & Reform Summit

Featuring RISE Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, Jasmine Harris.

Violence, Justice & Reform Summit
Solutions to Close the Gaps

Issues & Solutions: Discussions & Actions

an opportunity to engage with community leaders and advocates working together to provide changes in our community.

Last week was fraught with ups and downs within the legislature for criminal justice reform advocates. From vetoes to the stalling of key legislation, senators found themselves at the center of determining the future of Nebraska’s criminal justice landscape.

From the stories of perseverance from amazing individuals to senators sharing their priorities and what they will continue to fight for, this day laid the foundation for future events to grow and become more impactful.

Nebraska needs criminal justice reform now. Our prison system is in an overcrowding crisis and we have the opportunity to do something about it. We need your help to make LB920 a reality!  

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