URGENT: Tell Nebraska Lawmakers to Support LB 306!

Your state senator needs to hear from you TODAY.

LB 306 would allow Nebraskans who must leave a job to care for a family member with a serious health condition to file for unemployment benefits when they are ready to return to work. The bill adds “caregiving for a family member with a serious health condition” to the list of “good cause” reasons for leaving a job.

Expanding the “good cause” definition to include caregiving will help support caregivers looking to re-enter the workforce.

Half of the states already recognize compelling family reasons as good cause for quitting a job. It’s time for Nebraska to add family caregiving needs to the list of “good cause” reasons.

Nebraska’s caregivers help their family members stay in their homes, and delay or prevent costly nursing home care, providing significant savings to the state. 

The Nebraska Legislature is expected to take a first-round vote tomorrow – Thursday, Feb. 7 - on LB 306. We need your help right away to advance this bill to the second round of voting.

Please send a message to your senator NOW. Urge him or her to vote YES on LB 306.

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Dear [Decision Maker],

I'm writing to urge you to vote in support of LB 306. The bill makes a common-sense addition to the definition of "good cause" for leaving a job under the unemployment security law to include "caregiving for a family member with a serious health condition."




Thank you for considering support of LB 306. Your support for adding family caregiving to the "good cause" reasons for leaving employment will help Nebraska caregivers get back on their feet when they are ready to re-enter the workforce and save the state money on long-term care.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]