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Social and Human Development

“A political society endures when it seeks, as a vocation, to satisfy common needs by stimulating the growth of all its members, especially those in situations of greater vulnerability or risk. Legislative activity is always based on care for the people.”

- Pope Francis, Address to U.S. Congress


Social and Human Development

Our Catholic Faith dictates that we be attentive to the cry of the poor and afflicted and come to their aid. The Catholic Church in Nebraska and around the world provides relief from poverty and help to many, but the state also has a role to play. The Nebraska Catholic Conference supports policies that seek to address poverty, restorative and economic justice, and issues of human development, while honoring the dignity of every person.

Issues related to Social and Human Development include:
Public assistance programs, housing, economic justice, just wage, human trafficking, immigration, restorative justice, predatory lending

Foundational Documents:

2019-2020 Legislative Bills in Social and Human Development


LB44 (Sen. Ernie Chambers): Abolition of Death Penalty

LB169 (Sen. Megan Hunt) & LB402 (Sen. Robert Hilkemann): Food Assistance for Former Felons

LB369 (Sen. Tony Vargas): Notifications & Enforcement of Immigration Laws 

LB516 (Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks): Social Services for Child Victims of Human Trafficking

LB518 (Sen. Lou Ann Linehan): Support for Trafficking Survivors Act

LB628 (Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks): Increase Earned Income Tax Credit

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