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I’m running for U.S. Senate, because it’s time that Nebraskans have a clear choice. We deserve representation that truly reflects Nebraska values. Economic opportunities across our state, strengthening trade in agriculture, strong families with access to quality healthcare, supporting our teachers, being good stewards of our environment, and fair pay—are Nebraska values. Join me in this movement, because every Nebraskan deserves a chance.

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Alisha Shelton’s first job was detasseling corn at age 13. Money was tight and she wanted to be a good example for her younger brother and sisters. As Alisha grew older, she became very active in the Omaha community eventually collaborating with community organizations to end gun violence, organizing advocacy days at the Unicameral, and hosting GOTV events to increase civic engagement in her community. 

In addition to her community service, Alisha is a licensed independent mental health practitioner and licensed professional counselor. Alisha specializes in trauma informed care across the lifespan.  She is the Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Previously, Alisha worked for Goodwill Industries, Charles Drew Health Center, Heartland Family Service, and the Children’s Respite Care Center. 

Alisha is past president of the Omaha Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and an active member her church. 

Alisha has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology Pre-Medicine from Xavier University of Louisiana and two Masters of Science degrees from Bellevue University in Human Services and Clinical Counseling. She is married to Vincent Shelton and they have two dogs—Charlie and Snoopy. 

Alisha Shelton’s first job was detasseling corn at age 13. Money was tight and she wanted to be a good example for her younger brother and sisters. As Alisha grew older, she became very active in the Omaha community eventually collaborating with community organizations to end gun violence, organizing advocacy days at the Unicameral, and hosting GOTV events to increase civic engagement in her community. 

In addition to her community service, Alisha is a licensed independent mental health practitioner and licensed professional counselor. Alisha specializes in trauma informed care across the lifespan.  She is the Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Previously, Alisha worked for Goodwill Industries, Charles Drew Health Center, Heartland Family Service, and the Children’s Respite Care Center. 

Alisha is past president of the Omaha Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and an active member of her church. 

Alisha has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology Pre-Medicine from Xavier University of Louisiana and two Masters of Science degrees from Bellevue University in Human Services and Clinical Counseling. She is married to Vincent Shelton and they have two dogs—Charlie and Snoopy. 

 

Gun Violence

Nearly three million children in our country witness gun violence every year and approximately 100 Americans are killed from guns every single day. One million women alive today have been shot or shot at by an intimate partner while access to a gun in a domestic violence situation makes it five times more likely that a woman will be killed. Two-thirds of gun deaths are suicides, and in context, the U.S. gun suicide rate is 10 times that of other high-income countries.

It’s beyond time that we use common sense to tackle this pandemic.

 

Healthcare Access and Affordability 

Healthcare access is necessary to maintain good health, prevent sickness, manage disease, and reduce premature death. Healthcare should be geographically accessible across the entire state.  

Families shouldn’t fear out-of-control costs when they seek care, and seniors shouldn’t be worried about rising prescription drug costs.

 

Economy

Our economy is growing but everyday people aren’t benefiting from the growth. Our students face a life of debt when they choose to further their education in hopes of greater economic opportunity. Farmers and businesses that rely on agriculture risk losing their livelihoods because of ineffective trade policies. Working families should be thriving rather than struggling to make ends meet. 

We need a new deal for working people.

 

 

Gun Violence

Nearly three million children in our country witness gun violence every year and approximately 100 Americans are killed from guns every single day. One million women alive today have been shot or shot at by an intimate partner while access to a gun in a domestic violence situation makes it five times more likely that a woman will be killed. Two-thirds of gun deaths are suicides, and in context, the U.S. gun suicide rate is 10 times that of other high-income countries.

It’s beyond time that we use common sense to tackle this pandemic.

 

Healthcare Access and Affordability 

Healthcare access is necessary to maintain good health, prevent sickness, manage disease, and reduce premature death. Healthcare should be geographically accessible across the entire state.  

Families shouldn’t fear out-of-control costs when they seek care, and seniors shouldn’t be worried about rising prescription drug costs.

 

Economy

Our economy is growing but everyday people aren’t benefiting from the growth. Our students face a life of debt when they choose to further their education in hopes of greater economic opportunity. Farmers and businesses that rely on agriculture risk losing their livelihoods because of ineffective trade policies. Working families should be thriving rather than struggling to make ends meet. 

We need a new deal for working people.

 

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