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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.

stance

For Immigration Reform

For Abolishing ICE

For Criminal Justice reform & Bail Reform

Pro-Choice

READ MORE

store

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 recently served as the Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.  Previously, Alisha worked for Goodwill Industries, Rescare, 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 recently served as the Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska.  Previously, Alisha worked for Goodwill Industries, Rescare, 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.

 

Covid-19

If Alisha were in the U.S. Senate today, Alisha would introduce legislation that creates an emergency economic crisis agency and reinstates the global pandemic response team. The bill would waive all payments for COVID-19 testing and related procedures, recommend sheltering in place across our states, and increase social security with Medicaid expansion. Improve funding for SNAP, meals on wheels, and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). It would enact the department of defense resources, including the Medical Reserve Corps of 200,000 volunteer health professionals. Provide $2,000 monthly to all tax-payers, suspend student loans payments, and bring annual percentage rates to zero for the duration of this crisis.  It would issue emergency paid family & medical leave for all, suspend evictions, and utilities shut-offs.

We need to bring love back to the our economy and serve people first!

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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 were once known as Nature’s Scientist.  Now farmers and businesses that rely on agriculture risk losing their livelihoods because of ineffective trade policies. Now is the time to address climate change, if we put this off, we risk facing new medical issues and natural disasters. Working families should be thriving rather than struggling to make ends meet.

We need to increase minimum wage to $15.00 as a start, then fund research to determine a livable income for working people.

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 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.  Rural Nebraskans should not have to wait weeks for a visit with a specialist. We need to bring more facilities to rural families. Healthcare is holistic, it should include treatment for mental health and substance use. As a mental health therapist, Alisha saw first-hand the need for mental health in-patient facilities, substance use treatment programs, and long-term care capabilities in Nebraska.  We need a nationwide cap on prescriptions, especially in this pandemic.

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

 

GUN VIOLENCE

Nearly three million children in our country witness gun violence every year and at age 12, Alisha was one of those children. 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. Access to a gun in a domestic violence situation makes it 5 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 is beyond time that we use common sense to tackle this pandemic. As a responsible gun owner, Alisha will encourage manufactures to explore smart guns and expand background checks.

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Covid-19

If Alisha were in the U.S. Senate today, Alisha would introduce legislation that creates an emergency economic crisis agency and reinstates the global pandemic response team. The bill would waive all payments for COVID-19 testing and related procedures, recommend sheltering in place across our states, and increase social security with Medicaid expansion. Improve funding for SNAP, meals on wheels, and The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). It would enact the department of defense resources, including the Medical Reserve Corps of 200,000 volunteer health professionals. Provide $2,000 monthly to all tax-payers, suspend student loans payments, and bring annual percentage rates to zero for the duration of this crisis.  It would issue emergency paid family & medical leave for all, suspend evictions, and utilities shut-offs.

We need to bring love back to the our economy and serve people first!

READ MORE

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 were once known as Nature’s Scientist.  Now farmers and businesses that rely on agriculture risk losing their livelihoods because of ineffective trade policies. Now is the time to address climate change, if we put this off, we risk facing new medical issues and natural disasters. Working families should be thriving rather than struggling to make ends meet.

We need to increase minimum wage to $15.00 as a start, then fund research to determine a livable income for working people.

READ MORE

 

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.  Rural Nebraskans should not have to wait weeks for a visit with a specialist. We need to bring more facilities to rural families. Healthcare is holistic, it should include treatment for mental health and substance use. As a mental health therapist, Alisha saw first-hand the need for mental health in-patient facilities, substance use treatment programs, and long-term care capabilities in Nebraska.  We need a nationwide cap on prescriptions, especially in this pandemic.

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

 

GUN VIOLENCE

Nearly three million children in our country witness gun violence every year and at age 12, Alisha was one of those children. 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. Access to a gun in a domestic violence situation makes it 5 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 is beyond time that we use common sense to tackle this pandemic. As a responsible gun owner, Alisha will encourage manufactures to explore smart guns and expand background checks.

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