Danielle Helzer

Board Member, Nebraska State Board of Education, District 6

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I am a wife, mother, and a community advocate. My husband and I adopted our two kids (who are now 13) from foster care when they could not be reunified with their biological parents. My kids’ resilience inspires me daily.

My track record before running for this office demonstrates my commitment to progressive values that seek liberation from oppression. I worked in low-income schools for most of my teaching career equipping students who were often pushed to the margins with the skills they would need to flourish. After teaching, I worked for nonprofits like Big Brothers Big Sisters and YWCA of Grand Island. In these jobs, I didn’t just provide essential programming to youth, BIPOC, and women in my community. I also used my position to advocate systemically for policies in our statehouse that would challenge racism, violence, and oppression.

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