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Civic Engagement Nebraska Politics

Seeing Red Shoutout – Let’s All Be More Like Judy

Just when you thought it was going to be business as usual for the Labor Day weekend and the first football game of the season, along comes Judy King to save us from ennui and the patriarchy. You see, our hero Judy was at the stadium today to enjoy some football and fresh air with […]

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Civic Engagement

Red State Recap

Second Annual Red State This Saturday, I attended the second annual Red State conference at the Unitarian Church in Lincoln. This annual gathering of leftists is hosted by local groups, including the Lincoln DSA, the Omaha DSA, the Nebraska Left Coalition, Feed the People-Lincoln, For the People-Omaha, the Black Cat House, the Triumph, and the […]

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Civic Engagement Legislature Nebraska Politics

Joseph Couch is Challenging an NRA Senator in the Legislature

You’ve likely been filled with despair and anger over recent mass shootings, and while we can only jump for joy over the internal implosion of the NRA, the best action we can take locally is to clean up our own house by defeating state senators that do the NRA’s dirty work. State Senator Mike Hilgers […]

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Civic Engagement Nebraska Politics

Bacon’s Bogus Townhall

With Congress in recess for 44 days, Bacon plans just one town hall The House of Representatives went into its annual August recess on July 27 and it won’t gavel into session again until September 9. Despite the fact that this is the third year that Don Bacon has had to plan constituent events for […]

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Legislature Nebraska Politics

Stay and Fight the Good Fight

This week, State Senator John McCollister, a Republican who represents District 20 in Omaha, spoke out against his party’s harboring of white supremacy. He tweeted, “The Republican Party is enabling white supremacy in our country. As a lifelong Republican, it pains me to say this, but it’s the truth.” He is hardly the only one […]

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Civic Engagement Draft Nebraska Politics

It is Time to Run

Phew! So far, 2019 in Trump’s America has largely been an exhausting rinse and repeat of previous years. Kids are still in cages, there is still a crisis at the border, and Trump’s racism has come home to roost in his tweets about Baltimore and the Congressional Squad of four women of color. He wants […]

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Jeff Fortenberry’s Abuse of Power: Episode Number We Lost Count

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry held two town halls this week, one in Bellevue and one in Lincoln. We posted a guide to maximizing town hall opportunities by making a sign to keep on your lap in the front row, and one constituent, Brian Reitz, did just that. As you might have imagined, this did not sit […]