Spring 2018 NDP Meeting

The Nebraska Democratic Party (NDP) looks forward to seeing State Executive Committee (SEC) and State Central Committee (SCC) members along with grassroots Democrats at our Spring Meeting in North Platte on April 6-7, 2018.

All Democrats are invited to attend the meetings and trainings, but you must register onsite or online. Online registration closes April 3, 10 am CT

We encourage all Democrats to attend so you can learn how to be involved in party operations and campaigns.

At our quarterly meetings, the NDP conducts party business, issue and constituency-based Caucus meet to plan events and we gather to further the goals of the party.

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Hotel: We have block of rooms at a reduced rate. The meeting on April 7 takes place at this same hotel.

Quality Inn & Suites, 2102 S Jeffers Street, North Platte
*When book your hotel, tell the operator you are with the Nebraska Democrats
*Standard Room rate of $89/night and the Suite Room rate of $119/night

Schedule At-A-Glance

April 6: Workers Summit

*Quality Inn, 2102 South Jeffers St., North Platte
*1pm and 5pm (two separate times, same content at both meetings)
*Bipartisan meeting of union members to discuss issues around organizing and membership.

April 6: Featured Caucus—Working Families: Night at the Spike!

*Golden Spike Tower, 1249 North Homestead Rd., North Platte, Nebraska 69101
*6-9pm (reception with food and drinks)

April 7: Caucuses, Congressional Districts, Blue Bench Trainings and SCC Meeting

*Quality Inn & Suites, 2102 S Jeffers Street, North Platte
*8:30am-4:30pm (registration open 8:30am-noon)

Key Reminders

#NebDemsCare Collection: The #NebDemsCare items we are collecting at this meeting are socks, underwear and feminine hygiene products to donate to the local family shelter, The Connection, in North Platte. Thank you to Christie and Bob Parker who volunteer at the shelter and are working with residents on voting and community issues. You can bring an item with you or buy items from the Wish List: http://a.co/dnTHfOi

Fun things to do while in North Platte: https://visitnorthplatte.com
*Get a beer and pizza at Pals Brewing: https://visitnorthplatte.com/pals-brewing-company
*The Sandhill Cranes will be in their last days, but you can probably still see the amazing annual dance: https://visitnorthplatte.com/sandhill-cranes/

Blue Bench Trainings: The Blue Bench Trainings at the April 7 meeting are Creating Targeted Walk Lists, Block Captain Program and Using Community Service and Dialogue to Build the Party.

Chair Kleeb Round Table: At each meeting, Chair Jane Kleeb holds a roundtable to get feedback on key issues facing the state and national party. For the roundtable on April 7, the conversation will focus updates on the DNC Unity Commission final report (votes are taking place at the March DNC Meeting), the Coordinated Campaign, Block Captain program and looking ahead to 2020 process for Presidential races.

State and County Conventions: Please help us get the word out on the date for the State Convention and the window of time for the County Conventions.

State Convention: The State Convention is June 22-24 at the Innovation Campus and Graduate Hotel in Lincoln.

County Conventions: All County Parties must hold their convention during May 18-June 3. The delegate allocation was emailed to all Chairs. If you need a copy or have questions, please email jacob@nebraskademocrats.org. Each County Chair must complete this google form by April 6. The sooner you can get us the dates the better so grassroots Democrats can plan to attend (i.e. take time off work, find a babysitter, etc).

April 7, Schedule
Quality Inn & Suites, 2102 S Jeffers Street, North Platte

8:30am-Noon
Check In (get name badge, meeting materials)

8:30-9:30am
Catholic Caucus, Middle Loup
Black Caucus, South Loup
Climate Caucus, North Loup
Platform and Resolutions Meeting, East Room
Blue Bench Training: Using Community Service and Dialogue to Build the Party by Bob Parker, West Room

9:35-10:35am
County Chairs Meeting, North Loup
Democrats Experiencing Disabilities Caucus, West Room
Latino Caucus, Middle Loup
Native Caucus, South Loup
Veterans Caucus, Caboose
Nebraska Young Democrats, East Room

9:35-11:00am
Blue Bench Training: Serving as a Block Captain by Ron Rivera, Emma Craig, and Jane Kleeb, River Front Terrace 

10:40-11:40am
Women’s Caucus, North Loup
LGBTQ Caucus, Middle/South Loup
Rural and Agriculture Caucus, Caboose
Rules Committee Meeting, East Room
Roundtable with Chair Kleeb, West Room

11:00-11:45am
Blue Bench Training: Creating Walk Lists and Using the VAN by Eric Aspengren, River Front Terrace

11:45am-12:45pm
CD1 Meeting , North Loup
CD2 Meeting, Middle/South Loup
CD3 Meeting, East Room/West Room

The following will be voted on in each CD Meeting:

*Vacancies for SCC and committee openings get voted on during the CD meetings, see openings here: http://nebraskademocrats.org/be-a-party-leader

*Each CD caucus shall elect two (2) temporary members to the Credentials Committee. (This Committee shall pass upon the qualifications of the delegates and alternates elected to attend the State Convention)

*In order to serve as Credential Committee Member at Convention, the temporary member must attend the Convention as a delegate or alternate to the State Convention.

12:50-1:30pm
Lunch and Open-Mic for Announcements, Sharing of Ideas, River Front Terrace

1-1:30pm
State Executive Committee (SEC) Check-In Huddle, Caboose

*Selection of Credentials Committee Chair


1:30-4:30pm
*State Central Committee Meeting (SCC), North Loup/Middle Loup/South Loup
*Detailed agenda sent to all SCC members in 30-day packet via mail and 10-day packet via email
*Agenda items include detailed information for the State Convention and updates on the Coordinated Campaign including the Block Captain program
*Guests are allowed to attend the meeting but can not vote on agenda items


For SCC Members:

Voting Items at the NDP Spring Meeting:

Votes in each of the CD Meetings:

Vacancies for SCC and committee openings get voted on during the CD meetings, see openings here: http://nebraskademocrats.org/be-a-party-leader

Each CD caucus shall elect two (2) temporary members to the Credentials Committee. (This Committee shall pass upon the qualifications of the delegates and alternates elected to attend the State Convention)

In order to serve as Credential Committee Member at Convention, the temporary member must attend the Convention as a delegate or alternate to the State Convention.

Votes during the SCC Meeting:

Vote on approval of Credentials Committee Chair and Notice of Credential Committee Members elected at CD meetings.

Vote on Convention rules.

Vote to adopt the DNC Rules and Bylaws recommendations and affirmations of the principles of change the Unity Reform Commission brought forward to the DNC. The Rules and Bylaws report can be found here: https://dnc.app.box.com/s/79csf4w3qw0tuxk1csbydsbyvt75kebl

Vote on resolutions submitted (see below and 10-Day Packet).

Rules Recommendations:

No bylaw changes recommended at the Spring meeting.

Resolutions Recommendations (which may come to the floor with edits from the committee, PDFs emailed to SCC):

Funding public universities, by CF Gerald Christiansen
Gun violence and leadership from Parkland students, by CF Gerald Christiansen
Facial hair non-discrimination, by Gordon E. Peterson II
Gun rights and responsibilities, by Gordon E. Peterson II

Additional Info:

All SCC Members and County Chairs are mailed a 30-day packet with a detailed agenda and other information from Chair Kleeb, that packet is also linked below.

Help us fill vacancies on the SCC and Committees–votes take place in the CD Meetings. See the listings here.

If you did not get your 30-Day packet or are not on the NebDems SCC Listserv, please email ryan@nebraskademocrats.org.

Agendas, Minutes and Attendance Listings

North Platte Spring Meeting April. 2018: Agenda and 30-Day SCC Packet

Springfield Winter Meeting Feb. 2018: Minutes and Attendance List

Springfield Winter Meeting Feb. 2018: Agenda and 30-Day SCC Packet

Omaha Fall Meeting Nov. 2018: Minutes and Attendance List

September Phone SCC Meeting 2017: Minutes and Attendance List

Chadron Summer Meeting 2017: Minutes and Attendance List

Lincoln Spring Meeting 2017: Minutes and Attendance List

NDP Archived Resolutions

NDP ByLaws

NDP Platform