In the whirl of news this past week, you might have missed this:
Donald Trump inaccurately claimed that the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 ended WWII — a conflict that did not begin until two decades later.
But enough about that. We must cut Mr. Trump some slack, as George Conway, husband of White House aide Kellyanne Conway, reminded us in a touching op-ed piece this week in the Washington Post, entitled: “I (still) believe the president, and in the president.”
I believe that if Biden is elected, there will be “no religion, no anything,” and he would confiscate all guns, “immediately and without notice.” He would “abolish” “our great,” “beautiful suburbs,” not to mention “the American way of life.” There would be “no windows, no nothing” in buildings.
I believe the president and the doctor who believes in demon sperm and the medical use of space alien DNA, and not Anthony S. Fauci, who’s an “alarmist” and “wrong.”
I believe the president’s suggestions that physicians should try injecting patients with household disinfectants, and shining ultraviolet light inside their bodies, make perfect sense.
I believe the president has been treated worse than Lincoln, even though Lincoln was assassinated.
Well, you get the idea. Just 81 days until the election. Vote as if your life depends upon it. Because it does.
Nebraska Democratic Party Chair Jane Kleeb issued the following statement on Vice President Joe Biden picking Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate.
“Sen. Kamala Harris is a fierce watchdog on Capitol Hill and will bring that same fighting spirit to the White House. The Trump Administration is leaving behind trails of corruption that will need focus and a steady hand to bring justice to those who’ve torn apart our country. There is simply no better person to stand with Vice President Biden to get the job of the people done.” Kleeb said.
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Recent polling done in Nebraska’s 1st Congressional District for the Kate Bolz for Congress campaign shows President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden in a dead heat to win the electoral vote.
And Bolz is within striking distance of incumbent Rep. Jeff Fortenberry.
Being driven by a 15-point lead in Lancaster County, Biden is currently polling within the margin of error for November’s election (46 percent to 48 percent), a massive swing in the Democrats’ favor from the 2016 results.
When voters in the district hear Kate’s story, as well as the pluses and minuses of both candidates, the Congressional race for NE-01 moves to a margin of error race as well.
In case you missed it, Chair Kleeb was quoted in a New Yorker article:
“Post offices are the center of any rural town, and it connects us to friends and family as well as markets for small businesses,” Jane Kleeb, who lives in Hastings, Nebraska, told me. I got to know her because she was, and is, a remarkable leader in the fight against the Keystone XL oil pipeline. She’s also the chair of Nebraska’s Democratic Party, and—with her recent book “Harvest the Vote” — an outspoken advocate for getting progressives to take rural America seriously.
The Morrison Exon fundraising event will be online this year because of the ongoing pandemic — but the event will still be packed with special guest speakers, volunteer awards and lots of fun!
The theme this year is “At Home with Nebraska Democrats.”
SAVE THE DATE: September 27, 2020.
We will post the ticket link, speakers and time of the event soon, so keep checking back. In the meantime, please consider submitting a nomination for one of the awards.
Our Yard Sign Drive-thru Parties were a HUGE success, but folks are still clamoring for more.
Fill out this form to get a Biden yard sign, a Biden farm sign (4×6) and signs for Kate Bolz and Kara Eastman!
The NDP has started a series of Welcome to the Party online events geared to new voters. We will answer all your questions about voting and how to get involved. You can type your questions in the chat or ask them live.
Make sure you register to vote and request a Vote-by-Mail ballot at the NDP Voting Center.
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We leave you this week with a rendering by Stuart Carlson on Trump’s attacks on the USPS and voting my mail.
–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director
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Aug. 17-20: Democratic National Convention
Sept. 13: Block Captain Training
Sept. 27: Morrison Exon Annual Event — At Home with Nebraska Democrats