Bold Biden and more — #NebDems News

It’s something that is taking time to get used to. But as odd as it seems, we actually have a president who’s interested in getting things done aside from lowering taxes on the rich.

President Biden’s bold, $2 trillion jobs plan focused on infrastructure and the climate was announced this week. With the American Jobs Plan, the president aims to tackle some of the nation’s most pressing problems — from climate change to decaying water systems to the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.

It’s going to be a tough sell, but many, including Esquire’s Charles Pierce, say it is needed.

Glory hallelujah, Infrastructure Week is finally here! Granted, it’s five years and one president* too late, but the current president announced on Wednesday that he’s planning to throw long on this issue the same way he threw long on COVID relief.

But the simple fact is that this work needs to be done. The country’s infrastructure is in a horrible state of disrepair. According to a report produced last fall by the Council on Foreign Relations, the country’s infrastructure is seriously incapable of properly supporting a modern economy.

The simple fact is that roads are cracking, and bridges are crumbling, and dams are shaky, and the country’s water supply in many places has needed an upgrade since the Taft Administration. This work needs to be done, and paid for, by all of us. Because all of us benefit from it.

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The city election primaries in Lincoln and Omaha are April 6!

Check out our slate of great Democratic Candidates Here.

And see important voting information and dates at the NDP Voting Center. Remember, early voting has started!

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The Omaha World-Herald did a piece this week focusing on five artists with pieces featured in the Durham Museum’s latest exhibit, “Beyond the Vote.”

The exhibit explores the 19th Amendment through different perspectives of the women’s suffrage movement.

Check it out here.

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The Nebraska Democratic Party’s Black, Latinx and Native American caucuses recently announced contributions to Omaha and Lincoln candidates from the Candidates of Color Fund.

Ten strong candidates received a total of $2,600.

The fund was developed by NDP Chair Jane Kleeb in 2017. Black Caucus Chair Precious McKesson, Latinx Caucus Chair Dulce Sherman and Native American Caucus Chair Colette Yellow Robe oversee the fund to ensure our party is electing candidates who look like the communities they serve. The NDP’s Candidates of Color Fund remains neutral in primaries while also lifting candidates of color with resources so we are building a diverse party.

The Candidates of Color Fund welcomes donations year-round. Donate here.

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If you are interested in helping write a couple of Letters to the Editor — or even a guest op-ed — over the next year or so, please sign up here to help us support Democrats and our ideas.

The LTE Program is fairly new, but we’ve had some early success.

We can help give you pointers and show you how to submit your letter!

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Help build the NDP and become a Monthly Donor!

Some 550 Democrats ran in races across Nebraska in 2020 and had a 71 percent win rate. Many of the services we offered those candidates were bolstered by our Monthly Donors.

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Welcome to the Party calls have resumed! We are excited to cover topics like city elections, voter registration and the Legislature. We also will be giving our caucuses and councils the floor to talk about their goals and how you can get involved.

The next call is April 6.

If you have suggestions for topics to cover, please email [email protected].

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Get your Biden and NDP swag at the NDP/Shirts 101 store!

The store now features some terrific Jomaha/Blue Dot swag!

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We leave you this week with a rendering by Mike Luckovich.

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

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IMPORTANT DATES

April 6: Lincoln and Omaha Primary Elections April 6

April 6: Welcome to the Party call

April 9: Block Captain Training

April 17: Candidate Training: Who are They?

April 20: Welcome to the Party call

April 23Last day to request an early ballot by mail for the City of Lincoln general election

April 30: Last day to request an early ballot for the City of Omaha general election

May 4:
 Lincoln General Election

May 4: 
Welcome to the Party call

May 11: Omaha General Election

May 11: Welcome to the Party call

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