Cancun Cruz and more — #NebDems News

By now, most of us have heard about the latest Republican gaffe — this one committed by Texas Sen. Ted “Look at my cool Civil War general beard” Cruz.

It seems that Cruz, as millions of his fellow Texans were suffering from extremely cold weather and widespread power outages impacted by years of elected officials ignoring climate change, decided to jet down to Cancun, Mexico, for a little down time.

This was not lost on The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz:

Senator Ted Cruz made a top-secret trip on Wednesday to investigate whether Mexico illegally stole heat and sunshine from his home state of Texas.

Cruz said that he undertook the dangerous heat-finding mission because he cares deeply about the current suffering of his fellow-Texans.

“The temperature in Cancún is an unacceptable fifty degrees warmer than in Houston,” Cruz said. “It’s so warm here on the beach that I’ve had to wear a swimsuit and periodically douse myself in the ocean. It is an absolute disgrace, and it will not stand.”

“I intend to stay here until I get to the bottom of how Mexico managed to steal all of this heat and sun from Texas,” he said. “I don’t care how long it takes.”

News of Cruz’s trip caused members of Mexico’s Senate to call for the building of a wall along the border with the United States, because, in the words of one lawmaker, “They’re not sending their best.”


Nebraskans have been hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis. Our governor should be doing everything he can to get more shots in more Nebraskans’ arms, especially those people with critical jobs and professions like our public school teachers.

Right now, Nebraska is one of the worst-ranked states in vaccinations.

The Nebraska Democratic Party is conducting a 1-question-poll in order to gauge what people all over the state think about Gov. Ricketts’ leadership throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Please let us know what you think and share with fellow Nebraskans.


The NDP has designed a series of graphics in honor of past and present elected officials for Black History Month.

We will be posting them throughout the month on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

You can also view them all together here.


Check out our slate of great Democratic Candidates for the 2021 city elections in Lincoln and Omaha!

See them here.

And see important voting information and dates at the NDP Voting Center.


The Republicans have launched an attack on our voting process in Nebraska at the Legislature.

As reported by the Omaha World-Herald, state Sen. Julie Slama has introduced bills requiring voters to show ID in order to cast a ballot and another measure to change the way Nebraska allocates its five Electoral College votes — which helped President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris win the White House

Both measures had hearings this week before the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.

Click here to see what you can do to help fight the measures.


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.


The NDP will be hosting Donors and Grassroots Volunteer Briefings. We will focus on the success of 2020 and looking forward to 2021-2022.

We hope you will join us. Each meeting should take about 1 hour (30 minutes presentation, 30 minutes Q&A). Please share that with your contacts and members.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to Finance Director Precious McKesson at

All events begin at 6 p.m Central Time/5 p.m. Mountain Time.

–March 3: Donors and Grassroots Volunteer Briefing

March 8: Donors and Grassroots Volunteer Briefing


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 Feb. 23 with the Native Caucus.

If you have suggestions for topics to cover, please email



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

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


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

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

NOTE: If you’d like to receive #NebDems News via email, just let us know by sending a note to:



Feb. 23: 
Welcome to the Party call

Feb. 26: Naomi for City Council Virtual Trivia Night

March 3: Donors and Grassroots Volunteer Briefing

March 6-7: State Central Committee phone meeting

March 8: Donors and Grassroots Volunteer Briefing

March 14: 2021 LCDP Patriots Celebration

March 26: Last day to request a mail-in ballot for the Lincoln and Omaha city primary elections

April 6: 
Lincoln and Omaha Primary Elections April 6

April 6: Welcome to the Party call

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

Like this article?