Disinfectant delusion and more — #NebDems News

The good folks at Reckitt Benckiser (RB), the British company responsible for making Lysol, issued a warning Friday against the “internal administration” of their products.

Why, you ask, would Reckitt Benckiser worry about people ingesting Lysol?

Well, it seems President Trump — while carnival barking at one of his daily coronavirus updates — suggested that it might help fight the pandemic.

As Peter Wade of Rolling Stone explained:

In a bizarre, even for Donald Trump, White House coronavirus daily briefing, the president pitched his ideas on whether disinfectants or ultraviolet light could be used to cure coronavirus patients. …

“The disinfectant, where it knocks the [coronavirus] out in a minute — one minute — and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning. Because you see, it gets in the lungs… so it’d be interesting to check that. …”

It’s more proof that Trump’s ad-libbing ramblings are not benign. They have real-world consequences, and Americans are paying the price.

193 days until the election, folksAfter that, we can disinfect the White House.

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The dates have been set for Democratic county conventions across Nebraska next month.

See when yours is here.

The county conventions, where we elect local leaders and delegates to the state convention, will be done via phone due to the coronavirus.

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There are more than 550 Democrats running for office in Nebraska for the May 12 Primary!

You can see the whole list here.

We have created Voting Cards for the four largest counties that list all the Democratic candidates to help folks fill out their ballot:

Douglas

Lancaster

Sarpy

Hall

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The Nebraska Democratic Party is focused on making sure our elections are accessible and that the public is safe during the pandemic. We are shifting the majority of our resources to help candidates campaign in a new virtual world and assist voters to Vote by Mail.

Click here to sign up to make calls and send texts for candidates.

 

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We leave you this week with a rendering by Steve Kelley. Because we all need a laugh.

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

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IMPORTANT DATES

NOTE: All of the NDP’s in-person events have been postponed until further notice. Check our Facebook page and website for updates. If you had planned to attend any non-NDP events, we urge you to check with the organizers on the status.

April 27: Last day to register to vote online

May 1: Deadline for Vote By Mail Applications to be received by your county election office

May 12: Primary Election

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