Dubious Doug and more — #NebDems News

Well, he’s at it again.

Nebraska Attorney General and Legal Eaglet Doug Peterson joined yet another absurd lawsuit with several of his GOP counterparts.

Peterson and 19 other state attorneys general have filed suit against the Biden administration over rules regarding LGBTQ people, including the participation of transgender girls in school sports and the use of bathrooms by transgender people.

Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery filed the lawsuit, arguing that rules recently issued by the U.S. Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission go beyond a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

The Supreme Court ruled in June 2020 that civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment.

The lawsuit asks a judge to stipulate that schools and employers are allowed to have showers, locker rooms, bathrooms and living facilities separated by “biological sex;” that schools are allowed to have sports teams separated by “biological sex;” that workplace dress codes can be based on “biological sex;” and that schools and employers are not required to use a transgender person’s preferred pronouns.

Peterson has a pattern of joining blatantly partisan GOP court actions at the expense of Nebraska taxpayers.

In December, for example, he joined 16 other GOP attorneys general in filing a brief supporting a lawsuit by Texas raising questions about the integrity of November’s presidential electoral process in a number of states.

That action was tossed onto the trash heap by a judge. The same fate hopefully awaits this atrocity.

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We have moved the date of our Morrison-Exon event to Nov. 13 so it would not conflict with Husker football.

Get tickets to the Morrison-Exon event here.

The Morrison-Exon dinner, which is our annual fundraising event, is when we celebrate the volunteers and party leaders who build and grow the Nebraska Democratic Party.

The deadline for M-E award nominations is Sept. 15 at 5.p.m CT.

Submit a nomination here.

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A special legislative session on redistricting begins Sept. 13.

Redistricting happens every 10 years after the census and is meant to even out the populations of Nebraska’s three congressional districts, 49 legislative districts, six Supreme Court districts, eight University of Nebraska Board of Regents districts and State Board of Education districts and five Public Service Commission districts.

Join our Welcome-to-the-Party call on Sept. 9, where we will discuss redistricting.

The Legislature’s Redistricting Committee will hold hearings in each of the three congressional districts as required by rule. Please attend the hearing in your congressional district.

  • September 14 at 1:30 p.m. CT in Grand Island
    Central Community College, Health Science Education Center, Room 555,
    3134 W. Hwy 34
  • September 15 at 9:00 a.m. CT in Lincoln
    Nebraska State Capitol, Room 1524
    1445 K St.
  • September 16 at 10 a.m. CT in Omaha
    Scott Conference Center
    6450 Pine St.

For more information, see the Redistricting 2021 page on our website.

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If you are attending the Nebraska State Fair, which runs through Sept. 6 in Grand Island, stop by the NDP Booth in the Pinnacle Bank Exhibition Center, Booth L102!

You can take our issues survey and get some free swag!

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Sign up now for the Midwest Rural Conference on Oct. 2, where we have three great speakers on three amazing topics. The event is hosted by the NDP’s Agricultural and Rural Council.

SIGN UP HERE.

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Many Republicans, notably Rep. Don Bacon, have heaped criticism on the Biden Administration for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan — a move, that included the release 5,000 Taliban prisoners, was brokered by former President Trump.

Bacon can’t find bi-partisan solutions or agree with Biden because his entire goal is to pretend he is a moderate while masking who he really is — a Republican who engages in finger-pointing rather than offering solutions. In the end, Bacon loves it both ways because he can flip and flop around pretending to be whatever he thinks is popular.

READ MORE.

                                                            (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Our series of trainings for campaigns, led by state Sen. Carol Blood, continues.

Sign up for the next session on Sept. 26: Logical Fallacies — How false statements are used to distort issues in political debates and campaigns.

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You think you know your stuff? Join the NDP for a night of fun and trivia! Five rounds of trivia questions ranging from current politics, past politics, Nebraska history and so much more. Grab your team of six, or if you are solo, we will match you with other solo players.

Nov. 7, 2021: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CT. Via Zoom

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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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Important note: Due to concerns about COVID, we are postponing our annual Salute to Senators until March 3, 2022.

Even though we had planned to hold the original event outside, we felt it prudent to postpone given the increase in COVID cases due to the Delta variant.

Get tickets and tables now!

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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 Bruce MacKinnon.

–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: [email protected]

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IMPORTANT DATES

Sept. 9: Special Welcome to the Party Call on Redistricting

Sept. 14: Redistricting hearing in Grand Island

Sept. 15: Redistricting hearing in Lincoln

Sept. 16: Redistricting hearing in Omaha

Sept 21: Welcome to the Party Call – Youth Assembly

Sept. 26: Campaign Training: Logical Fallacies

Oct. 2: Midwest Rural Conference

Oct. 3:SCC meeting

Oct. 5: 
Welcome to the Party Call- Veterans and Military Families Council

Oct. 17: Block Captain Training

Oct. 25: Scottsbluff Event with Chair Jane Kleeb and Sen Carol Blood

Nov 2: Welcome to the Party- Secular Council

Nov. 7: NDP Trivia

Nov. 13: Morrison-Exon event

Nov. 21Welcome to the Party- Interfaith Council

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