Pete Plucked and more — #NebDems News

Well, Gov. Pete “Gosh, My Daddy’s Rich” Ricketts continues to prove that his heart is made of wood.

Ricketts, who was born with a gold spoon in his mouth, showed again that he has no empathy or compassion for those Nebraskans in need by vetoing a pair of measures meant to help them.

LB08 could offer food assistance to another 3,476 households in Nebraska, said Omaha Sen. John McCollister, the bill’s sponsor. The additional aid would be provided through federal dollars and the latest pandemic relief measure would cover the costs of administering the aid.

LB306 would — horror of horrors — help poor Nebraskans pay their heating and cooling bills.

Ricketts launched an aggressive lobbying effort against lawmakers’ plan to override his vetoes by urging them to “stop this liberal expansion of state welfare benefits.”

Lawmakers plucked his feathers and overrode both vetoes.

It is worth noting that Ricketts’ marionette Sen. Julie “Yes, Master” Slama voted against both overrides.


Thanks to our great Democratic lawmakers for their effort in the 2021 session!

Sens. Carol Blood; Mike McDonnell; Machaela Cavanaugh; Tony Vargas; Megan Hunt; John Cavanaugh; Wendy DeBoer; Terrell McKinney; Steve Lathrop; Justin Wayne; Lynne Walz, Matt Hansen; Anna Wishart; Patty Pansing Brooks; Eliot Bostar; Adam Morfeld; and Jen Day.


In case you missed it, NDP Chair Jane Kleeb recently talked with  on SiriusXM radio about the Jan. 6th insurrection, conservative myths and convincing the state’s Republicans to rethink their allegiances.

Listen to the program here.


NDP leaders weighed in Tuesday as the nation marked the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Floyd, who was black, was murdered when white police officer Derek Chauvin held a knee to his neck for more than nine minutes.

“We keep George Floyd and his family in our prayers,’’ said NDP Vice Chair Spencer Danner. “We must remember that there is much work to do to bring accountability in the names of George Floyd, Daunte Wright, Breonna Taylor, and too many others who have been killed.”



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Join us as we walk you through the step-by-step process so you can hit the ground running.



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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 June 1. The topic: President Biden’s Big Plan, Part 1.

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 Drew Sheneman.

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

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June 1: Welcome to the Party Call

June 4: “NDP Candidate Training: “Hiring Campaign Staff,” hosted by Sen. Carol Blood and other guests.

June 4-5: NDP State Central Committee meeting

June 5: Michelle Bates for Legislature Campaign Kickoff

June 16: Adam Morfeld for Lancaster County Attorney Campaign Kickoff

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