Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the attack on our nation’s Capitol by supporters of former President Trump in a failed bid to overturn the 2020 election.
“In the past year, instead of trying to protect our democracy and the core values of America, Republicans continue to spread lies about the election in order to push forward their desire to restrict our ability to vote,” NDP Chair Jane Kleeb said. “Democrats are committed to uncovering the truth about this horrific assault and protecting the American people. The core of democracy is on the line and voters will reward those that take this moment seriously.”
It should be noted that the terrible trio of Reps. Don Bacon, Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith on Dec. 14 voted against H. Res. 851 to find Mark Meadows — Trump’s former chief of staff — in contempt of Congress for refusing to cooperate with a request for information from the special House committee investigating the insurrection.
An astute reader of the Lincoln Journal Star wrote a letter to the editor about the vote.
“These House members demonstrated that they feel Meadows is above the law. He refused to comply with the request of the Select Committee to answer questions about the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Their vote also demonstrates that they are not in favor of the truth, nor are they in favor of taking measures to learn the truth about the events on that day.”
Couldn’t have said it any better ourselves.
ICYMI: President Joe Biden has named former state Sen. Kate Bolz as Nebraska’s USDA Rural Development Director. Bolz represented the 29th District in the Legislature district from 2013 to 2021. She was the 2020 Democratic candidate for Nebraska’s First Congressional District seat.
Biden also named John Berge as the USDA State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency for Nebraska.
Berge will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of programs to agricultural producers in Nebraska. These commodity, conservation, credit, and disaster assistance programs ensure a safe, affordable, abundant, and nutritious food, fiber and fuel supply for consumers.
The Omaha World-Herald recently asked: Can Rep. Jeff Fortenberry survive indictment for allegedly lying to the FBI?”
We say no! Vote for Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks or Jazari Kual!
Meanwhile, a judge rejected Fortenberry’s motion to dismiss the charges.
Best of luck to our hard-working Democratic lawmakers in the 2020 legislative 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.
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.
Jan 28: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CT. Via Zoom. Sign up here.
Join Sen. Ben Nelson Jan. 20 at the Omaha Press Club as he talks about his new book, “Death of the Senate.”
Nelson is brutally honest in explaining how we lost it and with humor, insight, and firsthand details explains what needs to be done to get it back. The Senate today, he says, is one of division and rancor.
Next Monday, Jan. 10, is the first day that you can request a vote-by-mail ballot for the May 10 Primary Election.
See how at the NDP Voting Center, which is packed with everything you need to know to vote.
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In the tradition of the four Pinocchios given out by the Washington Post’s fact-checker, we want to know if you have spotted any fibs, lies or untruths from Nebraska’s GOP politicians in the media or campaign ads.
President Biden on Nov. 15 signed into law a sweeping $1.2 trillion infrastructure measure, notching an achievement that had long eluded his predecessor in the White House, Donald Trump. The legislation, which will bring $3 billion to Nebraska, is aimed at improving the country’s roads, bridges, pipes, ports and Internet connections. Trump had repeatedly tried and failed to secure a bipartisan infrastructure deal. Biden is also fighting for his Build Back Better plan!
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Our series of training for campaigns, led by state Sen. Carol Blood, continues.
The next session is Jan. 29: NDP Candidate Training: NDP Services and All Your Questions Answered
Join us on a Welcome-to-the-Party call!! We cover topics such as voter registration and redistricting. 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 Jan. 18. Sign up here.
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There are lots of designs, including 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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Jan. 18: Welcome-to-the-Party call
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Jan. 28-30: State Central Committee meeting