Trump Thumped and more — #NebDems News

The lucid people of Planet Earth sighed in relief this week when the Facebook-appointed panel of journalists, activists and lawyers upheld the social network’s ban of former president* Donald Trump, ending any immediate return by Trump to mainstream social media. He’s also been banned from Twitter and YouTube.

But there is hope for his crazed, deluded followers, like Nebraska Gov. Pete “Gosh My Daddy’s Rich” Ricketts and his wannabe successor Charles “I Live in Missouri But Make Me Nebraska’s Governor” Herbster.

Trump is threatening to start his own social media platform, which prompted this dispatch from the New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz:

A defiant Donald J. Trump is urging his supporters to follow him on Facebook Total Landscaping, a new social network he has created.

“Facebook Total Landscaping will be the biggest social network in the world, way bigger than what that loser Zuckerberg came up with,” he said. “No one’s on Facebook.”

Trump said that his new social-media platform, which will operate out of a parking lot outside Philadelphia, will be run by his former attorney Rudolph Giuliani, “so you know it’s going to be terrific.”

“Rudy’s out buying a computer right now,” he said. “He had to replace the one that the F.B.I. took last week.”

Boasting about his social network’s explosive growth, Trump said that he had already friended Donald Trump, Jr., Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner, and was waiting to hear back on a friend request to Melania Trump.

Stay tuned.


Back home in Nebraska, Democrats made a strong showing in Tuesday’s city of Lincoln election, with the party bolstering its super-majority on the Lincoln City Council and all three Democrats winning their races for the Lincoln Board of Education.

City council members Bennie Shobe and Sändra Washington won re-election to their at-large seats and Tom Beckius unseated GOP incumbent Roy Christensen for his at-large seat. That gives Democrats a 6-1 majority on the officially non-partisan council.

In the Lincoln Board of Education races, Democrats Kathy Danek in District 1, Barb Baier in District 3 and Don Mayhew in District 7 all won re-election.

And this Tuesday, May 11, is the city election in Omaha.

Our Dems:

For Omaha mayor: R.J. Neary.

Omaha City Council candidates: Pete Festersen in District 1, Ben Gray in District 2, Juanita Johnson in District 2, Danny Begley in District 3, Vinny Palermo in District 4, Patrick Leahy in District 5, Naomi Hattaway in District 6 and Sara Kohen in District 7.

See important voting information at the NDP Voting Center.


And we need your help in these final days to help push those Democrats across the finish line!

We have actions you can do that take anywhere from 30 seconds to two hours.


Save the date and help this diverse group of organizations fight for voting rights! Help ignite support for Congress to pass uniform voting rules and expand voting rights.


In case you missed it, the NDP Native Caucus released a poignant comment Wednesday in support of the sacred role of Native American women and girls on the National Day of Awareness for National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons.

Read it here.


The House has already passed the Equality Act, and now it’s up to the Senate to take a stand for equal rights and dignity, no matter who you love or how you identify. Add your name here and take a stand for what’s right.


If you are interested in helping write a couple of Letters to the Editor — or even a guest op-ed — over the next year or so, please sign up here to help us support Democrats and our ideas.

The LTE Program is fairly new, but we’ve had some early success.

We can help give you pointers and show you how to submit your letter!


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.


We have launched a series of candidate trainings. The next one is May 15: Crafting your Campaign Budget, hosted by Sen. Carol Blood and other guests.

Having a clear understanding of the amount of money you will need to raise, where you will need to spend that money and how to make sure your campaign follows your strategy is key to campaign success. Join us as we walk you through the step-by-step process so you can hit the ground running.

Sign up here.


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 May 11.

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 Bill Bramhall.

–By Kevin O’Hanlon/NDP Communications Director

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May 11: Omaha General Election

May 11: Welcome to the Party call

May 15: Candidate Training: Crafting Your Campaign Budget

May 18Welcome to the Party call

June 4-5: NDP State Central Committee meeting

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