- John Turek – Chair
- Sharon Hoffman – Vice Chair
- William Wozniak – Secretary
- Joni Kuzma – Treasurer
Buffalo County on Social Media
The Buffalo County Democrats (BCD’s) includes Kearney, Pleasanton, Ravenna, Gibbon, and Shelton. In the past two years, the organization has regrouped and are very busy these days. We have an active group of members and a 300+ distribution list. We meet the 3rd Monday of the month to explore current issues, feature informative speakers and promote activities and events that further democracy. The BCD’s have a renewed commitment to increasing our visibility across the county by participating in area events (e.g. UNK’s Blue & Gold Student Day, PRIDE March), having a booth at the Buffalo County Fair and promoting the party in community parades, through social media on our Facebook page and our website, in writing columns for the Kearney Hub as a part of the “Gravel Road Politics” series, writing Letters to the Editor and sending press releases about monthly meetings, on a monthly local radio talk show (KGFW “Talk of the Town”), attending local meetings of governing bodies and speaking on pertinent policies, and supporting local, state, and national Democratic candidates and issues.
The Executive Board meets regularly to plan for the year, set the budget, and identify priorities. There are currently four subcommittees, each led by an Executive Board member, and comprised of general membership: Social Justice, Political Action, Communications, and Fundraising/Financial. In the next few months, we plan to establish a new monthly donor program, assist the NDP with the launch of a new website, and hold a Fall kick-off picnic.
Most recently, the BCD’s are coordinating circulation of the petition, to put LB753 on the ballot, with other community groups. We have distributed turf maps of Kearney neighborhoods and the villages of Gibbon and Shelton and have volunteers going door-to-door to contact voters. We have collected signatures at multiple community events. Also, one of our new members designed a large banner for the organization that will be used at events to invite people to register to vote and/or become involved with the Buffalo County Democrats. We are excited for and looking forward to the next year!
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Block Captains get a list of neighbors (Democrats and moderate to left-leaning nonpartisans) to contact three times each year. It takes one-on-one conversations to change minds, and that’s what Block Captains do.