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Our state’s greatest strength is our people: honest, hard-working people from all walks of life. We believe in growing the good life for ALL Nebraskans, not just for the few at the top.
At the Nebraska Democratic Party, we want to do well for ourselves and our families–and do our part for our communities, state, and country. We respect the dignity of every person–no matter who you are, what you look like or where you come from.
Each of us has something valuable to contribute to our state. When Nebraskans work together, we can accomplish anything. Democrats fight every day to move our state forward and make our government and our economy work for every Nebraskan–not just powerful special interests.
Sometimes it can be confusing how to navigate the Party structure, so we hope you reach out to us with any questions or attend your County Party Meeting to connect with Democrats from your area.
All Democrats are welcome to attend our four State Central Committee meetings each year where we conduct Party business and our Congressional Districts, Caucuses and Councils meet.
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
Key Party Documents
The national and state Democratic Party Platforms are position statements that guide the party on key issues from climate change, to gun safety, to racial justice, and jobs.
In 2016 and again in 2020, the national Democratic Party adopted the most progressive and compressive platform describing the ideas and values Democrats across our country hold.
The Nebraska Democratic Party Platform, the Foundation Statement, and the Permanent Policy Positions File are, in combination, the statement of beliefs that the State Party has adopted as a basis for guiding its actions. They have been adopted by a majority of delegates to the State Convention, and remain in force until the next State Convention.
Resolutions are discussed and voted on at our NDP meetings held four times a year and at our state convention once every two years. Resolutions are statements on current topics and issues.
We place all resolutions that did pass the NDP State Central Committee and the proposed resolutions that did not pass into a Google Drive. The resolutions are organized by “passed” and “proposed”.
Constitution and By-Laws
The Nebraska Democratic Party Constitution and Bylaws govern our Party structure. Learn how our political organization operates and organizes to help elect Democrats to office.
2024 Delegate Selection Plan
Every four years, an election for President of the United States is held. As part of that process, each political party engages in a primary election in order to decide which candidate advances.
As a part of this primary process, each state is responsible for electing a slate of delegates who will represent the state at the Democratic National Convention. The Delegate Selection Plan lays the outline for how these Delegates will be elected.
Code of Conduct
State Central Committee
The State Central Committee (SCC) is the governing body of the NDP.
We have four SCC meetings a year where Democrats gather to conduct the business of the state party.
Democrats and Independents are welcome to attend as guests. All SCC meetings are steamed on our Facebook page for the public to view. Only SCC Delegates can vote on the agenda items.
We archive the agenda packets, minutes, and attendance lists for our State Central Committee Meetings.
Current Meeting Schedule
Accommodation Request: To request reasonable accommodation for accessible participation at NDP meetings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (402) 434-2180.
Mar. 4, 2023, Lincoln
July 15, 2023, Scottsbluff
Oct. 14, 2023 Via Zoom
- 30-Day Packet
- 10-Day Packet
- Day of Agenda Packet
- Meeting Minutes
Dec. 3, 2023, Via Zoom
- 30-Day Packet
- 10-Day Packet
- Day of Agenda Packet
- Meeting Minutes
State Central Committee Structure
Our statewide officers along with Caucus and Council Chairs are members of the SCC.
Two Delegates, of a different gender, are elected from each Legislative District. Additionally, two Alternates, of different genders, are SCC members but only vote in the absence of Delegates. All Delegates are elected, for a two-year term, at the Legislative District Caucus at the State Convention which takes place every two years.
If a Delegate moves, resigns, passes away, or does not attend two meetings without notifying the alternate and the designated NDP contact, a replacement will be elected at the next quarterly meeting of the Congressional District Caucuses.
In addition to SCC Delegates from the LDs, we also elect and appoint Committee Members along with Caucus and Council Leaders.
Who can be a SCC Delegate?
- Registered Democrat
- Active in Local County Democratic Party
- Assists in Voter Registration
- Supports Local, State and National Democratic Candidates
- Supports Local, State and National Democratic Elected Officials
Serving in a Party Role
You can serve in various leadership positions by getting elected at the county, legislative district, Congressional District or state level. All of these leadership positions help build the Party. When we have a strong Party infrastructure we win elections!
If you want to serve on the SCC as a Delegate, you should notify the NDP Office (email@example.com) and let us know you are interested in serving in one of the vacancies listed.
Your LD is the same as your State Legislative District. You can find your LD here.
2017-2022 SCC Meetings Archived
Jan. 28-30, 2022, Via Zoom
March 1-20 County Conventions, SCC meeting
April 1-2, State Convention, Via Zoom
June 24-26, SCC Meeting, in Lincoln
Oct. 14-15, Kerrey Nelson Gala and SCC Meeting, in Omaha
Dec. 17, SCC Meeting, Via Zoom
Jan. 8-9, 2021, Online + Phone Meetings
March 6-7, 2021, Online + Phone Meetings
June 4-5, 2021, Online + Phone Meetings
Oct. 1-3, 2021, Online + Phone Meetings
Jan. 17-18, SCC Meeting: Norfolk
Featured Caucus: Disabilities Caucus
March 21, SCC Meeting: Phone and Online
Featured Caucus: Working Families Caucus
NOTE: Due to the CoronaVirus, the March SCC Meeting and County Party Convention Training were held online and on the phone.
May 17-31: County Conventions
Conventions were held in all 93 counties for the first time all online. Read about that process here.
June 13-14: State Convention
The state convention was held all online. See the details here on rules and process that governed the convention.
We elected officers, SCC Members, delegates to the national convention and electors. Read all about the convention results.
July 18-19, SCC Meeting: Phone and Online
September 26-27, SCC Meeting and Continuation of State Convention Phone and Online
March 28-30, 2019: CD1, Lincoln
Featured Caucus: Latinx Caucus
June 28-30, 2019: CD3, Scottsbluff
Featured Caucus: Interfaith Caucus
October 25-27, 2019: CD2, Omaha
Featured Caucus: Black Caucus
December 7, 2019: SCC Meeting (phone)
No Agenda Packet
How the State Party Works with County Parties
The State Party provides support and guidance to County Parties. Some of the support and services we have available to county parties include:
- VAN- You can sign the MOU and access the Voter File for your county. The Voter file gives you access to tools you can use to make managing your county party and getting Democrats elected much easier.
- Infrastructure- We have extensive email and phone lists, we have access to texting platforms, we have a mail permit that allows us to send bulk mail at a discounted rate. We can use these resources to help you build your county party and reach Democrats in your area.
- Literature- The state party creates lit pieces for outreach and voter education. We make these pieces available to counties and have worked with groups to develop targeted pieces.
- Block Captains- Our Block Captains get 50 doors in their neighborhood and they talk to their neighbors about voting and civic engagement 3 times a year.
- Blue Bench Training- We provide training opportunities several times a year and if you are interested in something specific, please reach out and we will do what we can to accommodate your request!