On Primary Election Day, the DCDP is offering rides to the polls, returning vote-by-mail ballots, and voting assistance for those who cannot get to the polls . Call 402-558-5912 to reserve a time on May 10th.
North Omaha Announces Ride-to-the-Polls back for Primary Voting call 402-575-0144
Legislature votes to override Ricketts' veto on young immigrant licensure bill
Senators voted 31-13 Wednesday to override Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of a bill (LB947) that allows young, undocumented immigrants with a legal presence in the United States to acquire professional and commercial licenses to work in Nebraska.
The vote followed a couple hours of debate and was taken on the last day of the legislative session.
In announcing his veto, Ricketts said the legislation flew in the face of the rule of law and was "unjust and unfair" to other immigrants who have come here legally and followed the cumbersome and often expensive process of acquiring student and work visas.
Wednesday morning, 100 people watched from the balcony above the legislative chamber as Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha started debate on the override measure. More....
Tom Tilden Announces Run for 2nd Associate Chair NDP
I ask for your support for election to 2nd Associate Chair of the NDP. I believe my volunteer experience and the skills I have developed in that work will benefit our Democratic Party. I am convinced there is a tremendous potential for recruitment, and in particular recruitment of the many progressives who have been involved in the campaign to get Bernie elected. I know from experience that recruitment is done by building relationships with people and helping them see how they can get involved in the Party. I also believe they need to see that the volunteer work they are doing has value, and that means the Party must take on a larger role in fighting for progressive change.
Progressive change is based on a core respect for the right of each person to achieve their potential and to live their lives as they choose. This progressive perspective forms the foundation of my work in politics, and for me it means America must become a more democratic society. with a truly democratic economy and a democratic political culture in which the majority see a value in participating.
Therefore, issues that are important to me are a federal minimum wage of $15/hour; a federal jobs program to put people to work and to address the alarmingly high youth and minority unemployment rate and to rebuild our infrastructure.
I believe campaign finance reform is desperately needed. I am in favor of a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizen's United; and we need to put in place a system of public funding of elections and end the out of control campaign fundraising requirement that exists now. More...
Patricia Zieg Announces Re-election Campaign National Committeewoman
Dear Party Leader,
Did you know that Nebraska is the only state with entirely public power? That’s thanks to early 20th century progressives.
Now, you and I have a chance to generate public power of a different sort by harnessing the grassroots energy sparked by current
events and the presidential campaign.
I ask your support for re-election as the Nebraska National Committeewoman in order to help the Nebraska Democratic Party (NDP)
to do this crucial work. As a representative on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and an NDP officer, I have focused my
work where I could accomplish the most. My efforts include: More...
Democratic superdelegate vote tied to primary participation
An uncommitted Nebraska Democratic superdelegate said Friday she'll award her national convention presidential vote to the candidate whose caucus supporters participate to a greater degree as registered Democrats in the May 10 primary election.
"I will cast my first-round vote at the national convention for the candidate who has the highest percentage of caucus attendees who vote in the primary and have remained registered Democrats," she said.
"I am just trying to use my delegate status in a way that will help all Democrats in the primary," Maureen Monahan of Omaha said.
"We need all the Democrats who participated in caucus to vote in the primary, too," she said in an email announcing her decision.
Monahan is vice chairwoman of the Nebraska Democratic Party and holds a superdelegate vote at the party's national convention in July as a result of her party office.
"I have a duty to help elect Democrats up and down the ballot," she said.
Many primary contests are nonpartisan races, Monahan noted, including those for Legislature. The two candidates who gather the most votes in the primary move on to the general election without regard to party affiliation. More...
Apr 11 first day for Early Voting in Person (at election office of your county)
Apr 22 Postmark deadline for mail in Voter Registration
May 2 Last day for in person Voter Registration
May 4 Last day election commissioner will accept applications to receive an Early Voting/Absentee Ballot (4pm) (available NOW)'
May 9 Last day for in-person Early Voting
May 10 Election Day: Polls Open: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. central time
May 21 Douglas County Dems Convention 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
June 18-19 Nebraska Democrats Convention Kearney Ne
July 25-28 Democratic Convention Philadelphia Pa
The Blue Dot Survives
Winner-take-all electoral votes fails
A proposal to dump Nebraska's distinctive presidential electoral system by establishing a statewide winner-take-all vote was trapped Tuesday by a filibuster and scuttled by the Legislature.
A motion to invoke cloture and bring an end to legislative debate fell one senator short of the 33 votes required to proceed to a motion on enactment of the bill, failing on a 32-17 count.
Sens. Tommy Garrett of Bellevue and Bob Krist of Omaha switched from their support for a cloture motion a week ago that had prevailed on a 34-15 vote and allowed the bill (LB10) to proceed to a final vote this week. More....
Ron Kaminski Running for National Committeeman NDP
Dear Progressive Democrat,
What an exciting time to be a Nebraska Democrat! Both of our presidential candidates offer so much more for our great Nation than this year's field of GOP contenders and with your continued help we will elect another Democrat to represent us in the White House this year.
I’ve been your National Committeeman for the last four years and have been asked by many Nebraska Democrats to seek another term. I have worked to exceed expectations by raising monies and resources for our democratic candidates, issues, and our party while also getting national officials and candidates to visit our state. I've used my delegate vote as a pull to get three presidential candidates to hold free events this cycle and I am proud of the fact that President Obama recently visited our state for the first time since being elected.
I’m pleased we elected Democrat Brad Ashford to Congress in 2014. I’m very honored to have Congressman Ashford's support and the support of all of our democratic state senators including Senator Ken Harr, Senator Heath Mello, Senator Sara Howard, Senator Tanya Cook, Senator Burke Harr, Senator Rick Kolowski, Senator Kate Bolz, Senator Sue Crawford, Senator Matt Hansen, Senator Patty Pansing Brooks, and Senator Adam Morfeld. I am also honored to have the support of many other elected officials, candidates, and party officials from across Nebraska, as I seek another term as your National Committeeman at our state convention. More...
Bud Pettigrew Announces Candidacy for National Committeeman
Today I announce my candidacy for National Committeeman for the Democratic Party of the State of Nebraska.
I run to represent the entire Nebraska Democratic Party. From all corners of the state East, West, North and South. For the last 8 years I have been Chair of Chairs of the Nebraska Democratic Party. I also have been County Chair of Cherry County since 2006. In 2012 I proudly represented Nebraska at the National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina has one of the National Delegates. More...