NGP May 2019 Newsletter

Hello Nebraska Grassroots Progressives!

It has been a few months since Nebraska Grassroots Progressives sent out any email newsletters, but you are receiving this because you attended a meeting or event, signed up at a booth, or signed a petition online at one point. We will be sending out a monthly, sometimes biweekly, newsletter, especially with so much activity brewing this summer and fall ahead of the 2020 elections.

The Omaha City Council passed the Plastic Bag Ban on Tuesday, May 21st. We need all Grassroots Progressives on board to tell the Omaha City Council to override the Mayor’s Veto on the Plastic Bag Ban. We have an Event Page on Facebook asking people to call or email their city council member to vote to override the Mayor’s veto, with an emphasis on everyone also calling Rich Pahls to vote to override the veto. Pahls could most likely the 5th vote needed for a veto override vote.
Here is the Facebook event page: Tell The Omaha City Council To Override Stothert’s Veto.
OWH Article:

The Omaha City Council also voted against Slumlord Dave Paladino’s request for TIF. We had different events for Omahans to call or email their Omaha City Council member to tell them to vote no on Paladino’s TIF request. A big thanks to all those who made those calls or sent those emails. Here’s the latest OWH article on the Paladino TIF issue:

This last week of May is also the last days (May 30-31) of the 2019 Unicameral Session. Its the last chance we have kill the bill, tell your Senator, especially Democratic Senators to vote NO, as a handful of Democrats either sponsored the bill or actually voted for it. Here’s our FB event page: Last Call To Stop LB209, Misinformation Medication Abortion Bill.
Senator contact info:
Recent votes on LB209:
List of Democratic Senators in the Unicameral.

The Trump administration keeps moving our country towards war with Venezuela and Iran. We have a peace rally planned for June 8th at 1pm demanding the Trump keep his #HandsOffVenezuela and #HandsOffIran. Please join us to show elected officials we don’t want anymore wars!
Here’s the FB event page: Peace Rally: #HandsOffVenezuela #HandsOffIran
RSVP here:

Some of our members are part of an event canvassing for Bernie Sanders May 31st at 6pm at Midtown Crossing in Turner Park. Bernie Sanders supporters will be canvasing the Turner Park Night Market using the BERN app, where you can open an account here: The Bern app. Be sure to bring your phone, fully charged. The event is organized by Nebraskans For Bernie Sanders 2020. Here is the FB event page: Bernie Sanders 2020 Community Canvas.

Check out these maps from organizations we support for any other events in your area.
Indivisible: Indivisible Event Map
Our Revolution: Our Revolution Event Map
Bernie Sanders: Bernie Sanders 2020 Event Map

Check out our website: Nebraska Grassroots Progressives
Sign our latest petition!  Omaha Needs a City owned & Operated Homeless Shelter!
Join Our Cause! Join Nebraska Grassroots Progressives

Thanks for reading our latest actions and news.
Ken Riter, Nebraska Grassroots Progressives

Nebraska Grassroots Progressives Releases Nebraska Primary Endorsements

May 1st, 2018
Ken Riter: ksriteratgmaildotcom 531-205-3193

Nebraska Grassroots Progressives offers Nebraska voters several progressive choices in 2018, who will help move our state & our country in a positive political direction.

Omaha, NE: Nebraska Grassroots Progressives, announces endorsements of several area candidates in the May 15th 2018 Primary. The endorsed candidates are:

Kara Eastman – Congress – CD2
Chris Janicek – US Senate
Linda Bowman – Learning Community – District 1
Jake Seeman – MCC Board of Governors – District 2
Tonya Ward – Learning Community – District 5
Marque Snow – OPS Board – District 2
Jackie Collett – Unicameral – LD20
ChrisAnne Dienstbier – Unicameral – LD20
Andrew Stock – Lancaster County Treasurer

Yes To OPS Bond Measure.

Nebraska Grassroots Progressives says their endorsement slate offers Nebraskans a much needed definitive and progressive point of view in local area politics.

“I’m proud of our slate of candidates,” says Ken Riter, Group Leader, “I hope they do well, and I think they will.” Ken Riter adds, “I challenge our candidates to tackle our nation’s deep racial issues, to sponsor or introduce policies that end race-based suffering, end poverty, hunger & homelessness, and offer marginalized persons a permanent escape from the violence of state enforced police brutality.”

Progressive activist Carol Dicks points out, “Nebraskans need representatives who are unafraid to work toward radically reducing greenhouse gas emissions, confronting how racism affects us all, prioritizing all levels of education, narrowing the income and wealth gap, and promoting universal health care.”

Nebraska Grassroots Progressives began as a group of activists coming together in early 2016, right after the Nebraska Caucus, with the hopes of cleaning out corruption in the Democratic Party, while shifting Nebraska’s political landscape to the left.

“The candidates we endorsed are an important representation of the fact that if we have any chance to win, we need to steer hard and proud to the left and be crystal clear that our values include things like universal healthcare and a living minimum wage,” says progressive activist Becky Curlis.

Nebraska Grassroots Progressives also endorsed candidates in the 2016 & 2017 election cycles.


Nebraska Grassroots Progressives is a volunteer-led Grassroots Progressive movement, which focuses on ensuring the enactment of a bold, sensible progressive agenda across Nebraska.