Archive: 05/2014

Nebraskans for Peace Legislative Advocacy Wrap-up for 2014

Overall we had mixed success with our advocacy efforts this session, but we worked with others and succeeded in getting some of the most intractable measure passed, especially those relating to the judicial and correctional system, efforts to suppress the votes of minorities and young voters, and efforts to reduce significantly taxes on the rich. Here is a look at the measures we supported and opposed:

LB 464 – (Carried over from 2013 session) Make changes juvenile justice system concerning jurisdiction, services for juvenile offenders and their families, and truancy. (Supported) Passed

LB 485 – (Carried over from 2013 session) Prohibit workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Supported) Filibustered on the floor. Vote to end filibuster 26-22 (33 needed). Failed.

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Pledge Your Support to Raise the Minimum Wage

Sen. Jeremy Nordquist has sent out the following message to rally support from Nebraskans to RAISE THE MIMINUM WAGE! Please read the email and click the link and...

Pledge Your Support to Raise the Minimum Wage

Nebraska’s current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. At this wage level, a worker working 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, earns $15,080. This is below the federal poverty line for families of two or more.

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"Let's Grow! Get Out and Garden"

A public call to action to grow the food you eat!

The “Let’s Grow! Get Out and Garden” campaign is an initiative of the Local Foodshed Working Group to encourage Lincolnites to grow their own food. It’s a great way to save money, eat more fruits and vegetables, get exercise, and connect with your community. Big gardens or small – whether it’s a pot of herbs on your balcony or half an acre of vegetables and fruit trees – we want you to garden.

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