Archive: 09/2015

2015 Annual Peace Conference

‘JUSTICE FOR ALL’
Securing Justice for Nebraska’s Diverse Communities

A Free and Open-to-the-Public Panel Presentation by Local Experts on Housing, Economic Opportunity, Education, Health & Legal Rights Issues

The 2015 Annual Peace Conference will be held Saturday, October 17 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 5th & Elm Streets in Grand Island. There is no registration cost for this year’s program and everyone is welcome to attend both the morning panel and afternoon workshops for free. Meal reservations for the $10 per person Mexican buffet luncheon can be made by contacting the NFP State Office via email at nfpstate@nebraskansforpeace.org, calling 402-475-4620, or by downloading the conference brochure by clicking HERE.

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Urgent Action Needed on Climate Resolution in Congress

A Congressional Resolution on climate just introduced by Congressman Chris Gibson, Republican of New York, may be the start of real progress in Congress.

There has been a seemingly insurmountable wall between Republicans and Democrats. Now, in a remarkable breakthrough, ten additional House Republicans have found the political courage to put their names on Gibson's Resolution. It calls for work to begin on economically viable solutions. It also affirms a moral responsibility to steward our environment and economy for vulnerable peoples now and generations in the future. Click HERE to read the Resolution.

YOUR ACTION IS NEEDED -- this may be one of the most important things you can do about the climate crisis all year: Please call or email Nebraska's two Republican House members, and ask them to read the Gibson Resolution and consider co-signing it. Of course, it's better if you're from their District.

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2015 Annual Peace Conference- JUSTICE FOR ALL

presented by the University of Nebraska-Omaha Grace Abbott School of Social Work & Nebraskans for Peace

JUSTICE FOR ALL | Securing Justice for Nebraska’s Diverse Communities

A Free and Open-to-the-Public Panel Presentation by Local Experts on Housing, Economic Opportunity, Education, Health & Legal Rights Issues.

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The Good News About Wind & Solar Power

By Bruce E. Johansen

Some of my friends call me “Doctor Doom,” because when my news is about global warming, the prognosis is usually grim. This month, however, I have some rare good news, so enjoy it. The subject is how rapidly wind power is replacing fossil fuels as a preferred source of electricity. Those of us who have been watching already know that the Omaha Public Power District for example (heretofore wholly coal- and nuclear-generated), by next year, will be about one-third wind. By that time, one-half of Iowa’s electricity also should be generated by wind power.

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Obama Secures Iran Victory As 34th Senator Endorses Nuclear Deal

September 2, 2015
The Guardian

The Obama administration has secured enough support in the Senate to ensure that the Iran nuclear deal will survive a congressional vote, but John Kerry warned remaining waverers that rejection of the agreement would be a “self-destructive blow” to US credibility.

Kerry was speaking in Philadelphia less than an hour after Democrat Barbara Mikulski became the 34th senator to support the deal, ensuring a landmark victory for the Obama administration’s efforts to prevent it being derailed.

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