Give to Lincoln Day May 26, 2016

Nebraska Peace Foundation will be a part of Give to Lincoln Day again this year! That special day is this Thursday, May 26th!

If you donate to the Nebraska Peace Foundation on Give to Lincoln Day, that donation will be worth even more! We will receive your donation plus a proportional share of the $300,000 challenge match pool. Anyone, anywhere can participate!

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Internationally Renowned Climate Scientist Dr. James Hansen is Coming to Omaha!

Dr. James Hansen, the world's most famous climate scientist, is coming to Omaha to deliver a free public lecture Friday evening April 29th at the Mike and Josie Harper Center on the Creighton University campus at 602 North 20th Street at 7:00 p.m. titled, “Energy and Climate Change: How Can Justice Be Achieved for Young People?”

Described by the Washington Post as “the world’s most famous climate scientist,” Hansen is the former director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and is credited with having detected thirty-five years ago that the burning of fossil fuels was creating a greenhouse effect and warming the planet.

The talk will focus on the inter-generational injustice of climate change and the harm climate disruption poses to our children and grandchildren.

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NFP Resolution on the Violence-Prone Tenor of the Presidential Candidates

The Nebraskans for Peace State Board has issued the following statement in support of a more rational presidential campaign. It is our hope that the primary campaign in Nebraska will be conducted in an orderly and respectful manner, consonant with the goals of our organization:

Nebraskans for Peace is appalled by the surging violence in this campaign. The idea behind elections is that all parties listen to the evidence and arguments of each candidate and make a rational decision as to what is best for the common good. The idea of allowing protests is that we make our best decisions when we are confronted by arguments on both sides of an idea, together with the evidence for the arguments. We denounce the tone and tenor of many of the election rallies, especially the advice by some of the candidates that people in the audience should smash the faces of those who oppose them, the throwing out of opponents from meetings, the appeals to racism, sexism, and xenophobia, and the efforts to pit groups of Americans against each other. We call on all candidates to ask their supporters to speak moderately, rationally, and peacefully in debates – private and public – about U.S. policy and to respect the human rights and capacity for rational discourse of other human beings, even those who disagree with us. Nebraskans for Peace is the oldest state wide peace organization in the country, and the tenor of this election opposes everything we stand for.

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2016 Nebraska Democratic Presidential Caucuses March 5

The 2016 Nebraska Democratic Presidential Caucuses are this coming Saturday, March 5. With Nebraska being such a solid Republican rampart in presidential general elections, the presidential caucuses are pretty much the only venue in which Democratic voters in the state get to have their voices heard.

Nebraskans for Peace has not endorsed either of the two remaining Democratic candidates in the race: Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. As background information for our NFP members who are registered Democrats, however, we are reproducing below the statement of Peace Action (the nation's oldest and largest Peace & Justice organization) on the 2016 presidential campaign. This statement is for your information only and is not an endorsement of Bernie Sanders as we are a 501 (c) (4) organization.

Stands on the issues are of course only one of a number of factors that may come into play when voters are choosing a presidential candidate -- national electoral appeal and sufficient access to campaign resources being two obvious others. But given the political stakes of this election, the decision Americans make for our next commander-in-chief could not be more crucial.

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NFP Scholarship to High School Seniors

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