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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NFP Statement on Arrest of STRATCOM Protesters

For well over a decade, Nebraskans for Peace has publicly supported the Catholic Worker protests of StratCom’s nuclear and space war missions—including the nonviolent civil disobedience trespass of protesters onto Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue to spotlight the peril these missions pose to life on earth. This past December 27, however, an individual with connections to the Des Moines Catholic Worker community, as a protest, destroyed some property at Northrop Grumman, a private military contractor working directly with StratCom.

Nebraskans for Peace had no advance knowledge of this action—nor do we condone such property destruction, as it runs counter to our organizational policy of nonviolence. While NFP shares the ethical, social and economic concerns defendant Jessica Reznicek raises about StratCom’s (and Northrop Grumman’s) activities in the statement reprinted below, willful destruction of property is not a political tactic Nebraskans for Peace advocates.

Nebraskans for Peace will continue to use all peaceful means to express its resistance to our country's increasingly dangerous militarism by ‘modernizing and improving’ its nuclear weapons and delivery systems. But we will also maintain our policy of peaceful protest.
-- Ron Todd-Meyer, NFP President

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2015 Annual Peace Conference

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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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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