Come out and attend an event in your community and be a visible sign of the peace and justice movement in Nebraska.
Rally at the Capitol! We Deserve a Vote on LB 577
With a small group of opponents obstructing a bill in the Legislature that will help our working families get access to health care and boost our state’s economy, it’s time to make your voice heard!
Join us on the west steps of the Nebraska State Capitol on Wednesday, May 15 at 5:30 for a public rally to show state senators we stand with the 54,000 uninsured Nebraskans and tell them LB 577 deserves a vote!
Stand with 54,000 uninsured Nebraskans. They deserve a vote.
Stand with our rural hospitals.
They deserve a vote.
Stand with working families.
They deserve a vote.
Stand with the 500 lives the Medicaid expansion will save each year. They deserve a vote.
What: “LB 577 Deserves a Vote” public rally
Where: Nebraska State Capitol, 14th and K Street
When: Wednesday, May 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m
LB 577, the bill that would extend Medicaid coverage, would help 54,000 uninsured, working Nebraskans get access to health care. It would provide security to our rural hospitals, our working families, and our veterans. It is beneficial to our economy, returning $2.3 billion to our state. And it would save an estimated 500 lives every year.
Make a sign showing who you’re standing with that could be helped by LB 577 and bring it to the rally.
Being there on May 15 could make all the difference! We have a great chance to do the right thing for our uninsured people and our state’s economy.
"Contemporary Challenges of Indian Tribes in Nebraska"
Nebraskans for Peace once had a major role in working for the establishment of the Nebraska Commission on Indian Affairs, in negotiations between white and Indian communities in Thurston county, in stopping the Cook, Nebraska, celebration of genocide, and in the effort to support Native Americans during the Wounded Knee trial of 1976. Lately we have focused on White Clay.
The Lincoln Chapter of Nebraskans for Peace and Plymouth Church are sponsoring a discussion, with the head of the State Commission on Indian Affairs about what else is presently happening in Indian country . Please attend so that you can act knowledgeably when Indian policy questions arise.
The event will occur on May 15 at 7:00 at Plymouth Church.
GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY
GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY is May 16, 2013 this year. Nebraska Peace Foundation will be participating again this year as we were last year. This is a day when donations to non-profits have an additional promotional amount added to each donation by the Lincoln Community Foundation. This is a great opportunity for supporters of Nebraskans for Peace to make a donation to Nebraska Peace Foundation and have your donation increased by the Lincoln Community Foundation.
The following are some of the rules for GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY:
All donations have to made on that one day, May 16, 2013. Donations can be made on other days but no promotional amount will be added to your donation.
The minimum donation is $10.00. The promotional amount will be added on donations up to $10,000.00. Donations over this amount will still be accepted and passed on to Nebraska Peace Foundation but only $10,000.00 will be eligible for adding the promotional amount.
Donations can be made on-line through Razoo, but there is a 2.9% processing fee charged on all on-line donations. Since the promotional amount probably will be around 6% (the percent added to our donations last year), then this processing fee will cut the net gain from the promotional amount by Lincoln Community Foundation by nearly one half.
Donations made by check or cash are accepted without any processing fee, but should be sent or delivered to Nebraskans for Peace, 941 O Street, Suite 1026, Lincoln, NE 68508. Be sure your donation reaches the NFP before May 16th. However checks should be dated May 16, 2013 and made payable to Lincoln Community Foundation. These checks and any cash donations will be picked up at the NFP office and hand carried to Lincoln Community Foundation on May 16th. Checks should have the notation “Nebraska Peace Foundation” in the ‘memo’ or ‘for’ line on your check. This way Nebraska Peace Foundation receives all of your donation plus the promotional amount. Do NOT send your donation directly to Lincoln Community Foundation.
You will receive a receipt from Lincoln Community Foundation and if your donation is for $250 or more you will need this special receipt for claiming the donation as a tax deduction.
During 2013 the IRS allows Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) to be made to charities from IRA accounts of persons over 70 1/2 years of age. QCD donations (a maximum of $100,000.00) made this way are excluded from your taxable income and this is an advantage especially for those having to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) each year. If you are interested in a QCD to be included in GIVE TO LINCOLN DAY, please contact me since special instructions are needed to process this through Lincoln Community Foundation. I do not give tax advice but will help with processing your QCD request through your IRA account manager.
NEBRASKANS FOR PEACE BOARD MEETING
Where: Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha(at the corner of 38th and Lafayette Streets)
When: May 18, 2013 from 9am til 2pm
NFP Annual Rice and Beans Dinner
Please join us at Omaha's Annual Fun, Food and Friends event, our:
Rice and Beans Potluck Dinner (Potluck = bring your favorite food dish to share with everyone)
(Rice and drinks are furnished)
Saturday, May 18 at 6:00pm.
Feel free to come early to visit with old and new friends!
We will start setting up at 4:30 and can always use another set of hands.
Hanscom Park United Methodist Church, 4444 Frances Street, Omaha (1 block south of 45th & Center Streets)
A Free Will Offering Will Be Taken for NFP's Operations
Featured Speaker: KATHLEEN MCQUILLEN
A Just Foreign Policy Equals A Rights Based Foreign Policy
Kathleen McQuillen is the Iowa Program Coordinator with the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). In her capacity as Iowa Program Coordinator, Kathleen initiated an AFSC Immigrant Rights Program, collaborated on the development of a Faith and Labor Coalition to address issues of economic justice, and currently directs a peace education program. The peace education work focuses on US policy and wars; addressing the forces driving those wars, and the human and economic cost of such wars.
RSVP (not required): 402-453-0776 so we know how much rice to cook!
PS:This is our annual fundraiser in Omaha, so if you can't attend, please consider making a donation to help NFP continue doing our good work by going to our website at http://nebraskansforpeace.org/donate or by sending a check to Nebraskans for Peace, 941 “O” Street, Suite 1026, Lincoln NE 68508. Please note with your donation that it is for the Rice and Beans Dinner.
Nobody should be denied education because of their socioeconomic status; nobody should be forced into overwhelming debt for a degree. As curious and creative creatures, education is something that should be a basic part of who we are for our entire lives. Education should not merely be a necessary step that we take to get a career. It should be something we engage in everyday, for the sheer joy of learning, and for the betterment of ourselves and our community. Keep up to date with the classes offered by Occupy Eduaction Lincoln!
Anti-War Vigils in Lincoln
Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 PM
Lincoln Federal Building
16th and 'O' Streets, 5-6 p.m.
Call 402-499-6672 for more information.
Peace Vigils Every Saturday in Omaha
Join us every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. for our weekly Peace and Justice Vigil on the northwest corner of 72 & Dodge St. in Omaha, NE
Contact Steve Horn for more info: 402-426-9068
Bring and hold your favorite sign, a hula-hoop and do some Hooping for Peace or just come take a stand for something good.
If you don't walk, bike, bus or ride in a carpool to this, please park in the lot on the Northeast corner of 72nd & Dodge Street.
Peace Vigils Monthly in Grand Island
The Cental Nebraska Peace Workers Chapter of Nebraskans for Peace meets on the 4th Sunday of every month.
The group meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 N Elm, at 3pm.
The Peace vigils are held the following Wednesday at 5pm on the corner of State St and Webb St,
by the Grand Island mall.
For any questions, contact Del Roper at (308) 384-3266.