Subscribe to the Nebraska Green Party Digest; also new format

If you’re not already a subscriber, then you don’t know what you’re missing. Join a Nebraska Green Party listserv to learn about Green events and issues near your home. Also keep up on national and international events with links to stories from Truthout, Reader Supported News, AlterNet, and more. Let Mj’s “Good News” digest brighten your inbox! (Subscribe to see what we mean.)

  • Congressional District 1 (Lincoln, Columbus, Norfolk): Send a message to ngpd1-m-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.
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Also, Mj announced a new format for the digest beginning in February:

Hello Greens. We’ve decided to make a little change in the NGP Digests. We hope it will be helpful for readers.

We will now send local action alerts and event notices separately from the Digests. Digests will continue to bring You as much Good News as possible from sources we’ve used for years: Jill Stein and the Green Party of the US, Reader Supported News, Truthout, Democracy Now!, AlterNet, Daily Kos, as well Lincoln Journal Star, Nebraskans For Peace, and other local sources. (We’ll also bring you less than good news when it seems necessary, but You can always find that elsewhere.)

Action alerts have sometimes gotten lost in the mix of national news and commentary. Thus, the change.

Using the INDIVISIBLE model, we need resistance to be collective, constant, and local. We hope this change will make it easier to stay aware of local actions and events that need Your support.

-Mj Berry

Constituents protest at closed Fischer event; news media barred

From the Lincoln Journal Star:

Several hundred demonstrators gathered outside the Grand Manse in downtown Lincoln Tuesday to protest Sen. Deb Fischer’s decision not to hold town hall meetings during the current congressional recess.

Meanwhile, inside the building, the news media was barred by the Lincoln Independent Business Association from covering Fischer’s address to a luncheon meeting.

LIBA luncheon appearances by public officials traditionally have been open to the media.

Read the full story.

Nebraska Green Party Meeting Feb. 19 in Omaha

Get involved with a discussion about the Nebraska Green Party’s future, including ballot access in 2018. Pick up a new NGP t-shirt and a petition or two. We’re gathering signatures again.

  • WHEN: Sunday, February 19, 3 to 5 p.m.
  • WHERE: Aroma’s Coffeehouse, 1033 Jones Street, Omaha.

Check out the Facebook event.

Make Fischer Listen Rally Feb. 21 in Lincoln

INDIVISIBLE Lincoln is organizing this event in response to Senator Fischer’s disregard for citizen concerns about recent legislation and appointments:

  • WHAT: Rally in Lincoln
  • WHEN: Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Grand Manse, 129 North 10th Street, Lincoln, outside Fischer’s meeting with LIBA, a Lincoln special interest group.

Read more and join the Facebook event.

New Nebraska Green Party T-shirts now available

We have a new supply of American Apparel Nebraska Green Party t-shirts, made by the local Green-identified Lincoln business Screen Ink. They will be available at this Sunday’s February 19th Omaha NGP meeting, or before, in Lincoln, by e-mailing mjberry (at) inebraska.com. Sunday’s meeting is at 3 p.m. at Aroma’s Coffeehouse, 1033 Jones St. (Join the Facebook event.)

Women’s Marches on Omaha, Lincoln Jan. 21

Can’t make it to DC this weekend? Show solidarity right here in Nebraska:

Women’s March on Lincoln:

Women’s March on Omaha:

Occupy Inauguration Weekend

From Jill2016.com:

Tune in all day on Saturday, January 21, as we “Inaugurate the Resistance” on Facebook Live and here on the Jill2016 site.

You resisted the neoliberalism of Hillary Clinton and the neofascism of Donald Trump. Thank you! The resistance against Trump and the failed corporate two-party system continues even before he is inaugurated, and will continue afterwards as well.

The recounts in MI, PA and WI helped to reinvigorate the movement for election integrity. We will continue to fight to ensure that every vote counts.

In addition to the recount we are resisting corporate rule through protest.

On January 20, we will join thousands of people and organizations from around the country in Washington DC to Occupy Inauguration, sending a message to Trump that we reject his dangerous presidency from the very start.

On January 21, day one of the Trump administration, we’ll be on Facebook Live with an all-day online forum featuring Greens, social movements, and progressives, sharing resources and inspiration to support resistance and transformation.

We do not consent to Trump’s regime of hate, fear, and corruption.

We will oppose oligarchy with democracy. And we will build an unstoppable movement whose time has come, to put people, planet, and peace over profit.

Join us!

Read more and get the full schedule.

County decision fails Whiteclay

From the Lincoln Journal Star Editorial Board:

Last week, Sheridan County Commissioners could have done the right thing and denied the reissue of liquor licenses to the four beer stores of Whiteclay.

Instead, after just 10 minutes of discussion, the commission voted 3-0 to recommend reissuing licenses to the stores in the remote village with a population of 12 that, year after year, have been allowed to sell the equivalent of 3.5 million cans of beer. Most of the sales are to residents of the legally dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation just across the South Dakota border.

The reservation, home to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is plagued with alcoholism, crime, poverty and fetal alcohol syndrome — all exacerbated by the easy availability of alcohol in Whiteclay. Shutting the stores down by denying the liquor licenses wouldn’t end those problems, but it would likely reduce them.

Read the full editorial.

NGP State Council Meeting Sunday, Jan. 15, in Lincoln

The monthly Nebraska Green Party State Council meeting will be Sunday, January 15, at 7 p.m. Location is The Coffeehouse, 1324 P Street, in Lincoln. The agenda will include the ballot access drive and other business.

Before the meeting, it would be a good idea for attendees to check out INDIVISIBLE: A practical guide for resisting the Trump agenda.