Yard signs for Stein/Baraka are available:
- IN OMAHA: Pick up signs any day after 7:15 p.m. at 2028 N. 65th Avenue. Phone Dave at (402) 570-2187 to make special arrangements if necessary.
- IN LINCOLN: Phone Charise Grimes, (402) 720-6760, if you’re in Northeast Lincoln, or phone Mj, (402) 489-0598, in Central Lincoln.
From Retain A Just Nebraska:
Please join us on Tuesday, November 1, from 5 to 6:45 p.m. for a reception with death row exoneree, Kirk Bloodsworth. A screening of the documentary Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man about his life will follow the reception.
An honorably discharged former Marine, Mr. Bloodsworth is the first person in the United States exonerated from death row by DNA testing. In 1984, he was arrested for the rape and murder of nine-year-old Dawn Hamilton. He was sentenced to death in Baltimore County, Maryland, in 1985. Kirk was released from death row in 1993 after DNA tests incontrovertibly established his innocence.
- WHEN: 5:00 pm – 6:45 pm on Tuesday, November 1, 2016
- WHERE: The Session Room, 1506 Mike Fahey Street, Omaha
- COST: $50 suggested donation, $35 for young professionals
Mr. Bloodsworth will join us at the reception. Following that, there will be a screening of the film about his experience on death row at Film Streams, which is just around the corner from The Session Room, followed by a Q &A with him.
Learn more and RSVP.
Over 75% of Americans want open debates.
However, the Commission on Presidential Debates, run by former Republican and Democratic party officials, has chosen to exclude Jill Stein from the presidential debates. As we have demonstrated with the previous two debates, this does not stop the Stein/Baraka campaign from speaking truth to power. We have been inserting Jill’s responses in each debate and livestreaming it to #BreakTheBlackout. We’ll do it again during the third, and final, presidential debate on October 19th. We’ll also follow the debate with a live Q&A session, open to all. Join us!
Read more and join the Facebook Live Q&A with Jill Stein.
From Nebraskans for Peace:
Plan to attend Nebraskans for Peace’s Annual Peace Conference. Senator Ernie Chambers, Dr. Richard Miller, and Professor John Hibbing will be keynote speakers:
- Saturday, October 29
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Augustana Lutheran Church, 38th Sreet and Lafayette Avenue, Omaha
The 2016 Annual Peace Conference promises to be one of the best in our storied 46-year history. You can attend this all-day event (lunch included) for just $20. You can register for the conference by contacting the NFP State Office directly at nfpstate (at) nebraskansforpeace.org or (402) 475-4620.
The eight workshops are about Combating Climate Change, Stopping the Nuclear Arms Race, Our Criminal Justice System, The Latest on Whiteclay, Public Policy & Black Lives Matter, Getting To Know Our Muslim Neighbors, Crisis in Syria and Iraq, and The Political & Economic Prowess of the 1%.
Check out the full details, including the schedule and registration form.
The next People’s Film Festival event is this coming Monday, Oct. 17, held as always at 7 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 31st and Harney streets. The theme will be the death penalty, and two short films will be shown. The first is the award-winning documentary Stones, which explores the death penalty in Nebraska. The second is a film clip from Democracy Now! that deals with two people, one from Ireland and one from the United States. “It is a story you will marvel at and also be uplifted by,” says Steve Horn. “It ought to put a stake through the heart of those who insist on blind retribution.”
From Democracy Now!:
With the presidential election just over four weeks away, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off Sunday night at Washington University in St. Louis in what Politico described as “the ugliest debate in American history.” We play excerpts and expand the debate by giving Green Party nominee Jill Stein a chance to respond to the same questions posed to Trump and Clinton. Stein and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson were excluded from the debate under stringent rules set by the Commission on Presidential Debates, which is controlled by the Democratic and Republican parties. We invited both Stein and Johnson to join us on the program; only Stein took us up on the offer.
Watch Jill’s responses or read the transcript.
From the Lincoln Journal Star:
There was a time during early efforts to undo the Legislature’s repeal of capital punishment in 2015 that longtime death penalty opponent Sen. Ernie Chambers was confident.
He said he had no doubt Nebraska voters would uphold the decision of the Legislature to stop executions.
Now, because of the way the ballot referendum will appear to voters, he just doesn’t know.
“It’s so confusing to people,” he said.
He even gets confused trying to explain it to those who call him and ask.
The simplest way to think of it is to focus on what the Legislature did, and then to decide if you want to retain the law senators passed to eliminate the death penalty for first-degree murder and substitute it with a life sentence, or if you want to repeal that bill (LB268), keeping the death sentence intact.
Read the full story.
Please consider attending the Nebraska Green Party’s upcoming State Council Meeting:
- Sunday, Oct. 16
- 6:30 to 9 p.m.
- Caffeine Dreams, 4524 Farnam St., Omaha
For more information and to request an agenda, contact Charles Ostdiek, NGP Co-Chair, at (402) 718-5991.
From Democracy Now!:
Hundreds of people protested outside the debate at Hofstra University on Monday to demand the presidential debates be opened up to third-party candidates. At least 24 people were arrested. Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein was escorted off campus by Hofstra security and Nassau County police, despite the fact that she was invited on site by MSNBC, ABC, Fox and CBS for interviews. Democracy Now! was there at Hofstra and brings you this exclusive report.
Read the full story.
Phone bank for Jill Stein in Omaha
Join the phonebanking crew for Jill Stein in Omaha:
- Saturday, September 24, 4 to 6 p.m.
- Tuesday, September 27, 6 to 8 p.m.
Both opportunities will be at the Benson Branch of the Omaha Public Library, 6015 Binney Street. Free pizza provided!
Participate in the first presidential debate
Just because she ain’t invited doesn’t mean she ain’t goin’. Join Jill Stein and Greens from across the country in support of more inclusive debates. The Love Bus from Lincoln is taking Nebraskans to the protest at Monday evening’s presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York. There’s still room. If you’d like to join the group, Contact Jennifer Allen, jallen4 (at) lps.org.
Read more about the plan for protest and civil disobedience at the first debate.