Can’t make it to DC this weekend? Show solidarity right here in Nebraska:
Women’s March on Lincoln:
Women’s March on Omaha:
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.
Read more and get the full schedule.
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.
From Progressive Omaha:
Join the resistance to Trump’s attack on our environment and civil rights by attending the #Earth2Trump Omaha Event.
The #Earth2Trump Roadshow is rallying and empowering defenders of civil rights and the environment to resist Trump’s dangerous agenda. Stopping in 16 cities on its way to Washington DC, it will bring thousands of people to protest at the presidential inauguration.
The Omaha event will be from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Friday, January 13, at First Unitarian Church, 3114 Harney Street, Omaha.
Check out the video and full route map at the Center for Biological Diversity.
From BOLD Nebraska:
On January 9, people in all 50 states will send a message to every US Senator: reject Donald Trump’s reckless climate denying cabinet nominees.
Join Bold Nebraska in Lincoln for a rally at Senator Ben Sasse’s office (we’ll also rally at Sen. Deb Fischer’s Omaha office in the afternoon at 4:00 p.m.).
The Day Against Denial will fight back against some of Trump’s most dangerous cabinet picks:
- Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, for Secretary of State
- Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator
- Ex-Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy
- Rep. Ryan Zinke for Department of Interior
The climate is changing, and anyone who denies it shouldn’t be in the White House cabinet. It’s up to the Senate to stop these nominations — and up to us to show up in person to tell our Senators to fight Trump’s Climate Denial Cabinet.
Read more and RSVP.
The 2016 Presidential election has left our nation reeling.
Donald Trump’s shock victory is the result of the massive failure of the corporate two-party system, which imposed a whiteout on progressive and independent campaigns while producing the most disliked and untrusted major-party candidates in history.
This toxic election has delivered a uniquely toxic result: right wing extremists, bigots and blowhards will take control of government starting in January, casting a distressing shadow over our future.
As the two-party system hits rock bottom, momentous grassroots struggles are being waged outside the political establishment: at Standing Rock, in the Black Lives Matter movement, the Fight for 15,and more. In these emerging political spaces, we can make this breaking point for the establishment a tipping point towards a new politics for people, planet, and peace over profit.
Greens are uniquely positioned to help lead the way.
Join fellow Greens at Occupy Inauguration.
From the Lincoln Journal Star:
In carefully crafted language, a legislative study committee on Wednesday sounded an alert, rather than an alarm, about climate change and set the stage for continuing engagement by the Legislature.
The study committee recommended that the 2017 Legislature establish a climate planning committee to “create an evidence-based, data-driven climate action plan” for the state.
Sen. Ken Haar of Malcolm suggested there are “a lot opportunities ahead for Nebraska in wind, solar and biofuels.”
And Sen. Tyson Larson of O’Neill said the Legislature should be able to develop “policies that work for both sides” of the political debate with a focus on the potential for economic growth.
Sen. Heath Mello of Omaha said senators decided to address this “very contentious subject in the Legislature” by approving the initial study by an interim committee co-chaired by a conservative Republican (Larson) and a progressive Democrat (Haar).
And at Wednesday’s news conference in the Capitol Rotunda, Larson said he will introduce a resolution during the 2017 legislative session to authorize creation of the proposed climate planning committee with establishment of guidelines.
That, Mello said, will “continue the process and continue to use an evidence-based approach.”
“We compromised,” Haar said, in reaching the agreement to move forward. “We focused on opportunities for Nebraska.”
Read the full story.
From the Lincoln Journal Star editorial board:
It’s gratifying that Lincoln voters are likely to get the final say on whether to ban cardboard and paper from the city landfill.
Volunteers have begun a petition drive to put a recycling ordinance on the May election ballot. The effort seems to be off to a rip-roaring start. Organizers said they had gathered more than 1,000 signatures in the first few days.
They need to turn in 7,760 valid signatures from registered Lincoln voters by Feb. 13 to get on the ballot. They hope to collect about 10,000 to ensure that they have a margin for any that might be disqualified.
Championing the petition drive is the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters. “By simply diverting cardboard, newsprint, and paper away from the landfill over the next three years, we will double Lincoln’s recycling rate,” said Chelsea Johnson, deputy director of the league. Aiding the cause is Lincoln City Council member and businesswoman Jane Raybould. Her company, B&R Stores, is setting up signature collection points at Russ’s Markets and Super Saver stores.
Read the full editorial.
Sign the petition at Change.org.
From the Lincoln Journal Star:
Volunteers of the Lincoln chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will host a showing of the acclaimed National Geographic series “Years of Living Dangerously” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Barnyard, 151 N. Eighth St. The public watch party will include light refreshments.
The episode will be preceded by a message from special guests, including members of the “Years of Living Dangerously” cast. A question-and-answer session follows the film.
Get more info.
From InsideClimate News:
President-elect Donald Trump has signaled his plan to move quickly to re-start the Keystone XL pipeline as part of his goal to revive a fossil-fueled future. But his administration would be heading quickly into the same legal and political thicket where the Canada-to-Texas tar sands oil pipeline project was stuck for seven years.
If anything, Keystone’s path forward may be more difficult, because economic pressure for Canadian producers to get the pipeline built has eased. While TransCanada’s Keystone was stuck in limbo, producers found other routes to get oil to the U.S. Gulf coast and Midwest, and on Tuesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved two pipelines to export tar sands oil to global markets.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the resolve of about 100 Nebraska landowners who have refused to agree to TransCanada’s right-of-way across their properties. “For us and for a good number of the resisters, this is a fourth- and fifth- generation land holding,” said Jeanne Crumly, whose family owns a ranch and farm in Page, 40 miles south of the South Dakota border. “It’s not a possession. It’s an inheritance. And it comes with responsibilities.”
Read the full story.