Just a quick update on our ongoing action to oppose the death penalty in Nebraska: There will be vigils at the Governor’s Mansion every Monday at noon. Be there and help the ongoing struggle to end capital punishment in Nebraska once and for all.
From the Lincoln Journal Star:
Lisa Knopp has known condemned Nebraska inmate Carey Dean Moore for 23 years.
On Thursday over the noon hour she stood in front of the governor’s mansion with about 30 other death penalty opponents showing their disapproval of Nebraska’s scheduled execution of Moore.
She carried a sign: “We remember the victims but not with more killing.”
She didn’t want to elaborate on Moore’s decision to stop fighting his execution, scheduled for Aug. 14, but she did say that the entire time she’s known him he’s been weary of the process, exhausted by it.
Moore, who killed two Omaha cab drivers in the summer of 1979, has been on death row 38 years. He has told the Nebraska Supreme Court to dismiss his attorneys, that he doesn’t want anyone to file anything on his behalf.
But Knopp is morally opposed to state executions, and said Moore’s death would be difficult for her even if she didn’t know him so well.
From Bold Nebraska: Solar XL Install #3
- WHEN: Friday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- WHERE: Allpress Ranch near Naper (directions with RSVP)
- WHAT: The Solar XL installations will help power the homes, farms, and Indigenous spirit camps of communities resisting the pipeline. This clean and renewable energy project stands in contrast to the threat posed by Keystone XL to land and water, Indigenous rights, and the climate.
- RSVP: Let us know you’re coming, and we’ll e-mail you the directions.
From The Ross: Dreaming of a Vetter World
- WHEN: Sunday, July 15, 3 p.m.
- WHERE: The Ross, Lincoln
- WHAT: Dreaming of a Vetter World comes at a time when interest in regenerating soil has exploded worldwide. Others are realizing what the Vetters have known for decades: Soil is key to our very survival. Check out this special showing, Q&A with Director Bonnie Hawthorne, David Vetter et al, plus free reception and hors d’oeuvres.
- Read more.
From the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters: Presentation on Pollinators
- WHEN: July 22, 7 p.m.
- WHERE: Unitarian Church in Lincoln, 6300 A Street
- WHAT: Celebrate our planet’s busy (and vitally important) bees! Judy Wu-Smart will present on pollinators: how they help us, how the environment impacts their health, and how we can help them thrive.
This is a friendly reminder that Omaha Green Drinks will be taking place at The Whole Foods Market in Omaha, Wednesday, May 23! We are teaming up with the Green Omaha Coalition to renew acquaintances, meet new faces, and celebrate all those who embody a shared mission of promoting a greener Omaha:
- Wednesday, May 23, 2018
- 5:30 to 8 p.m.
- Whole Foods Market (10020 Regency Circle, Omaha)
Carpool, cycle, walk, or ride the bus! This is a great way to network, inspire, share ideas, and catch up with other “Green” people! Please RSVP on Facebook.
Looking forward to seeing you!
From Progressive Omaha:
Mark your calendar for the Annual Omaha Rice and Beans Potluck & Fundraiser for Nebraskans for Peace!
- “Turn off the Gun Spigot”
- Amanda Gailey, President, Nebraskans Against Gun Violence
- Saturday, May 12, 2018
- 5:30 p.m. social hour; 6 p.m. dinner
Hosted at the Presbyterian Church of the Master Fellowship Hall, 10710 Corby Circle (use South Entrance).
Please RSVP to NFPOmaha1970 at gmail dot com.
Amanda Gailey, an outspoken critic of the gun industry, is president of Nebraskans Against Gun Violence. She has written about gun policy and gun culture for Salon and The New Republic. She is also an associate professor of English at UNL.
From the Lincoln Journal Star:
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds asked state senators to think about the future.
“If we want this to be a place where our children and grandchildren will live and work and raise a family, we have to invest in one of the primary economic drivers our state has,” he told members of the Legislature’s Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. “That is the University of Nebraska, and frankly all of higher education.”
Casting the state’s financial support for the university as a moral issue, Bounds, now in his third year as NU’s president, then asked senators to consider the consequences of a plan put forward by Gov. Pete Ricketts earlier this year.
Women’s March in Lincoln
The second Women’s March will take place in downtown Lincoln on Saturday, January 20. The march begins at 3 p.m. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Student Union, 1400 R St. Attendees will march down Centennial Mall to the steps of the Capitol building.
At the Capitol steps, there will be speeches from Democratic candidates Jane Raybould, Jessica McClure, Christa Yoakum and Patty Pansing Brooks.
Women’s March in Omaha
The Omaha Women’s March will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan 20. Meet us on 14th street between Douglas and Farnam (in front of the Gene Leahy Mall) for an opening program of speakers. After the speakers, we will march on 14th south to Howard, east on Howard through the Old Market to 10th, north on 10th to Farnam, and west on Farnam back to our starting area.
Nebraskans For Peace 2017 Annual Peace Conference
- What: 2017 Annual Peace Conference: “Living Within the Natural Laws” and “A Revolutionary Approach to Reclaiming Our Democracy — Beginning with Local Food and Farming.”
- When: Saturday, October 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Where: Trinity United Methodist Church, 7130 Kentwell Lane in Lincoln
- View full agenda and register.
2017 E.N. Thompson Forum
- What: “Why People Vote for Those Who Work Against Their Best Interests”
- When: Tuesday, October 10, 7 p.m.
- Where: Lied Center Main Stage, 12th & R Streets, Lincoln
- Learn more.
Discussion of Lincoln’s Water Future, by the Nebraska League of Conservation Voters
- What: A Discussion with three of Lincoln’s top water leaders and experts: Paul Zillig, General Manager of the Lower Platte South NRD, Steve Owens, Superintendent of Lincoln Water Systems, and Leirion Gaylor Baird of the Lincoln City Council.
- When: Thursday, October 12th, 6:00 – 7:30 PM
- Where: UNL City Campus Union, 1400 R Street, Lincoln NE 68588
- Free and open to the public, followed by Q&A. Register here.
- What: Bring items to give away and find great items from others to claim as your own. Everything is free.
- When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
- Where: The Bay, 2005 Y Street, Lincoln
- Why: To inspire free culture and strong community relations.
From Nebraskans for Peace:
We Will Not Be Left Behind: The Proposed Federal Budget and Ordinary People
The event will have a spiritual focus and will remind Lincoln and Nebraskans that the government has an obligation to protect the lives of poor and ordinary people through the provision of decent health care, education for civic competence and jobs, and uncontaminated water, air, and land.
- When: Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 7 p.m.
- Where: Malone Center Auditorium, 2032 U Street, Lincoln
The events of Charlottesville are not isolated from the general efforts in this country to cut programs designed to help people of all cultures and races flourish. We wish to speak to a budget that will support everyone’s empowerment.
The program will begin with music and prayers, continue with remarks from representatives of the most affected communities, go on to a federal budget analysis from Appleseed, and close with a meditation on values, a prayer and music. We hope for a good crowd.
Keystone XL Public Hearing
- When: Wednesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.).
- Where: Ralston Arena, 7300 Q Street, Omaha.
- What: Your final opportunity to speak on the record against KXL.
Omaha Green Drinks
- When: Wednesday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m.
- Where: Whole Foods Market, 10020 Regency Pkwy, Omaha.
- What: Carpool, cycle, walk, or ride the bus! This is a great way to network, inspire, share ideas, and catch up with other “Green” people! Please RSVP on Facebook.
LES Sustainable Living Festival
- When: Saturday, July 29, at 9 a.m. to noon
- Where: The Railyard, West Haymarket, Lincoln.
- What: Come and learn how you can help build a more sustainable Lincoln. Read more.
Solar Energy Workshop
- When: Saturday, August 5, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Where: Eiseley Branch Library, 1530 Superior, Lincoln.
- What: Hosted by Community Crops, this workshop will discuss the economics and installation options that are available in Lincoln. Register here ($5 fee).
Reminder: March to Give Keystone XL the Boot
- When: Sunday, August 6, at 3 to 5:30 p.m.
- Where: Beginning at the State Capitol.
- What: Hundreds of Nebraskans, along with Water Protectors and Pipeline Fighters from near and far, will come together in Lincoln on the eve of the week-long Keystone XL intervenor hearings at the Nebraska Public Service Commission, and march through the streets to send the message that Keystone XL is a threat to our land, water and climate, and not in the public interest. Read more and sign up.
Stand With Us: Keystone XL Intervenor Hearings
- When: Monday, August 7, through Friday, August 11. Starts at 9 a.m. daily.
- Where: Nebraska Public Service Commission, 1200 N Street, Suite 300, Lincoln.
- What: The Nebraska Public Service Commission has scheduled its “intervenor” public hearings on TransCanada’s permit for its proposed Keystone XL pipeline. More than 90 landowners who have refused to sell their land to TransCanada for the pipeline and fought eminent domain in court will challenge the permit, along with 30+ Nebraska residents, the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska and Yankton Sioux Tribe, Bold Nebraska, Sierra Club, 350.org and Oil Change International. Read more and RSVP.