Our state is currently dominated by one political voice–conservative, and it’s not the conservative voice many of us grew up with in our families. The conservative voice in our state is now dominated by far-right ideas and policies that are more about protecting big business, not fighting for our families.
Gone are the days where all sides of the political debate and ideology are not only heard but seriously impact our state and federal politics. Our history tells us something different.
When you have one voice in politics, you hear one side of the issue and you get one ideology dominating a state’s policies. Nebraskans in our history provided a better path, a better model for getting things done and for thinking big. We, the citizens, deserve and demand better. We owe it to our ancestors, to the homesteaders, to the people who made our state great to stand up and take action.
Go to any large city or small town in Nebraska and you hear many voices — we are progressive, moderate, populist, independent and everything in between — and yet the majority of politicians who represent us are on the far-right which means the issues we care about are governed by one voice. We need many voices.