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Support Equality

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Omaha is about to embark on a historic vote for equality. As I type this, Nebraskans can be fired for being gay. There is no legal protection for families and individuals of the LGBT community in the workplace. Equality in the Workplace in Omaha from Lindsay Trapnell ATTEND + SPEAK OUT You can help by […]
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Marriage Equality in New York

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This fall, I will take on one of the proudest roles in my life: best man.  My best friend will be marrying his boyfriend and has asked me to witness their lifelong commitment to one another. They originally talked about having their big day in Vermont or on a cruise, but now the location for […]
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Repeal of DADT Moves Forward, DREAM Ends

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Update: DADT passes final vote in the Senate with help of Senator Nelson. The bill is headed to President Obama for signature into law. Senator Johanns voted no.  Rep. Terry, Smith and Fortenberry also voted against the repeal of DADT. Action: Send Senator Nelson “thank you” notes on Twitter or Facebook.  Send “shame on you” […]
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Thanks for my 77-Cents

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I recently signed a petition to Senator Johanns encouraging him to support the Paycheck Fairness Act.  The PFA aims to reduce the wage gap between men and women, and as a young woman I feel very passionately about this issue.  If you earn 77-cents for every dollar a certain group of your peers make, you probably […]
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Sen. Nelson, We Salute You

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For gay soldiers and advocates of equality everywhere, this morning’s hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee was a landmark in the fight to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. The committee heard from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, and other Defense Department officials on the […]
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Concert for Equality

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July 31 Conor Oberst and Omaha promoters have organized the Concert For Equality featuring Saddle Creek Records acts like Bright Eyes, Cursive, Lullaby for the Working Class and a reunited Desaparecidos. The concert will benefit the ACLU’s fight against Fremont’s new law. Tickets are SOLD OUT.   If you are lucky enough to have a […]
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Fremont Fallout

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The final tally from Fremont’s special election for Ordinance 5165 was 3,906 in favor and 2,908 against. On Monday, the infamous immigration ordinance passed.  For 12 hours, Fremont voters cast their ballots at 20 precinct polling locations. Another 476 votes were cast by absentee ballot.  The morning was characterized by overcast skies, light voter traffic, […]
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On the Ground in Fremont

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Vote count, 50% in with absentee ballots counted, 1,849 yay and 1,281 nay (we want the nays to win)…this was as of 8:10pm. As of 8:49pm, 7 precincts tallied, 58% for, 42% against…they just brought the last ballot down to count. There are 20 precincts total. Final vote count, (still needs to be certified)–3906 yes […]
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DREAM Deferred

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Langston Hughes once said, “A dream deferred is a dream denied.” Nebraska students who marched in Lincoln on Wednesday couldn’t agree more. That’s why they’re calling on Congress to pass the DREAM Act this year.  The DREAM Act would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented students who show good moral character and plan on […]
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