Tag: Immigration

Nov. 7: Prayer Vigil for New Immigration Law at Lee Terry’s Office

Mark Hefflinger
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On Thursday, Nov. 7, our friends at Nebraska Appleseed are organizing a prayer vigil for immigration reform outside Congressman Lee Terry’s Omaha office. A host of Omaha faith leaders will lead supporters and stakeholders in prayer, highlighting the moral and practical urgency for the House to take action on immigration this year. (Cross-posted from Nebraska Appleseed, […]
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Neal Obermeyer Cartoon: Fremont Days

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The latest cartoon from Neal Obermeyer is a twist on an ad promoting the upcoming John C. Fremont Days festival in Fremont, Nebraska. The city enacted a law designed to prevent undocumented immigrants from renting housing that was recently upheld by a federal appeals court. The law also “requires police to check the immigration status of anyone they arrest […]
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A Nebraska Compact

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We were a nation that was founded upon Christian values where we prided ourselves on welcoming immigrants, the poor and down trodden who wanted nothing more but to make a better life for our families.  Extreme Arizona SB1070-style legislation in Nebraska will indeed betray what made the United States of America a great nation, and […]
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Repeal of DADT Moves Forward, DREAM Ends

Jane Kleeb
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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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Bold Badge: Colby Coash

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As our frequent readers know, on most Wednesdays we like to call out politicians or activists who are not being Bold.  Well we’re not calling out any wimps this Wednesday.  Instead, we’re going to start acknowledging political movers and shakers in our state who are exemplify Bold leadership. It’s caused us to create a new […]
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Cursive: Artists and Activists

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Before the Concert for Equality on Saturday, we had a chance to sit down and talk with Omaha originals, Cursive.  Lead vocalist and guitar player Tim Kasher and bass player Matt Maginn shared their thoughts on being artists and activists.  Then they took the stage in front of a sold out crowd to raise money […]
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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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