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 for the ACLU’s lawsuit against Fremont’s immigration ordinance.
Nov. 7: Prayer Vigil for New Immigration Law at Lee Terry’s Office
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, […]Read Post
Neal Obermeyer Cartoon: Fremont Days
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 […]Read Post
If Heineman Really Cared
If the current U.S. system of illegal immigration was not beneficial to our economy, it would have been revised long before now. If tightening the borders and issuing work visas to sufficient numbers of immigrants helped the bottom line of U.S. businesses as much as an endless supply of cheap labor without rights, then the […]Read Post