On National Coming Out Day, I want to wish good luck and lots of courage to anyone who is coming out to their family or friends today. If you are someone who has taken the brave leap to openly identify as someone outside the heterosexual norm, you have so much to be proud of.
To end the dream of education, enterprise, and prosperity for DACA youth who have never known any other country as home is cruel, unfair, and racist.
As a leader in Nebraska, I will always keep my commitment to supporting the economic security and well-being of all workers in our great state.
"The more political work I did as an entrepreneur, the more comfortable I felt taking my place at the table in politics. I listen to the legislature every day. I can watch it online, I’ve done it for years. And I can see people on the floor saying, 'Well, it’s property taxes, it’s income taxes, and that’s why people don’t want to move here.' And at the same time, they’re voting for fewer protections for LGBT people, voting for fewer services for DACA recipients, they aren’t passing things like equal pay for women, paid family leave, Medicaid expansion — things that much more affect women, that affect people of color."
"There are, of course, advantages to approaching politics with an entrepreneurial mindset. Megan Hunt, an Omaha, Nebraska-based entrepreneur running for the state senate, attributes much of her early momentum to her business attitude. Hunt runs a fashion boutique called Hello Holiday; prior to launching her nine-person business, she started a bridal wear startup that she grew to around $100,000 in revenue."
You know the slogan, “Women’s rights are human rights?” Well, women’s rights are economic rights, too. In the Nebraska Legislature, I will lead the fight against any attempt to defund reproductive healthcare providers. I am proud of my track record of standing up for women’s rights from the home to the office, and I will bring that experience to our state leadership to work for all women in Nebraska.
Thank you so much to everyone who came out today for the annual 4th of July Parade on JE George Boulevard! I am so thankful to the 35-or-so folks who woke up early and showed up to walk with me today, and to all the neighbors who asked questions, shook my hand, or followed up on a previous conversation. Happy Independence Day, everybody.