"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.
I’m running for office because I see so many people my age who struggle to become engaged and feel acknowledged in our civic process, and I don’t want the next generation to experience the same frustration. I will always support Alice, a 7th-generation Nebraskan, in whatever she chooses to do—going away to school, traveling, working, creating, as long as she is pursuing what makes her happy. But I wouldn’t be keeping my commitment as a mother if I didn’t do everything I could to make this a place where she, and all other young people, could be happy to call home.
"I've learned that it's a win just to have the conversation. It's a win to support people who don't feel supported. It's a win to change the way people were thinking before." Becky shared an important lesson in how we define wins and how we define success, and how important it is to pick yourself up when something happens that you don't define as success. As Becky said, "We're in the struggle, and there are a lot of people who came before us, and there are a lot of people who will pick up the torch and carry it on after we are gone and continue to work for social justice." Don't think in terms of election cycles. Think in terms of today, tomorrow, and how your choices now affect the generations to come.
Once it’s finished this summer, the B Side of Benson Theatre will have capacity for catering, shows, and gallery space. Visit BensonTheatre.org and learn more about the fantastic restoration of the historic Benson Theatre. I am so happy to support them and excited for the energy and growth they are bringing to Benson.
Megan Hunt launched her campaign for the Nebraska legislature to a full crowd on Wednesday night. Hunt is the co-founder of Hello Holiday, a successful e-commerce company selling clothing produced by independent fashion designers and known for its “Girls Support Girls” marketing. Speaking to more than 100 people at Lot 2 in Benson, Hunt highlighted her entrepreneurial background blending her personality and politics into a professional business environment. She acknowledged her unique background and asked voters to help her bring a new mindset to the legislature.