In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln described the United States as a country “whose leading object is to elevate the condition of mankind—to lift artificial weights from all shoulders—to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all.” Today as we celebrate 242 years of this evolving, imperfect, exceptional American experiment, I am reflecting on those words.
SINGLE MOTHERS ARE HAVING THEIR MOMENT IN AMERICAN POLITICS A growing number of single women are running for public office. In order to beat their opponents, they may need to shatter some unfair stigmas first.
Wow. Thank you for coming through for the candidates you believe in, for showing up for democracy, and for your support in the upcoming general election. We carried the primary victory in Nebraska's District 8 with 56% of the vote, and we are going to work hard over the next 175 days to earn the trust, support, and vote of everyone in our community.
Happy Mother's Day. I am grateful to be influenced and touched by mothers every day, directly through their compassion and strength and indirectly through the amazing children they nurture in the world. I am also thinking today of the mothers we have lost, and the mothers who themselves have gone through loss.
Shoutout to KMTV 3 News Now for featuring me in tonight’s segment about the record number of women running for office.
I am very proud to have received the endorsement of Moms Demand Action. Solutions to address gun violence in our communities have not moved because for too long, the gun lobby has made it uncomfortable for lawmakers to talk about gun safety or oppose their dangerous agenda. They want us to believe that gun violence is normal and that there's nothing we can do to change that. And they've made talking about guns a culturally divisive topic, despite the fact that most gun owners support gun violence prevention policies. But we know the truth: The legislators we've elected have not only the power, but the urgent obligation to set aside the rhetoric pandering to the extreme wings of their parties and take the first step toward a more moderate national gun policy. In the Nebraska Legislature, I will be a leader in addressing this topic and keeping our kids safe.
New York, NY – LEAP Forward proudly endorses Megan Hunt for Nebraska’s 8th Legislative District. LEAP Forward is a pro-gun reform, non-partisan organization that rates lawmakers and candidates on their work toward gun safety and regulation on firearms.
Great turnout today for the North Omaha Political Convention, with conversations about action on issues like voter suppression, gerrymandering, and criminal justice reform. I was honored to take the stage to talk about my priorities of high-quality public education, access to healthcare, and ensuring everyone has representation in the state legislature.