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.
I’m proud to have earned the endorsement of the Nebraska Telecommunications Association! We share the priority of making sure that everyone in Nebraska has a dial tone, no matter where they live. Access to telecommunications services, regardless of location or income level, is essential to supporting innovation, business, agriculture, and to keeping families safe and connected. 4/1/2018
LB1065, LB1115, and LR1CA would restrict Nebraskans’ right to vote by mandating they have a current photo ID and revoking representation for many hardworking, taxpaying Nebraskans.
Today I spoke at the Nebraska State AFL-CIO COPE Convention, something I've been looking forward to for a long time. I believe that when unions in Nebraska succeed, all Nebraskans succeed. The right to organize and bargain collectively are critical to raising wages, strengthening the middle class, and securing the economic fairness every worker deserves, and all Nebraskan workers, families, and communities benefit from that.
Tonight I got to meet Paul Schmitz, a former Obama Administration adviser who now works for the Collective Impact Forum. He is speaking tomorrow at the Heartland 2050 Summit about how cities can build cultures of collaboration. Tonight he said something I agree with...
"Determined to meet every voter in her district, volunteers join Hunt as she knocks on doors. 'With a strong group of volunteers, I can contact a thousand voters in a day at the doors and on follow-up phone calls,' she said."
It is not the role of the State Legislature to choose who my healthcare provider will be—politicians are not doctors. While Nebraska refuses to take policy measures to expand access to affordable healthcare, they continue to double down on anti-woman, anti-worker, anti-family positions by removing funding for the only access to healthcare some of us have.