Knock Every Door Ashland — Sunday August 13

Fellow Democrats, please help us Knock on Every Door in Ashland on Sunday, August 13. We will meet at 1:00 p.m. at the Ashland City Park at 25th and Clay for instructions, forms, walking lists, and maps. We will canvass from 2:00 – 4:00+ p.m., then meet at 4:30 at Breadeaux Pizza to recap, discuss, and submit forms.

It will help if you bring a clipboard to use (and others to share, if you have them).

Click here to let us know if you can attend: https://actionnetwork.org/events/knock-every-door-ashland

Trump’s cabinet

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Confirmed Cabinet Members:

James Mattis (Defense), John Kelly (Homeland Security), Rex Tillerson (State), Elaine Chao (Transportation), Nikki Haley (United Nations), Betsy DeVos (Education), Jeff Sessions (Attorney General), Tom Price (Health and Human Services), Steve Mnuchin (Treasury), David Shulkin (Veterans Affairs)

Awaiting Senate approval:
Wilbur Ross (Commerce), Rick Perry (Energy), Ben Carson (Housing and Urban Development), Ryan Zinke (Interior), Linda McMahon (Small Business Association), Sonny Perdue (Agriculture), Mick Mulvaney (Office of Management and Budget director), Robert Lighthizer (US trade representative), Scott Pruitt (Environmental Protection Agency)

Withdrawn from Cabinet Consideration:
Andrew Puzder (Labor)

Not yet announced:
Council of Economic Advisers chair

Posted on February 16, 2017

Diversity and the Immigration Ban

Diversity and inclusion are wonderful when they work in your favour. In the last week, Muslims like myself have been the beneficiaries of the world’s love and understanding. At airports around the United States people with open, liberal minds have acknowledged that most of us are just ordinary folk. We only want to live and […]

via The Diversity Deal — Ali Abbas

February 25th 2017 County Party Meeting

Now that the holidays have come and gone, it is time to get back to work planning the future of the Saunders County Democratic Party. I am writing this email to invite you to our first County Party meeting of the year.

The meeting will be held on Saturday February 25th 2017. We will meet from 11:00am until 12:50pm at the Wahoo Public Library, located at 637 N Maple St, Wahoo, NE 68066. If you need directions please click on the following link Wahoo Public Library Directions.

At the meeting we will be accepting nominations for the vice chairman position for the county party. We ask that all democrats come and nominate a person for the position! It is important to note that we will only accept nominations during this meeting; all voting will be done at the following county party meeting.

We will also discuss what the county party’s plan is for 2017, and how we can assist our state party with its 2017 plan. Prior to the end of the meeting we would like to open the floor up to discussion so that party members are provided the opportunity to share any ideas they have that would assist in building our local party. We anticipate hearing many wonderful ideas from our members and encourage you to share your ideas with us!

We look forward to seeing you on February 25th at 11:00am. If you have any questions please contact us by sending an email to saunders.ne.democrat@gmail.com. A tentative agenda has been attached to this email for those of you who would like to review it ahead of time.

From Chair Jane Kleeb: Come to the Dec. 17 State Central Committee Meeting

The Democratic Party State Central Committee meets Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 a.m. till p.m., at Papillion LaVista High School, 402 Centennial Rd, Papillion, NE. This meeting is open to all Democrats. Please attend!

At the meeting on 12/17, we will unveil 3 new ideas to help build the party, which I briefly describe below. In addition to these 3 ideas, we will now close all SCC meetings with something called plus/delta where it is an open mic opportunity for anything we did not discuss in the agenda that you can take to the microphone to give feedback on something positive happening (plus) or something you want to see changed (delta). Also, Bud Pettigrew will give an overview on what the SCC, SEC, Caucuses, County Partys do and how people can get involved since we hope to have lots of new people at the meeting.

  • Blue Bench Project: an idea that Senators Adam Morfeld, Anna Wishart and myself came up with to harness energy of folks who want to run for office, be a county party leader or just want to be more engaged with the party. Sen. Morfeld put up the link for the sign up on his FB page and without any promotion, over 800 people signed up in a couple of days! You can post this link on your FB page: http://tinyurl.com/jlrr64j for people to sign up. We will host trainings, casual get togethers, community service projects and calls to start building our Blue Bench. Adam and Anna will present this idea.
  • 10 + 10 = 2020: in order to build the county parties and the state party, we need more money and more voters. The idea is each county will be responsible for registering 10% more voters in their county and getting at least 10 monthly donors to the party signed up at $10 a month or more. Patty Zieg and Ron Kaminski will present this idea.
  • Dems In The Streets: we have several models for canvassing our neighborhoods, this idea sprung out of some more traditional methods we want to test out this year. 
  • Linda Anderson and Tom Tilden will present this canvassing idea in hopes we can start using this model to build up a strong field team in each of our counties.