Ben Backus ran unopposed for Gering City Council – Ward III and therefor is now an elected Libertarian!
As you might noticed the web site doesn’t get a lot of updating as a lot of what goes on within the WNLP area ends up on Facebook, so to that end I changed the Events Calendar to a widget to pull data from the Facebook Events. The By-laws are generally kept up to date when new revisions are voted on. Right now since Scotts Bluff County adopted the WNLP-base By-laws we are keeping the WNLP By-laws in step with them; as of right now they are the only county within the WNLP area with a party.
On February 17th, 2016 the Scotts Bluff County Libertarian Party help their 2016 County Convention. Below I have attached the PDF on file from the Convention.
2016 Scotts Bluff County Libertarian Party Convention – Agenda, Sign in, Minutes
Sorry for being very SLOW to post updates here lately. Below are some details pulled directed from the LPNE page about the 2016 State Convention being held in Omaha, NE on April 16th. I added it to the Calendar as well. Soon there will be a Calendar spot for the 2016 Scotts Bluff County Convention as well. All registered Libertarians in Scotts Bluff county were sent a postcard in the mail and should have them by now.
2016 Libertarian Party of Nebraska State Convention
State Convention Itinerary
8:30-9:00 AM – Registration and Credentials
9:00 am -9:30 am – Welcome from the State Chair, State of the Party Address
9:30 am-11:00 am – Business Meeting
-Voting for national delegates
-voting for new SCC members
-Reports/highlights by various SCC members
11:15 am-11:45 am – Guest Speaker: State Senator Laura Ebke
11:45 am -12:45 pm – Break/Lunch
12:45 pm to 1:15 pm – Guest Speaker: Author C. Michael Pickens
1:15 PM to 1:45 PM – Guest Speaker: Matt Maly, Nebraska Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty
1:45 pm to 4:15 pm – Julie Borowski, Tony Stiles, Candidate forum with Austin Petersen, Closing remarks by Dr. Lee Hieb
4:15 pm to 4:30 pm – Closing Remarks (SCC)
If you want to be a delegate to the 2016 National Convention in Orlando, FL on May 27-30, you will need to be at the State Convention and a registered Libertarian in Nebraska.
If anyone is interested in seeing all the bills being brought up for the 2015 Session of the Nebraska Legislature please check out the following link.
NOTE: Check back often as more are added almost every day.
It’s a new year and time to start fresh with a new Nebraska Unicameral. We have plans to work with Nebraska Friends of Midwives since LB428 failed to make it out of the HHS Committee in 2014.
Expect more as the year moves on and keep an eye out for when we start our monthly meetings again. If you have any input please contact Ben Backus or myself.
“On August 3rd, 2014, our state party held a convention and the following delegates were elected to serve for a one year term. We will be holding elections later in the year for District 2 and District 1 coordinators.” – LPNE.org – State Leadership
State Chair – Scott Zimmerman
Vice Chair – Logan Rogers-Follis
Secretary – David Demarest
Treasurer – Gene Siadek
P.R. Director – Michael Knebel
District 3 Coordinator – Ben Backus
So the Libertarian Party of Nebraska has launched a Shirt Fundraiser and we need to sell at least 20 shirt! Below is a picture of the front of the shirt and you can click anywhere in this post to be taken to the Shirt Fundraiser page. Below is from the page:
“This revolution will not be televised! Help the Libertarian Party of Nebraska support the 2014 Libertarian candidates!”
“2014 is a critical year for Libertarians in Nebraska. We MUST have a successful election this year in order to maintain ballot access. In fact, Nebraska Libertarians must do this every 4 years! If we fail to reach our goals, the Libertarian Party of Nebraska will need to petition to regain ballot access in our state. Petitioning is a time consuming and costly effort!
The easiest way for us to maintain ballot access is to ensure that we have at least 5% of the votes in the statewide election in 2014. We have the candidates and a plan in place to make this happen! The Libertarian Party of Nebraska depends entirely on the support from liberty minded individuals like you. Your generous contribution will help carry our message and our values into every community and help elect Libertarian candidates to office.”
Watch and Listen to how the Libertarian candidate for the 2014 Nebraska Governor replies to these debate questions.
Nebraska LB 1001 has passed the judiciary committee in a 7-0 vote, so not it’s time to let your state Senator know how you feel about the bill! LB 1001 which is now headed to the floor for debate in the Nebraska Unicameral is in short- “Allow production and marketing of industrial hemp, exempt industrial hemp from the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, and provide powers and duties for the Department of Agriculture”
KOLN-TV in Lincoln has a quick article about it here.
Find a list of all the Nebraska State Senators here.