2017 City Elections

Elections do not happen only when we vote for President! City elections are happening in Lincoln in 2017 and have huge impacts for us.

It is critical to turn out for both the primary and the general elections!

If you do not live in Lincoln, we need volunteers to knock doors or make calls!

We must win these elections to show power and momentum for statewide elections in 2018—that is when we will take on Sen. Fischer, Gov. Ricketts and many State Legislative races. Show up in 2017 to show our blue power!

Basic Info:

Donate to help all Democratic candidateshttps://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/lancaster-county–ne–democrats-1 

Primary date: April 4, 2017

Lincoln general election date: May 2, 2017

Polls for the primary and general are open 8am-8pm. You can also vote by mail!

LINCOLN: register to vote, vote by mail or change your party:

http://www.lancaster.ne.gov/election/

Volunteer, Vote, Donate for Democratic Candidates

Lincoln Candidates (vote for up to 3):

Leirion Gaylor-Baird, City Council, Re-Election
https://www.facebook.com/LeirionforLincoln/
Volunteer: nick4leirion@gmail.com,
402-217-5676

Bennie Shobe, City Council
website: bennieforLNK.com
facebook: Bennie Shobe for Lincoln City Council 
 
Volunteer: bennieforLNK@gmail.com
 

Lou Braatz, City Council
https://www.facebook.com/LouForLincoln/

Volunteer: louforlincoln@gmail.com
, 402-650-7440

Maggie Mae Squires, City Council
facebook: Maggie Mae Squires for Lincoln City Council
 
Volunteer: maggieforlincoln@gmail.com 402.937.0676

Kathy Danek, School Board, Re-Election

Barb Baier, School Board, Re-Election

Don Mayhew, School Board, Re-Election

Zachary James, Airport Authority
https://www.facebook.com/ZacharyJames2017/

33rd Annual Patriots’ Dinner

Please join the Lancaster County Democratic Party for an evening of celebration as we honor outstanding volunteers.

Mayor’s Reception 4:30-5:30pm
General Social Hour 5:00-6:00pm
Patriot’s Dinner 6pm

Guest speaker Jane Kleeb & Awards Presentation
Dessert Auction
Social Hour with State Senators (Full Table Reservations Only)

Individual Tickets

$30 for Mayor’s Reception,

$80 for Patriots’ Dinner

Double Reservation – $250

  • 2 tickets to Mayor’s Reception
  • 2 tickets to Patriots’ Dinner
  • Mention in the Program


Half Table Reservation – $500

  • 4 Tickets to Mayor’s Reception
  • 4 Tickets to Patriots’ Dinner
  • Mention in the Program with Quarter Page Ad

Full Table Reservation – $1,000

  • 8 Tickets to Mayor’s Reception
  • 8 Tickets to Patriots’ Dinner
  • 2 Tickets to Social Hour with State Senators
  • Mention in the Program with Half Page Ad & Promoted via Social Media


Tickets must be reserved by Monday, February 27 online at nebcaucus.com/patriots

Contact Information for Federal Office Holders

Nebraska’s Congressional Delegation is made up of two US Senators who represent the entire state and three House of Representatives who cover the various districts across our state. All five of Nebraska’s Members of Congress are Republicans (together we change that!).

Senators have terms of 6 years–Sasse is up for re-election in 2020 and Fischer is up for re-election in 2018. House Members have term of 2 years–so Fortenberry, Bacon and Smith are all up for re-election in 2018. If you have ideas for people to run for these offices, email info@nebraskademocrats.org.

Calling, emailing, tweeting and FB messaging your Members of Congress is critical to get things done and to show them the grassroots back in the state are watching them and keeping them accountable.

Save This Number In Your Phone: By calling the Congressional Switchboard, you can reach all 5 of Nebraska’s House and Senate Members (just tell them your zip code and they will patch you thru). 202-224-3121

Tips on Calling:
The Indivisible Guide is a great resource for tips on calling your Members of Congress. https://www.indivisibleguide.com

Find Your House Member:
Not Sure who represents you in the House of Representatives? No problem! Just put your zip code into this website. Remember, as a Nebraskan, you have 2 US Senators and 1 House Member. http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/


US SENATE: NEBRASKA HAS 2 US SENATORS


BEN SASSE (R-NE)
UNITED STATES SENATOR, REPRESENTS THE ENTIRE STATE


Office Contact Info

Washington DC: 202-224-4224
386A Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

Lincoln: 402-476-1400
1128 Lincoln Mall, Suite 305, Lincoln, NE 68508

Kearney: 308-233-3677
4111 Fourth Avenue, Suite 26, Kearney, NE 68845

Omaha: 402-550-8040
304 North 168th Circle Suite 213, Omaha, NE 68118

Scottsbluff: 308-632-6032
115 Railway Street, Suite C102, Scottsbluff, NE 69361

Online Contact Info

Email: ben_sasse@sasse.senate.gov

Twitter: @BenSasse & @SenSasse

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SenatorSasse/

DEB FISCHER (R-NE)
UNITED STATES SENATOR, REPRESENTS THE ENTIRE STATE


Office Contact Info

Washington DC: 202-224-6551
454 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510

Kearney: 308-234-2361
20 West 23rd Street, Kearney, Nebraska 68847

Lincoln: 402-441-4600
440 North 8th Street, Suite 120, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

Omaha: 402-391-3411
11819 Miracle Hills Drive Suite 205 Omaha, Nebraska 68154

Scottsbluff: 308-630-2329
1110 Circle Drive, Suite F2, Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361

Online Contact Info

Email: senator_fischer@fischer.senate.gov

Twitter: @SenatorFischer & @DebFischerNE

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/senatordebfischer/


US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: NEBRASKA HAS 3 HOUSE MEMBERS


JEFF FORTENBERRY (R-NE1)
HOUSE MEMBER (LINCOLN AREA)


Office Contact Info

Washington DC: 202-225-4806
1314 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

Lincoln: 402-438-1598
Cornhusker Plaza, 301 South 13th Street Suite 100, Lincoln, NE 68505

Fremont: 402-727-0888

Norfolk: 402-379-2064

Online Contact Info

Email: Go to https://fortenberry.house.gov/contact/email-me and fill out the form

Twitter: @JeffFortenberry

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jefffortenberry/

Blue Bench – Change of Venue

The Blue Bench training venue has changed. The raining will now be at the UNL Student Union. Please check the posted room schedule upon arrival.  Full details below:

January 28th, Blue Bench Project candidate/campaign volunteer training, Lancaster County Democratic Party, UNL Student Union, 1400 R St, Lincoln, NE from 1 pm to 4 pm. The Blue Bench Project was organized by State Senators Adam Morfeld and Anna Wishart to recruit, train, and support Democrats to run for office and to train volunteers for campaigns.

Upcoming January Events

January 14th, the Nebraska Democratic Party Winter meeting will be held at Papillion La Vista High School, 402 East Centennial Rd, Papillion, NE. Check in begins at 8 am and will continue until 12:45 pm. The State Central Committee meeting is at 1 pm.. All are welcome to attend. Go to nebraskademocrats.org or the NDP Facebook page for agenda and schedule information. 

January 14th, Recycled Soul, a dance party to increase recycling awareness in Lincoln at the Bourbon Theater, 1415 O St, Lincoln, NE. Doors open at 7 pm, show at 8 pm. Free will donations (no cover).ages 18+. 

January 15th, Our First Stand: Save Health Care Lincoln Rally, Sunday, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, West side of the Nebraska State Capitol Building, 1445 K St, Lincoln, Nebraska. Join with us to stop the GOP from ending Medicare as we know it and to prevent repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act without any plan to replace or improve it. 

January 15th, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Indivisibleguide.com group organizing event, Crawford Law Offices, 135 Lakewood Drive (70th & O behind the Earl May Garden Center). After the rally at the Capitol Building, come for some hot drinks and practical tips on how to stop Trump’s radical right agenda by learning how to engage our members of Congress. #standindivisible

January 17th, Lancaster County Democratic Party central committee meeting, 7 pm, 830 L Street, Lincoln, NE. All are welcome to attend. This is where it all happens in Lancaster County. Become an activist volunteer. We need all hands on deck to elect a Democratic majority to the city council. Join us every third Tuesday of the month to hear from candidates, elected officials and other activists. Democracy is not a spectator sport. Get active. Tag you’re it!

January 20th, Anti Inauguration Party, Rock Island Social Club, 2110 Winthrop Rd, Lincoln, NE, 7 – 9 pm, Free will donation of $20 at the door but not required. We will watch episodes of The West Wing, enjoy a special drink menu, and play trivia. Join fellow Democrats to rage, resist and plan a strategic response to the new world order! 

January 28th, Blue Bench Project candidate/campaign volunteer training, Lancaster County Democratic Party, 830 L Street, Lincoln, NE from 1 pm to 4 pm. The Blue Bench Project was organized by State Senators Adam Morfeld and Anna Wishart to recruit, train, and support Democrats to run for office and to train volunteers for campaigns.

Check out our full calendar for even more events.