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LGBT Community Meets with NE2 Congressional Candidate John Ewing.


OMAHA, NE – Members of the LGBT Community met with John Ewing, candidate for Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional District on Wednesday, August 8th.  Many of the issues discussed related to LGBT issues, marriage equality, education, jobs and Lee Terry’s consistent lack of leadership. The meeting was organized so John Ewing could have a chance to listen to members of the LGBT Community and their concerns. Sadly, one attendee mentioned that this was the first meeting any Congressional candidate had with the LGBT Community since Peter Hoaglund. I think this demonstrates the kind of leadership we will see when we elect Ewing to office, a candidate who will make that effort to listen to his constituents.

John Ewing did mention that the most important things he wants to do in office for Omaha is ensure people are treating with respect and dignity, as well as bringing jobs to the area. If you missed this chance to meet John Ewing there will be a  Joint Obama-Ewing Block Party near the Ewing HQ at 343 N 76th St in Omaha. That is near 76th and Cass, right behind the KwikShop! Don’t forget to like John Ewing’s FaceBook Page!

John Ewing Supports LGBT Issues, Please Support Him Today!

John Ewing Supports LGBT Issues, Please Support Him Today!

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The 2012 Elections Are Going To Heat Up!


OMAHA, NE – With the 2012 elections beginning to heat up, its important for members of the LGBT Community and Democrats to be out volunteering and doing what they can for the candidates who will do the most for them. This election cycle, with Barack Obama, Bob Kerrey and John Ewing on Nebraska 2nd Congressional District ticket, we have, arguably, the most progressive ticket we have ever had and will most likely see in a while.

Barack Obama, who has supported LGBT issues from the onset, has helped pass LGBT inclusive hate crimes legislation, repealed Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and now openly supports Marriage Equality is at the top of the election ticket again. Obama has also helped pass other legislation that will benefit the LGBT Community, especially the Affordable HealthCare Act.  If you, as a member of the LGBT Community want to keep the rights we have won, the healthcare we deserve and have the best chance of more legislation to come, we need Obama in the White House for another 4 years. Don’t expect Romney to support LGBT issues, he will to try repeal everything we have accomplished in the last 3 years. Romney is too busy hiding his tax returns to care about LGBT people.

Bob Kerrey, candidate for US Senate, is also a supporter of LGBT issues and has made statements publicly in the past.  Most recently, he aligned himself with Obama on the issue of Marriage Equality.  Bob Kerrey has also been vocal about the need to reach across the aisle. We need someone like Bob Kerrey if we are going to convince any more Republicans to come to our side of the fence on our important LGBT issues.  Deb Fischer is too busy signing too many pledges to care about reaching across the aisle, and she is to worried about her entitlements to welfare ranching to care about LGBT issues. I’ve always thought there was something fishy about that Deb Fisher!

John Ewing, candidate for US House of Representatives, is another big supporter of LGBT issues. If you are not sure of his stance, I would definitely suggest you try and speak to him at his office if you can catch him there.  Otherwise, I can tell you, I have a spoke to him, and he is a supporter. In fact, I am very confident that we as a community can get him to sponsor at least a bill or two (especially bullying)  if elected to Congress, but first, we have to get him there. John Ewing attended Heartland Pride on that very hot Saturday and distributed flyers showing LGBT issues he supports. John Ewing also supports HealthCare reform, and received a very special endorsement from the Obama, “Have His Back“. This means whatever legislation Obama supports going through Congress, John Ewing will support it so we can finally get rid of this do nothing Congress and get things done in DC!!    Lee Terry is too busy nodding his head to big oil, telemarketers, and other big corporations to worry about Omaha’s little LGBT community.

John Ewing's Flyer at Heartland Pride

John Ewing supports LGBT issues.

What I’ve just shown you are reasons to register and vote, but just as important is helping out these campaigns by volunteering when you have time, canvassing when you can, phone banking when you can.  Help our supportive candidates get to a place they will need to be to do our community the most good!

The Obama For America (OFA) campaign has to very good offices, one in Council Bluffs at 1851 Madison Ave . The Council Bluffs OFA office is open M-F 9am-10pm, Sat 9am-7pm and Sun throughout the course of the day.                                                                                                                                                   The Omaha OFA office is by 343 N 76th st, that is near 76th and Cass, behind the KwikShop. That office is open M-F 10am-8pm and Sat 1pm-8pm.

The Bob Kerrey office is located by 145th and F. The office is open from 10am-8pm M-F. The John Ewing office is right next door to the Omaha Obama for America office and is manned from about 10am-8pm M-F.

The Greater Omaha LGBT Democrats is a group organizing to help LGBT candidates in the our area win their elections.  If you have questions or would like be involved please contact the group’s Facilitator Ken Riter at 4O2-686-6389, please leave a message.

Greater Omaha LGBT Democrats First Meeting Scheduled.


OMAHA, NE –  The Greater Omaha LGBT Democrats will have their first meeting on Sunday, March 11th, 2012 at 7pm at the 13th Street CoffeeHouse in the Omaha Old Market.  Some of the items on the agenda attendees may be discussing include the group’s purpose within the Democratic Party, LGBT issues, and formation of an LGBT Democratic Club to name a few.  The meeting will be informal and will serve  as an instrument of discussion. The Omaha area is a developing Democratic Party hotspot, as displayed by Obama’s 2008 win of Nebraska’s 2nd District and Jim Suttle’s 2009 upset over former Mayor Hal Daub and a bogus recall attempt help demonstrate that claim.  It is very important that the Omaha area’s LGBT Community rise with the Democrats in political organization to be sure that our issues are not left on the side.  Gwen Howard and John Ewing, both running for Nebraska’s 2nd District, had a debate sponsored by the Douglas County Democrats, but no LGBT issues were discussed. We have to change that, and we can change that by organizing politically and becoming directly involved in the processes of the local Democratic Party.  How we can do that will be discussed at these type of meetings.  Bring your questions and we will discuss the answers, hope to see you there  😀

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