Nebraska State Senate
Nebraska State Senate
Serenity Alert- A National missing children’s alert for children who aren’t Amber Alerts
There are specific guidelines for children to be considered for an Amber Alert. So what about kids who do not qualify? Children who are not believed to have been abducted but are now missing. What if your child went missing and could not be found but also did not fall into the guidelines to be considered an amber alert? As a parent I believe a national alert should be issued anyway. Such as a Silver Alert, which goes out when a senior citizen is missing. Anything can happen and it is a disservice to our children to not have a plan in place to protect them. Please sign the Petition for the SERENITY ALERT, to give parents and loved ones a little more peace of mind knowing that the whole nation knows about their missing child.
Pardon James Fairbanks
James Fairbanks freely admits to murdering a pedophile who was convicted of raping 2 children, and known to have molested more. For his crimes the rapist spent 2 years in jail, and went on to victimize more children. We the people stand with James Fairbanks, and find his conduct reasonable. 2 years for child rapists is not justice. Having these people continue to victimize children in our society is not acceptable. We ask that this man be freed, and more measures be taken to protect our children from predators, to include life imprisonment for repeat offenses, and life long probation for any released. https://www.nossmedia.com/post/man-on-omaha-scanner-facebook-page-claims-to-be-killer-in-north-omaha-homicide
Congress: Let all children of U.S. military service members unite with their families!
I’m Jenifer Bass, a U.S. Navy veteran, who served for 10 years, one-third in the Asia-Pacific region. It was due to my travel between ports in countries like Japan and Thailand that I first encountered amerasian children, and descendants, of U.S. service members and civilian contractors previously stationed overseas. Filipino Amerasians are abandoned and neglected biracial children of Filipino mothers and American fathers (mostly members of the US armed forces). In the Philippines alone, more than 52,000-plus children were born and left behind after the U.S. Navy withdrew the last of its military personnel in 1992. Right now, the U.S. government won’t legally recognize them as U.S. citizens, despite having been born to an American parent. The Philippine Embassy won't help them either. As a former US colony between 1898 and 1946, the Philippines was home to millions of US soldiers and their dependents, even after its independence. Until 1992, the country hosted two of the largest US military facilities outside the US – Clark Air Base and Subic Naval Base, which played major roles during the Vietnam and first Gulf wars. In 1982 US Public Law 97-359, or the Amerasian Act of 1982, allowed children from Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Kampuchea, or Thailand to move to the US and eventually become American citizens, but those who were from the Philippines were excluded from the law, an exclusion which was upheld by the US Senate on the basis that many Filipino Amerasians were “conceived from illicit affairs and prostitution”, and were born during peacetime. Today, there are estimated to be more than 250,000-plus children. Many amerasians are caught in a no-man’s land of discrimination and poverty -- most left behind by U.S. service members who are unaware that they’ve fathered children overseas. My friend John Haines is one of these sailors. In 2011, John discovered he was the father of a half-Filipino daughter, Jannette. He attempted to unite with her through the American Homecoming Act -- but was frustrated to learn that the Act did not apply to Filipino children of U.S. service members. Today, all John wants is to be united with his daughter and grandchildren. He, like so many other veterans are living with a “hole in their hearts” as they search for ways to unite with their children. There is hope. The Uniting Families Act of 2018, HR 1520, creates a specialized visa allowing military veterans and eligible civilian contractors to sponsor their children and grandchildren for U.S. citizenship. Currently, blood relationship must be proven by DNA test and the total number of visas granted will be capped at 5,000 each year. The issue takes on more urgency as so many of our veterans from our wars in Southeast Asia are getting older and dying each day -- without the chance to connect, or in some cases, reconnect with their own children. John’s daughter Jannette has already undertaken the DNA testing process, conclusively proving her relationship to her American father. All she’s waiting for is the opportunity to permanently unite with her father. There is a PBS documentary, "Left by the Ship" (2010), documenting a day in the life and the personal struggles as a Filipino amerasian on the never ending search for identity and their struggles to connect to their American military families. Please sign this petition to tell Congress that these families cannot wait another day. Pass the Uniting Families Act of 2017, HR 1520, now!
Tina's Law: Domestic Violence Offender Registry
On the morning of November 24th 2017, Tina Stewart was brutally murdered by her boyfriend. Tina's boyfriend beat her to death; beating her to the point that he broke both of his own hands. On the day of court the judge stated, "This individual has a history with violence and why wasn't this known?". It was at the moment, Don Estes, Tina's Uncle, made a promise to his niece, he would do everything in his power to change the law so there wouldn't be a next time that a judge, girlfriend, boyfriend, or anyone have the need to ask why they weren't aware of someone's violent history. It's time to make a difference. It's time to take a stand. And, it's time to change the law! We have a registry for sex offenders and we even have a registry for animal cruelty across the country. Why do we not have one for individuals that are abusing men, women, and children? Tina's Law would require any person with a history of domestic violence, violent offenders, and individuals with Protection Orders Against them to be registered; similar to sex offenders. We need to hold these individuals accountable for their actions. Making this change in the law across all states would prevent someone that's been charged (as mentioned above) from moving to another state and starting over, as if they've never been convicted of a crime. This would be a national registry so hiding or moving to another state is not going to keep anyone from knowing their history with violence. If you're convicted of domestic violence, you will go on the registry. If Tina had known about her boyfriend's violent history, she would have never gone out with him. This law will save lives! We need your help by taking a stand with us to change the law. We're not only asking you to sign the petition, we're asking you to also share the petition and help us with making a change.
Justice for James Scurlock!
James Scurlock was wrongfully killed Saturday night May 30th by James Gardner who owns the Gatsby bar and club on 12th and Harney in downtown Omaha Nebraska. Jake Gardener has posted Facebook statuses making it clear he was going down to his business to cause trouble. He was in the street yelling racial slurs and shooting blanks into the crowd of protesters when James Scurlock tried to keep everyone safe and attempt to take Jakes gun. Please sign this petition as Jake Gardner has walked free of any charges today. Call the Douglas county attorney’s office as well at 402-444-4070 to demand justice. Also please look into the laws as we do not have a stand your ground law when it comes to businesses etc. Get James Scurlock, his family and friends the justice he deserves. If Jake feared for his life as James tried to keep protesters safe, then I fear for mine knowing a racist homophobic man is free of charges.
Nebraska Public Schools void all 4th quarter grades and pass all students for 2019-2020
It’s difficult for most students to focus and/or get their classes online to work. Random people join our classes and make it hard to focus and some students aren’t even able to attend classes.
Dismiss Nebraska Legislative Bill 816
Nebraska Legislative Bill 816 paired with LB - 58 is a violation of our constitutional rights, both Nebraska and United States, and is the beginning of gun confiscation. These bills paired together are a treasonous act, an attempt to violate our constitutional rights and should never be allowed to become law. The people that have proposed and support these bills are violating their oath of office along with our constitutional rights. Our “right to bear arms” is a constitutional right and it “shall not be infringed”. In the Nebraska Constitution it says “shall not be denied or infringed by the state or any subdivision thereof”. Passing these bills would be an infringement and a violation of our constitutional rights. We the people, citizens of the United States of America and citizens of Nebraska are asking for these proposals to be removed permanently, and those people that have made the treasonous decisions to make an attempt in violating our constitutional rights be held accountable for their actions.
"Mandatory blood test, BNP, Save Moms from Pregnancy Heart Failure"
Help us make the BNP test mandatory in pregnancy blood test screenings. By making the BNP test part of the pregnancy blood test screenings we can hopefully catch a pregnancy-related heart failure condition called Peripartum Cardiomyopathy early and help decrease the maternal mortality/morbidity rate. This is a simple low-cost test that can save moms which in turn save families. It is no different than taking the typical diabetes blood test that is mandatory in pregnancy screenings. "Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) test is a blood test that measures levels of a protein called BPN that is made by your heart and blood vessels. BNP levels are higher than normal when you have heart failure."