Petition to Nebraska Governor, Nebraska State House
Give Nebraska a State Reptile
A couple days ago I was curious about my home state, Nebraska, and what it stood for. When I got home I looked up the symbols that Nebraska symbolizes as. What I was surprised to see was that Nebraska hasn't entirely filled out its state symbols. Amphibians, mushrooms, and a official state food are a small number of symbols that haven't quite been decided yet. Feeling that Nebraska could add more. I thought that a symbol that Nebraska could add is a state reptile. The premise of a state reptile is nothing new. The first recognized state reptile was the common collared lizard. It was officially added as Oklahoma's state reptile in 1969 which was forty eight years ago. Currently twenty six states have a reptile to call their own, which is a little more than half the current number of American states. The states that have one even include Nebraska's border states such as Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming, so four out of the six states Nebraska borders has a reptile symbol. Most of the state symbols are turtles which is a common reptile throughout most of the United States, in fact the most used state reptile is the painted turtle. I'm not asking for the amount of official state reptiles that Florida has which is 3 and are state reptile, state saltwater reptile, and state tortoise. Just one recognized reptile would be enough for Nebraska in my opinion. I hope everyone considers that we should have one and that it isn't a rejected idea. Also on March 1st this year Nebraska just turned the ripe old age of one hundred and fifty years old. Wouldn't this be a fine birthday gift? I know that in the past states didn't receive a state reptile because it didn't make it past the voting stage or the senate didn't approve, such as Minnesota and Pennsylvania. Some of the most important people in this process is the public themselves and interest they show. The only things that I want out of the chosen animal is that it's a reptile native to a large part of Nebraska and isn't an overly done animal, that's it. You can leave suggestions in comments for what you want as Nebraska's state reptile. So that was my take on the issue and I hope you like, sign, and share my petition! Also if you're wondering the picture is of a great plains skink.
Petition to Curt Friesen, Bruce Bostelman, Tom Briese, Suzanne Geist, Mike Hilgers, Dan Hughes, John Murante, Jim Smith, Michael Groene
Support Two Person Train Crew Bill, Nebraska LB404
The Two Person Train Crew Bill LB404 (2017) is extremely important to all Nebraskans with regard to public safety. Reducing the size of crew from two people to one person would make all over-the-road freight trains less safe in our state. Nebraska wants Washington to know we are serious about public safety! Senators, Please vote "In Favor" of this bill to be advanced to the House. Full Text LB404 (2017)
Petition to Pete Ricketts
Demand that Gov. Ricketts bring back our State Troopers from North Dakota.
Governor Pete Ricketts has sent 11 Nebraska State Troopers to North Dakota in order to assist in their attack against Native American people defending water and their sacred land. Governor Ricketts has no business sending publicly funded Nebraska employees to fight in another state - especially a fight against Native American rights. Let's demand that he order the 11 Nebraska State Troopers back and stop interfering where he doesn't belong.
Petition to Gov. Pete Ricketts, Nebraska State Legislature
Find an alternative to the new Nebraska State License Plate design
People see license plates each and every day they travel. These seemingly simple objects have a far reaching impact. Drivers from Nebraska travel across the country and people unfamiliar with our state will form opinions about Nebraska based on a license plate with a boring, unadventurous design. This design is not in the true nature or spirit of our great state. Together, we can certainly find an alternative design that is both aesthetically appealing and cost effective, and most of all, one that reflects the true nature of the great state of Nebraska.