Sarpy Outlook TV - In this interview, Lisa Fricke discusses the history, work and focus of Nebraska Appleseed with Executive Director Rebecca Gould. Ms Gould discusses their current efforts in the legislature in support of the poor, the immigrant, particularly the dreamers as well as the broader scope of the organization. The discussion ends with an appeal for volunteers.
Please note that Senator Campbell has been able to negotiate with the Governor regarding his veto and they have achieved a compromise that will make a veto over-ride unnecessary. The ADC payments will be raised a lesser amount than originally in the bill with built in raises over time and at a level deemed by the Governor to be sustainable.
Producer/Director Charlene Ligon, Content Director Peg O’Dea Lippert, Videography Charlene Ligon
Nebraska Appleseed is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans.
In recent days, Ramadi has fallen to ISIS even though the so-called “elite” Iraqi army units defending this city greatly outnumbered the attacking forces. Needless to say, the GOP went into it’s tired “full outrage” mode and blamed the recent setbacks and the rise of ISIS on President Obama. The message from the GOP appears to be that the U.S. should have maintained U.S. ground troops in Iraq on an indefinite basis and should even send American ground troops back… Continue reading
On May 12, an Amtrak train crashed in Philadelphia killing eight people and injuring over 200. After this tragic accident, a furious blame game broke out in Washington with the Republicans denying responsibility even though they had voted to cut funding for Amtrak for many years before the crash. Instead, the Republicans chose to blame the train’s engineer since the train was traveling more than 100 mph around a curve that was supposed to be taken at only 50 mph.… Continue reading
This week, the President traveled to Nike headquarters, welcomed entrepreneurs to the White House, sat down for a discussion on poverty in America, and took important steps to eliminate any ambiguity around the reforms that the Affordable Care Act calls for. The First Lady also had a busy week, which included delivering a powerful commencement address at Tuskegee University–the only university in America to be designated as a National Historic Site.
Find out more about the past week in our latest weekly… Continue reading
Harry Truman said that: “If you want to live like a Republican, vote Democratic.” Why would Truman say such a thing? Does that hold true today? Those are good questions because the perceived conventional wisdom among many pundits in the mainstream media and the GOP is that Republicans are better for the overall economy than Democrats because they are allegedly more business friendly. However, as in many other instances, the conventional wisdom is wrong. The history of the American economy over the… Continue reading
Mark Hanna was William McKinley’s campaign manager in his two successful runs for the Presidency in 1896 and 1900. It would be accurate to say that Hanna was the Karl Rove or the Jim Messina of that era. Hanna said that: “There are two things that are important in politics. The first is money and I can’t remember the second.” Former California House Speaker Jesse Unruh – who ran unsuccessfully against Ronald Reagan for Governor in 1970 – said: “Money is the mother’s… Continue reading
One of the most disturbing trends in our country over the last three decades has been the eroding economic standing of the middle class and the soaring income gains of the wealthiest Americans. This trend has caused the biggest gap between the wealthy and everybody else since 1928. The middle class’s share of the national income has declined from 53% of the nation’s income in 1968 to 46% in 2010.
At the same time, the minimum wage – adjusted… Continue reading
The White House Correspondents Dinner — the night when Washington decides to celebrate itself.
As the President said, “Somebody’s got to do it.”
Ever since the first one kicked off in 1920, the political press corps, members of the Administration, the President, and a few famous faces have gathered to celebrate the importance of journalism to our democracy — and to face a good roast over the satirical fire.
Saturday Night Live’s Cecily Strong summed up the night: “The White House Correspondents… Continue reading
From an Earth Day trip to a 1.5-million-acre wetland ecosystem to a trade deal that protects endangered species, this was a week of conversation about how we can protect our environment. President Obama traveled to the Everglades in southern Florida to discuss how climate change is affecting our environment and spoke about his trade deal that would protect endangered species from illegal wildlife trafficking. Back at the White House, we reviewed our progress on combating environmental challenges and asked you to share… Continue reading
This is what a successful presidency looks like!
In 6 years under President Barack Obama, we have made incredible progress as a country. The President saved the auto industry; brought our dependence on foreign oil and domestic emissions to historic lows; and stopped health insurance costs from ballooning out of control. Often in the face of incredible obstruction, the President has continued to fight for us and lead us forward.