MOST CITY COUNCIL INCUMBENTS ADVANCED FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS

City Council incumbents advanced handily, while a tight race is underway between South Omaha Democrats Vinny Palermo and Jim Rogers for one of two open Omaha City Council seats, District 4. Rogers, a veteran Democratic Party campaign manager, and Palermo, currently an Omaha...
Posted On 25 Apr 2017

OMAHA MAYOR’S RACE GOES FORWARD WITH TWO FAVORITES

Heath Mello finished within three percentage points of Jean Stothert, the Omaha Mayor incumbent, during the Primary Elections on Tuesday, April 4. It is expected that more people will almost certainly vote in the general election, May 9, particularly because Mello came within...
Posted On 25 Apr 2017

LOCAL POLITICS: City Finalists Are Set, Post Primary Update

Mayoral Race The 2017 City of Omaha Primary election on April 4 established the contenders for the 2017 City of Omaha General election on May 9. Current Mayor, Jean Stothert, and former Nebraska state senator, Heath Mello, will face off next month. Stothert ranked in first place...
Posted On 13 Apr 2017

SOUTH OMAHA ́S CHOICES FOR CITY COUNCIL | City Primary Election is April 4

Voters in South Omaha’s City Council District 4 will see three candidates on their ballots: Jim Rogers, Vinny Palermo, and Rebecca Barrientos-Patlan. There is an official write-in candidate as well, Kimara Snipe. However, her name will not appear on the ballot. Jim Rogers, a...
Posted On 04 Apr 2017

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FOR VOTER ID

Unicameral lawmakers are looking to change the way Nebraskans vote. Senators listened to testimony last week on a proposed constitutional amendment, requiring voters to show identification before they cast their ballot. Those in support say it’s about keeping the election...
Posted On 15 Mar 2017

SOUTH OMAHA CONSIDERED BELLWETHER IN MAYORAL ELECTION

Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello, a Democrat who was a state senator from South Omaha, is challenging Mayor Jean Stothert, a Republican, in this year’s officially nonpartisan mayoral election. South Omaha has played a kingmaker role in recent elections, according to a recent...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017

New Voter ID Amendment

Senator John Murante (R) from Nebraska Legislative District 49, representing the Gretna area, recently proposed a constitutional amendment that would create voter identification requirements for all Nebraskans. “This is a little more than what we have seen in the past,” says Bri...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017

As Trump Conjures the Voter Fraud Boogeyman, Voter Suppression is the Real Issue

Reprinted with permission from New America Media As Donald Trump roams the country encouraging hatred of immigrants and distrust of the election process, in many places it’s immigrants and minorities who have reason to worry – about being blocked from the polls. This November 8th...
Posted On 03 Nov 2016

Tony Vargas

  Nebraska Legislative District 7 candidate Tony Vargas canvasses homes wearing shoes with soles worn to the nub. Even though his feet get wet on rainy days, he intentionally sticks with that same beat-up footwear. “It is a reminder that if I’m not knocking on doors, I’m not...
Posted On 03 Nov 2016

Latino Voters: Invisible no more

The Heartland Workers Center’s theme for the Get out the Vote campaign is “I Vote for My Family”. Sergio Sosa, Executive Director for the Heartland Workers Center, says they chose the theme because many Latinos have strong familial ties or ties to the small cities they are fro...
Posted On 22 Sep 2016