Come out and attend an event in your community and be a visible sign of the peace and justice movement in Nebraska

Retain a Just Nebraska Press Conference Tour

Retain a Just Nebraska is coming to your town and wants to meet with you! State Senator Colby Coash is touring Nebraska this week and next week to explain why he, and a bi-partisan supermajority of his colleagues in the Unicameral, voted to end the death penalty and why he wants Nebraskans like you to vote to retain their work this November!

Come out to hear from Senator Coash, and meet Retain a Just Nebraska staff and others in your community who are working to ensure we keep moving Nebraska towards a greater commitment to justice by leaving our broken death penalty in the past.

For additional information, or to RSVP, contact us at

We hope to see you at an event near you!

Wednesday, May 18 LINCOLN 9:00 AM Press Conference State Capitol Rotunda

Wednesday, May 18 OMAHA 2:30 PM Press Conference Retain a Just Nebraska HQ: 440 Regency Parkway, #234, Omaha, NE 68114

Thursday, May 19 SOUTH SIOUX CITY 9:00 AM Local Briefing Iowa Nebraska Bank: 2021 Dakota Ave, South Sioux City, NE 68776

Thursday, May 19 NORFOLK 12 Noon Local Briefing & Luncheon Meet & Greet with Retain a Just Nebraska leaders Prenger’s Restaurant: 116 E Norfolk Ave, Norfolk, NE 68701

Thursday, May 19 COLUMBUS 3:00 PM Local Briefing Public Library: 2504 14th St., Columbus, NE 68601 5:00 PM Meet & Greet with Retain a Just Nebraska leaders The Husker Steak House, 1754 33rd Ave. Columbus, NE 68601

Monday, May 23 GRAND ISLAND 9:00 AM Local Briefing Nathan Detroit's: 316 N Pine St, Grand Island, NE 68801

Monday, May 23 HASTINGS 11:30 AM Local Briefing Bernarndo’s Steakhouse Lounge: 1109 S Baltimore Ave, Hastings, NE 68901

Monday, May 23 KEARNEY 3:00 PM Local Briefing Best western, meeting room: 224 S 2nd Ave, Kearney, NE 68847 5:30 PM Meet & Greet with Retain a Just Nebraska leaders Thunderhead Brewing: 18 E 21st St, Kearney, NE 68847

Tuesday, May 24 NORTH PLATTE 9:30 AM Local Briefing Hobb E’s Restaurant: 217 E 6th St, North Platte, NE 69101 12 Noon Luncheon Meet & Greet with Retain a Just Nebraska leaders Hobb E’s Restaurant: 217 E 6th St, North Platte, NE 69101

Tuesday, May 24 MCCOOK 3:00 PM Local Briefing Sehnert’s Bakery & Bieroc Café: 312 Norris Ave, McCook, NE 69001 4:30 PM Meet & Greet with Retain a Just Nebraska leaders Sehnert’s Bakery & Bieroc Café: 312 Norris Ave, McCook, NE 69001


Please donate to Nebraska Peace Foundation on May 26, 2016! 

To help us in this, please make your check out to “Lincoln Community Foundation” with “Nebraska Peace Foundation” in the Memo or For line and bring it to the Rice and Beans Potluck Dinner or mail it to our Lincoln office:
Nebraskans for Peace
941 'O' Street, Suite 1026
Lincoln, NE 68508

We must have your check by May 26, 2016.

In addition to your donation, the Lincoln Community Foundation has promotional funds ($300,000.00) to distribute to organizations that do fundraising through Give to Lincoln Day. This promotional fund is distributed proportionately to the amount each organization raises and was 5% for us last year.

You may also donate online now through Give to Lincoln Day 2016 which is Thursday, May 26th. Just Google “Give to Lincoln Day 2016” or go to and enter Nebraska Peace Foundation as your charity of choice and make your donation. You can pay your donation by either credit/debit card or by PayPal. Minimum donation is $10.

Please be as generous as you can and help us raise funds for Nebraskans for Peace in this way.

Death Penalty Educational Panel

WHEN: Saturday, May 28th at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Indigo Bridge Books, 701 P St #102, Lincoln, NE 68508 
WHAT:  Educational Panel about the Death Penalty

There is an expert panel assembled to present different views against the death penalty. The panel consisits of Stephen Griffith, Executive Director of Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Matt Maly, coordinator for Nebraska Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty, and Alex Kelly, a field organizer with Retain a Just Nebraska. They will address audience questions after their talk.

What are the Things that Make for Peace? 
Building Peace in the Midst of the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict

The Great Plains Conference of The United Methodist Church Mercy and Justice Team and Pilgrims of Ibillin ( Invite you to hear Archbishop Em. Elias Chacour of the Melkite Catholic Church of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth, and Galilee. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016 – All are Welcome!
9:00 and 10:30 am –Archbishop Chacour will preach in morning worship services:
St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M Street • Lincoln, NE, 402-477-6951

Sunday, June 5, 2016 – All are Welcome!
6:30pm – First Lutheran Church, 1551 So. 70th St. Lincoln, NE, 402-488-0919

Co-sponsored by the Nebraska Synod ELCA

P.S. If you are interested in going to and from the Sunday evening event by bus from Omaha, please contact Sandie Hanna at #402-571-7218 as soon as possible!


The next NFP board meeting is on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 9:00am, in Omaha, NE. Location TBD

Help Stop Global Warming - It Can Be Done!

WHEN: Second Saturday of Every Month, at 11:45am
WHERE: Augustana Lutheran Church, 3647 Lafayette Ave, Omaha, NE

Our meetings are a time to learn something new and renew our connection to those we are working with on the all-important issue of climate change locally, nationally and internationally. The meetings feature a conference call with the Citizens' Climate Lobby organization (which starts promptly at noon), followed by discussion of local actions.

If you can't join us, please write a letter to the editor about global warming and send it to the Omaha World Herald - (or your favorite local paper found here:

I look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

CCL's mission is to create the political will for a livable world. We train and support volunteers to reclaim their democracy and engage elected officials and the media to generate the political will for solutions that will stabilize the Earth’s climate. Our focus is to build support for federal legislation to place a steadily increasing fee on fossil fuels in which all of the revenue is returned directly to households.

If you are not near Omaha, you may find a CCL meeting anywhere in the world (Yes, this is a world wide problem with a world wide effort to solve it) at

Peace Vigils Every Saturday in Omaha

Join us every Saturday from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. for our weekly Peace and Justice Vigil on the northwest corner of 72 & Dodge St. in Omaha, NE
Contact Steve Horn for more info: 402-426-9068
Bring and hold your favorite sign, a hula-hoop and do some Hooping for Peace or just come take a stand for something good.
If you don't walk, bike, bus or ride in a carpool to this, please park in the lot on the Northeast corner of 72nd & Dodge Street.

Peace Vigils Monthly in Grand Island

The Cental Nebraska Peace Workers Chapter of Nebraskans for Peace meets on the 4th Sunday of every month.
The group meets at Trinity United Methodist Church, 511 N Elm, at 3pm.
The Peace vigils are held the following Wednesday at 5pm on the corner of State St and Webb St,
by the Grand Island mall.
For any questions, contact Del Roper at (308) 384-3266.

Evening programs and vigil schedule to be announced below.

Everyone is welcome, especially those in the Omaha area! Come for an hour or for the whole three days.
 9 1/2 minute video reenactment on the Hiroshima bombing:

Democracy Now Aug 5, 2005 - Long-Suppressed Nagasaki Article Discovered

Defying US occupation forces, George Weller was the first reporter into Nagasaki after the US dropped the atomic bomb. His 25,000 word
report did not get past the US military censors. Now dead, we speak with Weller’s son who has just discovered the carbon copy of the
long-suppressed article.
"The Lies Of Hiroshima Are The Lies Of Today" by John Pilger, Aug 06, 2008
 The schedule for the vigil is: Aug 5 - Thursday: Evening –  People are welcome to attend Mass and a Potluck Dinner at
the Omaha CWer starting at 6 p.m. at 1104 N. 24th St. Omaha.  Call ahead if you able to do so. Contact Jerry Ebner - - 402- 502- 5887 for more info.

Vigilers arriving in Omaha will set up base in basement of St John's Church - Creighton Uni.
Please consider bringing food to share with others.
There is plenty of floor space for any and all who wish to attend from out of town. Anyone needing a bed or any other special accommodations please
contact Jerry Ebner and the folks at the Omaha CW., 402-502-5887
Aug 6 - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate ( )
Bring a chair, sunscreen, blankets, umbrella. Water and Juices are provided.

7:30 p.m. Showing of the film "Original Child Bomb" in the basement of St
John's Church on the Creighton campus.

Aug 7 - Saturday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate ( see above details to bring)

7:30 p.m. Showing of the film "The Forgotten Bomb - the truth about nuclear weapons"

Aug 8 - Sunday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vigil at Offutt /STRATCOM, the Kenny Gate

7:30 p.m Group Discussion: "Why is Offutt AFB the most dangerous place on the planet and what does it have to do with the A-Bombing of
Hiroshima and Nagasaki?"


Aug 9 - Monday
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Vigil with closing ceremony and prayer (and line crossing if anyone is up to it.)

Contact People for more info:

Jerry Ebner, Omaha CW
1104 N. 24th St. Omaha, Nebraska USA 68102
402- 502- 5887

Frank Cordaro , Phil Berrigan CW House
713 Indiana Avenue, Des Moines, IA  50314
(515) 490-2490

Omaha Catholic Worker
Jerry Ebner, Mike Brennan
1104 N. 24th St. Omaha, Nebraska USA 68102
402- 502- 5887


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