Blog - Chuck Hassebrook for Governor Check out the blog at chuckhassebrook.com! http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/blog Votes are being cast! <p>Did you know that Nebraskans started voting yesterday?</p> <p>That's right -- you can cast your ballot for Chuck Hassebrook for Governor and Jane Raybould for Lieutenant Governor by voting early!</p> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 16:18:00 -0500 Symone Sanders http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/votes_are_being_cast New Ads! <p>We have two new ads up this week!  Check them out here, and <a href="https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/tvad2" target="_blank"><strong>make a donation to help keep us on the air! </strong></a></p> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:45:22 -0500 Meg Mandy http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/new_ads We've Come a Long Way <p>Friends --<img style="float: right;" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/chuckhassebrook/pages/481/attachments/original/1409060685/CH-JR_Women.jpg?1409060685" alt="/CH_JR_Women.jpg" width="273" height="244" /></p> <p>August 26th, 1971 was established as Women's Equality Day to commemorate the passage of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.<br><br>This is also the date we recognize the continuing efforts of women to achieve full equality. We've come a long way since their righteous struggle to pass the 19th amendment back in 1919, but we still have a long way to go. </p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:44:00 -0500 Jane Raybould http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/weve_come_a_long_way You'd know, Pete. <p><span>Friends,</span></p> <p><span>It was just late last week that the Ricketts' were accused of cutting the hours of the grounds crew of their pro-baseball team, the Chicago Cubs, to avoid complying with a federal law and save their own billionaire family a few bucks. This "cost saving" measure resulted in a three hour game delay due to rain because there weren't enough employees on hand to cover the field with a tarp. </span></p> <div class="im">And remember, Pete says he wants to run the state of Nebraska like his family has run the Cubs organization.<br><br><br> </div> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:26:00 -0500 Meg Mandy http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/youd_know_pete Intern Chronicles: Quinn Biever <p><img style="float: left;" src="https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/chuckhassebrook/pages/457/attachments/original/1408029602/internchronicles_quinnbiever.jpg?1408029602" alt="Quinn Biever, Intern" width="190" height="189" />One of the first major efforts I became a part of on the campaign, was a movement to put a minimum wage increase on the ballot in November. Going door-to-door and speaking with hard-working, everyday folks, I learned raising the minimum wage means more than just extra money for college students. It means people who work around the clock to support themselves and oftentimes others will at least have a fighting chance. </p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0500 Quinn Biever http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/intern_chronicles_quinn_biever Intern Chronicles: Sorcha Desmond <p>I first met Chuck in April at a fish fry.</p> <p class="Body">I didn’t know who he was, but noticed that he was making the rounds picking up trash and chatting with people at each table. When he got to my table, he introduced himself to me and my friends and told us why he was running for Governor. As soon as he left, I pulled out my phone and googled “Chuck Hassebrook.” Because I’m a college student, the first thing that caught my eye was the work he did as a Regent for the University of Nebraska to securing need based financial assistance to college students from modest and low income families.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:43:00 -0500 Sorcha Desmond http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/intern_chronicles_sorcha_desmond You could say I have a rich history with minimum wage <p>You could say I have a rich history with minimum wage.</p> <p>I grew up in small town Nebraska, a place where people work hard and never give up, but I have struggled to get where I am.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:00:01 -0500 Trent Bergen http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/minimumwage_bergen A Fair Shake for Rural Nebraska and Support for the Small Town and Rural Way of Life <p>Click to read Chuck's plan to create genuine economic opportunities for our rural communities.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 07:00:00 -0500 Meg Mandy http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/rural_economic_development Our first TV and Radio Ads! <p>Team Hassebrook is excited to be up on the air!  Check out the ads below.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 19:00:00 -0500 Meg Mandy http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/our_first_ad More of the same <p><strong>The six Republican candidates running for Governor just got done with another primary debate, and all we heard was more of the same.</strong></p> <p>More of the same failed policies we have endured for the last ten years, like lowering taxes on the top earners and shifting them on to average, hard-working Nebraska families. More of the same short-term fixes to the long-term challenges we must confront in our prisons, in funding for education, and in the Department of Health and Human Services. And more of the same irresponsible political bickering that has taken the place of meaningful conversations about much-needed solutions for Nebraskans.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:10:00 -0500 Meg Mandy http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/more_of_the_same #AskChuck: Do you support raising the minimum wage? <p>A supporter emailed us to a#AskChuck: "Do you support raising the minimum wage?"  See his response below, and submit your own question for him to answer next time!  (You can find out more about submitting questions <a href="http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/_askchuck_launches_today" target="_blank">here</a>.)</p> <p><iframe class="embedly-embed" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=http%3A%2F%2Fplayer.vimeo.com%2Fvideo%2F91021181&amp;wmode=transparent&amp;src_secure=1&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F91021181&amp;image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.vimeocdn.com%2Fvideo%2F470382979_1280.jpg&amp;key=e1208cbfb854483e8443b1ed081912ee&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=vimeo" width="600" height="338" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:12:00 -0500 Meg Mandy http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/askchuck_minimum_wage #AskChuck: Do you support Medicaid expansion? <p>A supporter on Facebook asked Chuck the question: "Do you support Medicaid Expansion?"  See his response below, and submit your own question for him to answer next time!  (You can find out more about submitting questions <a href="http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/_askchuck_launches_today" target="_blank">here</a>.)</p> <p><iframe class="embedly-embed" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=http%3A%2F%2Fplayer.vimeo.com%2Fvideo%2F87110355&amp;src_secure=1&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fvimeo.com%2F87110355&amp;image=http%3A%2F%2Fb.vimeocdn.com%2Fts%2F465%2F086%2F465086028_1280.jpg&amp;key=e1208cbfb854483e8443b1ed081912ee&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=vimeo" width="600" height="338" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:29:00 -0600 Meg Mandy http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/askchuck_do_you_support_medicaid_expansion Intern with the Hassebrook campaign <p>Team Hassebrook is looking for interns in the following areas: field, communications, and finance. </p> <p> </p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:27:32 -0600 Meg Mandy http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/internships We're Hiring! <p class="Heading3rdlevel">Ever wanted to work on a campaign?  Have strong ties to Nebraska and experience organizing your community?  We need you on our team!</p> <p class="Heading3rdlevel">Team Hassebrook is looking for Field Organizers to start on March 1st.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 12:15:00 -0600 Meg Mandy http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/we_are_hiring #AskChuck Launches Today! <p>The idea for #AskChuck came from a supporter last year, and everyone on the campaign team thought it would be a great way to engage with all of you.  It's pretty simple -- submit a question (or questions) and then Chuck will answer them in a video response. </p> <p> </p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 08:38:00 -0600 Meg Mandy http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/_askchuck_launches_today 'Tis the Season... <p>...and we hope to celebrate with you at a holiday party in Omaha or Lincoln!<em><br></em></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:19:00 -0600 Meg Mandy http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/tis_the_season Welcome to our new site! <p>It’s now easier than ever to learn more about Chuck, find out about upcoming events, sign up to volunteer, and make a donation to the campaign. <em>(Click on the headline above to learn more about the new site.)<br></em></p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 22:53:00 -0600 Meg Mandy http://www.chuckhassebrook.com/welcome_to_our_new_site