Omaha Professional Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 385, have endorsed Chuck Hassebrook for Governor.
“Omaha Fire Fighters chose to endorse Chuck Hassebrook because we’re confident that he will make public safety his number one priority. The men and women on the front lines of delivering emergency services need to know that Nebraska’ leader has their back. We know we can count on Chuck, and strongly believe he will make an excellent Governor,” said IAFF President Steve LeClair.
Chuck Hassebrook said, “I deeply appreciate the support of the men and women that protect our lives and property. I am honored to stand with them.”
Yesterday, Hassebrook also received the support of the Omaha Police Officers Association (OPOA) and the Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police, representing more than 750 peace officers in Omaha and hundreds more across the state.
IAFF Local 385 represents 634 fire fighters and paramedics in the City of Omaha.Read more
Omaha, Neb. -- At a press conference earlier today, the Omaha Police Officers Association (OPOA) and Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police endorsed Chuck Hassebrook in his campaign for Governor.
“This was an easy choice to make. It is clear that Chuck Hassebrook’s number one priority is to keep Nebraskans safe, unlike his opponent Pete Ricketts, who just doesn’t seem to get it when it comes to Good Time,” said OPOA President Sargent John Wells.
President of the Nebraska Fraternal Order of Police John Francavilla reiterated support from law enforcement, “The Good Time issue is important and needs to be addressed immediately by the next Governor. Any delay will jeopardize the public safety of the citizens of Nebraskans. That’s why we’re backing Chuck Hassebrook for Governor.”Read more
"Governor Heineman has been in the press for months, refusing to accept responsibility for failing to revoke good time for inmates who demonstrate by violence in prison that they are a threat to our communities.
"The good time statute, and I quote, reads that good time 'may be forfeited, withheld, and restored by the chief executive officer of the facility' in response to charges of misconduct.Read more
Did you know that Nebraskans started voting yesterday?
That's right -- you can cast your ballot for Chuck Hassebrook for Governor and Jane Raybould for Lieutenant Governor by voting early!Read more
Democratic candidate for Governor Chuck Hassebrook has released the following statement about his latest campaign financial report, which is due today to the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission (NADC):
Since the last report in June, Hassebrook has doubled the total amount raised in the campaign, bringing his total from $1.4 million to a record $2.8 million.
“I am humbled to receive such strong financial support in my campaign, but am especially proud that over 95 percent of my donations are from Nebraskans, most of whom have contributed $100 or less. It means a lot to have their early vote of confidence now, and at the ballot box in November,” said Hassebrook.
Omaha, Neb. – Chuck Hassebrook once again reached out to his opponent in the gubernatorial race to schedule a debate in Omaha, marking the third such attempt over the course of the election. Hassebrook proposed to keep the debate date and rules originally proposed to both campaigns by the League of Women Voters over the summer.
Over the weekend, Ricketts again declined to debate, stating that there was no time in his campaign’s calendar.Read more
Grand Island, Neb. – Gubernatorial candidates Chuck Hassebrook and Pete Ricketts met in Grand Island this evening for their first debate, and the differences between the two couldn’t be clearer.
“Pete showed his true colors tonight and confirmed what Nebraska voters already know about him: he’s out of touch and unprepared to be Governor,” said Hassebrook Communications Director Meg Mandy.Read more
Lincoln, Neb. – Candidate for Lieutenant Governor Jane Raybould and Senator Danielle Conrad were in Lincoln this afternoon to commemorate the Labor Day holiday and speak in support of raising the state’s minimum wage.
Speaking from the steps of the capitol, Raybould asked the crowd, "Nebraska voters have a critically important decision to make this November about their futures: Do you want a Governor and a Lieutenant Governor who will fight for you or do you want Pete Ricketts?”Read more
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.
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.