Contact Information Collected –
GiN has kept a pledge made from its inception; we will protect the contact information we collect. Access to information, including our contact lists, is narrowly limited for this reason. GiN lists will never be for sale, for rental, nor shared. If an organization or campaign wishes to communicate with the people on GiN lists, we will pass on information as appropriate.
Involvement with other groups –
GiN has working relationships with a number of other groups in Nebraska and has a network of grassroots contacts throughout the country. Working relationships require an understanding of terms, alignment of principles, and reciprocity.
How to contact us, getting involved:
If you are interested in becoming actively involved with GiN, please use the contact form, located HERE.
If you are a member of the media and would like more information about Grassroots in Nebraska or one of our projects, please use the contact form located HERE.
Website Comment Policies:
We encourage civil dialogue and debate on our site, regardless of whether or not parties agree. We reserve the right to moderate comments by various criteria and means.
Comments should be…
- Devoid of profane or vulgar language and personal attacks
Comments which violate these ideals will either never be posted or will be removed and the user permanently blocked.
Repeated and/or excessively lengthy posting by a single user in a short period will be considered spamming.
Inclusion of links in comments:
- Allowed, with conditions
- SHOULD be for the primary purpose of providing sources for assertions made, contributing additional facts and information, or refuting someone else’s cited facts.
- SHOULD NOT include: Advertisement of products, businesses, political agendas, events of politicians and other groups
Comments from advocates, surrogates (groups, organizations, candidates):
If you are a member or leader of another group and you would like to let GiN’s readers and members know about an event or effort of your group, the polite and appropriate method for doing so is to use one of our provided contact forms (linked to above).
We must allocate our time and resources wisely. Our website was built and is maintained for the purposes of working towards GiN’s Mission and pursuit of GiN’s Principles.
Our website was not built nor is it being maintained for the purposes of advertising the political agendas and events of politicians, other groups, or organizations. If you are a member or leader of another group and would like to let GiN site readers and members know about something, use one of the contact forms and we will share information as appropriate.
In writing our articles, we attempt, whenever possible to backup our assertions with documentation. This practice conforms with our general principles and operating philosophy. We consult a wide variety of news, analysis, opinion, reference, government, and other sources of information, including books, websites, audio and video broadcasts, periodicals, and more. We do not limit our research to sources with whom we philosophically agree. Citation of a source is not an endorsement of the particular point of view or ideology of the source.
From time to time, we will reference information on personal blogs. We attempt in these cases to confirm the credibility of information reported through independent sources.
If we cite a source that has adopted the practice of requiring answers to intrusive survey questions in order to access the content, we will not link to it unless or until they stop the practice1Just one such example is the Lincoln Journal Star website. For an extended period during 2014 – 2016, the the newspaper blocked all but the ...continue.
A special note regarding citations from Wikipedia:
Readers will find links to Wikipedia articles on our site, but should note that we are vigilant regarding potential problems with the information found there and we do work to find additional sources to verify information and/or provide multiple points of view.2Problems we’ve noted include: 1) Wikipedia is a “global” site, and the United States of America is just another country on the ...continue
A tip for using Wikipedia with the appropriate circumspection: Read the “Talk” and “edit” pages to discover potential biases and a history of edits.
Click HERE to read about our policies regarding anonymous tips.
This page lasted updated November 11, 2016.
Notes & References [ + ]
|1.||↑||Just one such example is the Lincoln Journal Star website. For an extended period during 2014 – 2016, the the newspaper blocked all but the title and a few lines of its articles from view unless visitors participated in the survey. As of the most recent update to this page, this practice has stopped. Readers may find some citations to LJS that are not directly linked in some articles as a result.|
|2.||↑||Problems we’ve noted include: 1) Wikipedia is a “global” site, and the United States of America is just another country on the globe. There is no particular appreciation, then, for America’s unique form of government (i.e. our natural rights come from a Creator), nor even for the benefits of western civilization in the broad scope of human history. 2) Politically-charged or contentious topics (the financial crisis of 2008, “health care ‘reform'”) often contain inaccuracies, omission of contrary facts, or just one point of view. 3) Wikipedia policies allow for editing by users, so, if an editor with a bias or even direct interest in a topic changes the information on a page, unless or until such changes are noticed by others, an article can include biased and/or inaccurate information. 4) Wikipedia policies require “neutrality” and prohibit “original research”. For public policy issues, this can lead to moral/ethical relativism and lack of challenges to the status quo.|