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Last update: 2/17/2010 @4am
Action Plan for Supporting Nebraska Sovereignty
Monday, February 15 through Friday, February 19
You can read L.R. 292 by clicking HERE.
Monday and Tuesday
If at all possible, block off time to attending the Friday hearing NOW so you will be able to make it.
Want to Help?
- Sign up to Volunteer HERE
- *LET EVERYONE YOU POSSIBLY CAN KNOW ABOUT THE HEARING* – Click HERE to download and print a FLYER
- Contact the members of the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee and your own Senator to let them know you would like to see L.R. 292 pass to the full floor of the Unicameral for a vote. Bullet points you may find helpful and their contact information can be found HERE. To locate contact information for your own Senator, click HERE.
- Those Planning to Attend the Hearing Should Prepare Written Statements
Sample Formats and an example can be found HERE
Bullet points regarding the Sovereignty issue can be found HERE
Pre-Register for Friday Evening Event
** REGISTRATION / RESERVATIONS WILL BE OPEN THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING 2/18 OR UNTIL CAPACITY IS REACHED **
6:30pm Dinner, speakers to follow
Click HERE for detailed information and for registration and reservation links
We have expenses…
- Help us cover expenses for Representative Key’s travel, printing, etc., by using the Chip In on the front of the GrassrootsNE site.
AND / OR
- Show your support for sovereignty and help us defray expenses by purchasing a t-shirt.
FRIDAY – Day of Committee Hearing
- Have written testimony ready (12 signed copies)
- Allow plenty of time to find a place to park
- For a post with a number of various maps – for driving directions and parking: CLICK HERE
—– Events for the day, specific details —–
Hearing at the Capitol – 1:30pm – Room 1507
Again, allow plenty of extra time
- We already have one volunteer who is willing to use his van to shuttle people to the Capitol starting at 11am.
- Those interested should gather at Antelope Park. Click HERE for a map.
Once you arrive at the Capitol –
- Look for volunteers at the entrances wearing an id badge with the Sovereignty logo on it (the one at the top of the this post).
- They will be collecting written statements and passing out stickers with the logo for everyone to wear in a show of organized support.
The hearing room –
- The hearing is in Room 1507. There is an interior map of the Capitol building with the directions from all entrances located HERE.
- The folks who make arrangements for public hearings are already expecting a large crowd.
- If (and we hope there is!) the hearing room fills up, additional space will be provided.
- It would be VERY helpful if we can let the folks at the Capitol know roughly how many people we anticipate may come. If you would “RSVP” for the hearing, we would appreciate it.
Protocol at a Legislative Hearing –
- Hearing proceedings are like a court of law
- Noise, including applause is not appropriate
- L.R. 292 is presently the first item on the schedule for Friday (of two). It is difficult to estimate total length, particularly if there is a change in the order and / or any other measures are added to the list.
- Senator Fulton will likely give a statement of his own at the beginning of the hearing.
- Those giving testimony have 5 minutes to do so. Committee members may or may not question them.
- Committee members do not vote on matters on hearing day. The schedule for doing so varies.
Click HERE for details on event and to register or reserve a spot.
Since Committee members do not vote on the day of the hearing, it is important to continue sending the message to them that we want to see the Resolution passed out to the floor for a vote.
We must monitor the situation when the Resolution does hit the floor, letting all of the Senators know, particularly our own, that we want them to vote “Yes” on L.R. 292.
SO our work is NOT done when the hearing is over!
And it is REALLY not done!
L.R. 292 is only a first step in a very long battle back to restoring the Federalist Republic as originally intended by the Founders. Because of the trend and environment in our Unicameral, this is a very necessary first step in beginning to change the climate of opinion. Many other measures MUST follow.