Omaha, NE – Independent Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader is on the ballot in 45 states, including Nebraska. Nader campaigned in Omaha Friday night and talked about jobs, the two-party system, war, and health care.
Nader says the current system is controlled by corporations and favors incumbents. He says while there are an abundance of problems, lawmakers have offered few solutions.
We'll have more on this story Monday morning on Omaha Public Radio.
Omaha, NE – Nebraska's U.S. Senate and Second Congressional District candidates squared off in separate events Tuesday at Creighton University.
Senate Candidates Mike Johanns and Scott Kleeb participated in a health care forum. Both candidates support the further development of community-based clinics to serve the needs of rural Nebraskans. Kleeb says the government could learn from the values of community-based providers.
Council Bluffs, IA – An Iowa group is reaching out to voters with disabilities.
Iowans with Disabilities in Action, or ID ACTION, held a voter education and registration workshop Thursday in Council Bluffs. The workshop was designed to help disabled voters understand the process. Attendees also had the chance to practice voting on a machine that accommodates the disabled.
Omaha, NE – Project Vote Smart is bringing its Voter Self-Defense System bus tour to Omaha next week.
The non-partisan organization runs a web site that houses voting records, campaign finance information, speeches, and issue positions of lawmakers and candidates, both state and federal.
Tony Boehm of Project Vote Smart says the bus tour is designed to educate voters about the group's resources. The Project's tour bus is equipped with a small theatre and a computer lab for voters to research candidates and lawmakers.