The Good Life for All Nebraskans

We thought we would bring you something positive here, because we care about Nebraska, and we believe it’s capable of so much better than what we see in the media. That’s why we stay in a state that is hostile toward women, members of the LGBTQIA community, people who are Black, Latino and Indigenous, and those who are differently abled. We stay and do what we can to fight for them, because we deserve a state where we are all treated equally, regardless of sex, race, religion, color, or ability.

For every person trying to run Nebraska into the ground—for every Jim Pillen, Kathleen Kauth, Kirk Penner, and Terri Cunningham-Swanson—there are phenomenal people who actually care about other people. Who are they?

The Arc of Nebraska advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. As you know, Nebraska’s governor and most legislators don’t prioritize the health and well-being of their constituents, especially those who are differently-abled. Thankfully, there are some legislators who are truly pro-life and fight for the dignity, empowerment, and care of all Nebraskans. The Arc offers opportunities for you to get involved in their work on various levels.

Legal Aid of Nebraska provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Nebraskans. They also advocate for agricultural workers’ rights, assist young adults with having juvenile records sealed, provide legal education and services to minority populations, and so much more.

Nebraska Appleseed is a nonprofit organization that fights for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans – subscribe to their newsletter to stay informed about legislation that both helps and hurts Nebraskans, and to learn how you can help.

Sadly, it doesn’t seem like we have many advocacy organizations to list. But we would love to add more! If you or someone you know works with an organization that stands up for marginalized Nebraskans, we want to know!

2024 Candidate Questionnaires

If you are running for a school board or board of education in Nebraska, you might hear from us! We would like to share your thoughts on what it means to serve on your school board, and what you hope to accomplish in the role. Completed questionnaires will be posted in full on our site on a county by county or district by district basis. 

If you have not provided your email address in your candidate filing and would like a questionnaire, please reach out to to request one.

More about Nico Emerson

Nicolette "Nico" L. Emerson is an observer of politics in small town Nebraska, especially as it pertains to education, school boards, and adults who want to decide the direction of the next generation.