OMAHA, NE – As the Omaha City Council convened on Tuesday afternoon to debate and vote on the “mask mandate” for the City of Omaha, our Republican City Council members worked diligently to amend this ordinance to ensure that effective and sound policy took precedent over a rushed and speedy ordinance. Our Republican members are in the minority on the City Council. Therefore, there was no effective way to halt entirely a mask mandate. The efforts exhibited by our Republican members to amend the ordinance shows great leadership, discernment and compassion.
Douglas County Republican Party Chair Theresa Thibodeau released the following statement:
“We understand that this may be a divisive issue. At the end of the day, we do not have the votes to ultimately stop a mask mandate for the City of Omaha. We stand strongly behind our Republican City Council members in their efforts to improve this ordinance to respect the rights of all Omahans. Furthermore, this is an important step to embracing the Republican vision that cherishes all human life and fights for the success of small businesses. With this vote, we can further ensure our children remain in school and our businesses stay open. Thank you to Aimee Melton, Brinker Harding and Rich Pahls for their leadership on the City Council.”
OMAHA, NE – The President tweeted on Thursday morning that the US
should “delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely
vote.” The Constitution of the United States makes it abundantly clear that
the President has no authority to postpone a federal election. Moreover, the
20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that, “the terms of the
President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th Day of January.”
If any change is to be made to the date of the Election or the terms of office,
it must first go through Congress, not the Executive Branch.
Douglas County Republican Party Chair Theresa Thibodeau released the
“While we understand the concerns of holding safe elections this fall, there
are many opportunities for those who cannot safely make it to the polls to
include mail-in voting. We disagree with the President on postponing any
elections past the originally scheduled date in November. We also believe
this would set an extremely dangerous precedent. We encourage all
members of Congress to stand firmly against postponing or delaying the
OMAHA, NE – As the Nebraska Legislature reconvened Monday, Senator Ernie Chambers of Omaha wasted no time resorting to baseless personal attacks against Senator Julie Slama. Senator Chambers claimed that the only reason Senator Slama was appointed by Governor Ricketts was because of promised “favors of the flesh.” Sen Chambers’ comments are sexist and outright disgusting.
Former State Senator and current Douglas County Republican Party Chair Theresa Thibodeau released the following statement:Read more
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Douglas County Republican Party Opposes the Omaha Public Schools “Family 3/2 Plan”
OMAHA, NE - The Douglas County Republican Party (DCRP) opposes the plan by Omaha Public Schools to alternate students’ in-person classes, and calls for a solution that is more equitable to all families.
Under this plan, students will be divided into two different groups based on the first letter of their last name. Students with last names starting with A-K will attend class on Monday and Tuesday, while students with last names starting with L-Z will attend class on Thursday and Friday, with both groups alternating on Wednesdays.
"Keeping kids at home puts a lot of stress on working parents and disproportionately hurts kids from underprivileged families, said Theresa Thibodeau, Chairwoman of the DCRP. "I encourage Dr. Logan and the OPS board to re-examine their proposal and find a solution that will better serve everyone in the district."
OMAHA, NE -- The Douglas County Republican Party (DCRP) has been made aware of sexually inappropriate text messages sent by Nebraska Democratic Party Senate candidate Chris Janicek. DCRP Chairwoman Theresa Thibodeau released the following statement regarding these messages:
“These text messages are not just inappropriate, they are disgusting. As a woman, I find these comments and Mr. Janicek's excuse of them being 'jokes' repugnant. There is no place for this type of harassment anywhere, and especially not in the workplace."Read more
OMAHA, NE -- The Nebraska Log Cabin Republicans today announced its formation as the only
chapter in Nebraska dedicated to bringing more members of the LGBTQ community to the
conservative movement and making sure their voices are heard in the Republican Party.
Chairman Tim Davis stated: “I am proud to serve as the inaugural chairman for Nebraska’s first
Log Cabin Republican chapter. I am excited to welcome all members of the LGBTQ community
and their straight allies as we help to build a more inclusive party.”
“I am excited by the work Tim and others are doing to ensure that there is a concerted effort to
help us create a big tent party here in Omaha,” said Theresa Thibodeau, Chairwoman of the
Douglas County Republican Party. “I look forward to seeing them contribute to the policy
discussion and help us grow our party.”
OMAHA, NE – Douglas County Republican Party Chairwoman Theresa Thibodeau issued the following statement in light of Nebraska Democratic Party Chairwoman Jane Kleeb’s remarks:
“Yesterday, Chairwoman Kleeb declared that independent and conservative voters are not welcome in the Nebraska Democratic Party. She stated that these voters “who turn on our party and our values and our platform” are not wanted. This rhetoric is extremely divisive, counterproductive, and shows her lack of leadership and unwillingness to unite Nebraskans.
“The Douglas County Republican Party will continue to create a welcoming, unifying environment. We will continue to work hard every single day to ensure that Nebraskans have a responsible voice representing them at all levels of government.”Read more