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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