Working Families Caucus – December 13, 2014
Metro Community College, South Omaha Campus, Omaha, Nebraska
The group gathered, nominated and elected Phil Montag as our new Chair. The meeting began
with Phil asking if there were any issues we needed to address. Joe Higgins brought to the floor
the issue of Maureen Nickels election. We agreed to a resolution indicating that we as a caucus
stand with the voters of the 17 counties affected and that the results of that election for Board
of Education should stand. Phil suggested we write to local newspapers to voice this opinion.
Larry Weixelman LD 26 told us about how the Platte Institute is influencing the policies of our
Governor and the ways it will affect our future. We need to inform the public and the voters
for proposal 425 of these issues.
We were asked “How we feel about hosting a 2016 Caucus?” Bill Forsee moved that we
support such an effort and present it as a resolution in the Central Committee meeting to
follow. Roger _____ seconded and it was voice approved.
Gary Tafini moved to elect Susan Tafini to the position of Secretary for the Working Families
Caucus. It was voice approved.
We adjourned to meet again at the next Nebraska Democratic State Central Committee
Meeting in 2015.