In case you missed something along the way, or if you’re interested in a reprise, here are some highlights from the month of March 2015 at Nebraskans Unafraid (NU):
OUTREACH: The Nebraskans Unafraid (NU) monthly FEARLESS group establishing a social network for Registered Citizens and their friends and families continues to grow. About half of the 17 individuals who attended in March were new. This includes one intrepid individual who drives two hours one way to be with us, and a second individual from neighboring Iowa who also drives about two hours one way to be at our meeting. We are in discussions with our Hawkeye State friend about expanding FEARLESS into Iowa. We also have initiated plans to provide a retreat for wives of Registered Citizens. These women find that connecting with one another is powerful, empowering and hope-inspiring. We think that’s good, and we want to help make it happen. Click here
COMMUNICATION: Just FYI, we have set up a special “For Reporters” page on our web site. It has been visited, sometimes multiple times, by at least a dozen newspaper and broadcast journalists in the state. Click here to see the page.
LEGISLATURE: The bill that repeals the criminalization of internet use by Registered Citizens won unanimous support in the Judiciary Committee and has been advanced to General File for the full consideration of the Legislature. NU and others testified in favor of this bill (click here
) last month. We view this as a first step in burning down the Adam Walsh Act in Nebraska.
LEGAL CHALLENGES: We know that most people cannot afford to hire attorneys to battle the registry. Neither can we. We are looking at the “Ohio model” of facilitating hundreds of local pro se actions against the Nebraska version of the Adam Walsh Act. We have a couple of very competent folks researching how we might accomplish this, but if anyone reading this has some guidance to offer it would be welcome. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.