It is the Mission of the Nebraska Family Forum (NFF) to promote education policies in our state that preserve and protect parental authority and the integrity of the family. In so doing, we will preserve the cooperative and respectful relationship between school authorities and parents, preserve a family-centered community, and provide a well-rounded education for our kids.
press conference was certainly a success. All of the Omaha television
stations were represented, as well as the Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln's
Channel 8, the Daily Record, and U.N.O.'s KVNO Radio.
members of the press were attentive and responsive as each family told
their story. After the speakers concluded, there were many questions
from the press. They were interested, and that was apparent.
Thank you to the brave people who told their stories publicly: Michelle Garrity, Antony Ward, Vaughn Crowell, and Gina Miller. Much thanks to Willie Hamilton
of Black Men United for sharing his concerns about this law's effect on
the African-American community. Representatives of The Heartland
Workers Center could not attend, but they sent a statement expressing
their concerns about the disproportionate effect the law is having on
the Latino community.
And last but certainly not least, Mary Ann Borgeson,
chair of the Douglas County Board. Mary Ann called this press
conference and relayed families' concerns beautifully. Mary Ann speaks
from her heart about the law's effects on the people of Nebraska, while
Brad Ashford talks about the law's effects on numbers. Our children are
not numbers or statistics or test scores or dollar signs, they are our
precious children. Thank you, Mary Ann, for always remembering that,
and for being a tireless champion for them. They are why we fight.