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Omaha Steve

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Name: Steven
Gender: Male
Hometown: Omaha
Home country: USA
Current location: Bellevue, NE
Member since: Tue Nov 9, 2004, 06:03 PM
Number of posts: 95,677

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My photo made Tony Vargas's Face Book page

Tony is running for US Congress in Nebraska's D-2. It is a swing district. Tony lost last year by 2% without Biden on the ballot. Having the President on the top of the ticket is one of the factors that will help Tony win next year. That helps retake the House.

This photo is from Monday's Labor Day parade. I'm on the left with a black hat. Tony is next to me holding his son.

This post could use an R BTW.

I'm asking all my labor followers to donate a small amount to help a pro-labor candidate.

Tony's info: https://www.vargasfornebraska.com/

Donate with our DU link here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforvargas24

Hi Steve,

Thanks so much for reaching out!

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Please feel free to be in touch if there’s anything else that I can do!


From the Democratic National Committee to the DU (thanks for the $2.4 MILLION+ in 2020)

The DU is now recognized as a player! Here is the letter.


Hello Steven,

I hope this email finds you well! My name is Eduardo, and I’m a staffer on the DNC’s Donor Cultivation team. I’m reaching out today to thank you for your generosity to the Biden-Harris reelection campaign.

The ActBlue community forms you created have generated incredible revenue for the campaign, allowing us to invest in staffing operations, campaign infrastructure, voter protection, and more. We could not be more grateful for your contributions and the support you have cultivated.

Last quarter, the campaign raised $72 million, which we could not have achieved without the support of dedicated Democrats like you. We’re going to need all hands on deck as President Biden and Vice President Harris return to the campaign trail to make their case to the American people. Together, we’ll lead the Biden-Harris ticket and Democrats across the nation to victory in 2024.

Thank you again for your support.

Eduardo Bocanegra | he/him
Donor Cultivation Assistant
Democratic National Committee

BREAKING: Rep. Don Bacon (R) on Trump's second indictment

Well DUH!

This is my post # 90,000!

It took almost 18 years for me to get to this point. (Member since: Tue Nov 9, 2004, 05:03 PM)

It has been a lot of fun. There have been a few surgeries that slowed me down. Three shoulder and two hand.

Speaking of health, I continue to use trazadone for my Frontotemporal Degeneration. In December of 2013 I was told I have FTD and probably had two years of quality life left. FTD is the most common form of dementia for people under age 60. I'll be 66 in January. Each FTD patient time line is different. I'm one of the fortunate ones.

I'm most proud of three things. I started the Labor Group that was later named after me. I'm not as active there since I retired. Raising over 2.4 million dollars for President Biden is another source of pride. I continue to be a host on the DU.

Because of my FTD, odds are I won't be here 18 years from now. That doesn't mean I won't try. I've made a few mistakes here because of my FTD. I'm Sorry.

The DU is the first thing I do in the morning after I take the dogs out. It is usually about the last thing I do at night.

I love this place and it shows.


Omaha Steve A.K.A. OS

We now have a tax deductible DU fundraiser for the people of the Ukraine at ActBlue

It will be a few days before I get the whistles and bells working. But it is working.

DU only link. DONATE here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dufortheukraine

This is where the $ goes to: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ukrainewillresist


Marta made the full page "We Dissent" ad in today's Washington Post, page A5! (UPDATED with text)

Dear Marta,

Thank you so much for adding your name to our We Dissent letter.

It appeared in the Washington Post today, showing up at the doorsteps of senators who in the next day or so will cast their votes whether to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

Her name is in the right upper N in today's ad.

In December of 2013 I was told I have FTD and probably had 2 years of quality life left

For a short time it was thought I had ALS too. Turned out I don't have ALS. As you can tell, I still have some quality left in me.

Here is the link to the story I used to explain FTD: https://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/health/a-rare-form-of-dementia-tests-a-vow-of-for-better-for-worse.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Each patient advances at their own rate. For me, so far so good.

I'm on Trazadone to slow the advance of FTD. Studies in Great Britain show that Trazadone for some reason does help with that.

I'm still able to get around and communicate. I need to lose a few pounds since I'm pre-diabetic.

I have helped raised over 1.5 million dollars for Biden-Harris: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214084917

Anyway I get asked from time to time how I'm doing. For now I'm doing fine.



The DU has now raised OVER $1 million to elect Joe & Kamala

Yes we did. It happened over night. To everyone that contributed thank you so much.

I've been a pain in the ass to get us to this point. But it worked. Not bad for an old man with dementia problems.

I'm not upping the goal for a few days while we take this all in.


Contribute here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforjoe

DUer duhneece is running for New Mexico State Senate District #33. We are raising funds for her too.

Info: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213687339 & https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213729649

Contribute here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-denise-lang-browne-1

When a DUer needs a little help, the DU answers the call

Just before I was diagnosed with dementia I ran for office twice. The DU raised about $2,500 between the two runs.

When I started the donation page for Joe Biden there was the sound of laughter echoing over in the cave. Almost 1/2 of a million dollars later, they aren't laughing anymore.

Now duhneece is running for New Mexico State Senate District 33. Duhneece is true blue. She could use a little of the magic DU did for me when I ran. As little as $3 buys a yard sign, and a hand written thank you card sent by the USPS.

The DU has already raised $515. We can do a lot better.

Her original post announcing her run for State Senate: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213687339

Her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Elect-Denise-Lang-Browne-531982130315063/

Honors and Community Activities:

• 2009 Co-produced first of 6 annual V-Day' The Vagina Monologues' events to stop sexual violence with local Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner and NMSU-A
• 2013 Named a Woman of Merit
• 2015 Named a Behavioral Heath ‘Star’ for Otero and Lincoln Counties
• 2015 Named a Legendary Local of Alamogordo in the book published by that name
• 2013, I organized the first ‘We Trust Women Commemoration and Celebration of Roe v Wade’ rally, that have been held annually for 8 years
• I am proud to say I was asked to give the invocation twice at the Otero County Commission meeting
• Offered 2015’s annual Labor Appreciation invocation breakfast (the words are posted on my website)
• Long-time member of NAACP (served two terms as Treasurer),
• Long-time member of Otero County Community Health Council (served two terms as Secretary),
• Long-time member of Behavioral Health Local Collaborative 12
• Founding board member of Peace and Justice of La Luz
• Board member of Alamogordo Council on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse
• With a few other members of Peace and Justice of La Luz, we had a booth at the county fair with an anti-drug-war, pro-treatment options message and attended two International Drug Policy Reform Conferences.
• In 2007, with Peace and Justice of La Luz, we began delivering donated books to the local jail ‘Books Behind Bars’, recovery homes and the homeless.
• Active in several efforts to reduce veteran suicides
• Original member of Otero County Juvenile Justice Board
• Gold card blood donor
• Smoking Cessation Specialist, Certified
• Helped with the organization of MLK, Jr marches and Take Back The Night rally & march
• Made many trips to Santa Fe when legislature was in session to advocate for ‘Good Samaritan’, ‘Ban the Box’, ending of civil asset forfeiture, more alcohol & substance abuse treatment options in our communities, and medical marijuana legislation.
• Mid 90’s Volunteer then Executive Director for Alamogordo Area AIDS Awareness
• Completed Red Cross HIV and AIDS Prevention course and taught with Gloria Vaughn
• Appointed a member of the Governor’s Task Force on HIV and AIDS.
• Member of Owen Chapel AME African Methodist Episcopal church

Here is her ActBlue donation link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/committee-to-elect-denise-lang-browne-1

I know times are hard for many DUers. IF you can't afford a few $, then please help keep this kicked and give this post an R.

For those that can afford to give a little, thank you. It takes 5-10 minutes for the goal-o-meter to show your donation in the total.

In democratic solidarity,

Omaha Steve

Here are ALL the DU for President donation links


Joe Biden: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforjoe

Bernie Sanders: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/duforbernie2020
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