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Ernie Chambers

The Pro-Death Movement in Nebraska

David Moshman | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
David Moshman

On May 27, the Nebraska legislature, overturning a gubernatorial veto, repealed the state's death penalty. For opponents of state execution, there was a brief moment of rejoicing. But many Nebraskans were instantly nostalgic for the good old days of killing bad people.

'My ISIS Is the Police': Race and Guns in Nebraska

David Moshman | Posted 06.29.2015 | Politics
David Moshman

State senator Ernie Chambers was first elected to Nebraska's unicameral legislature in 1970. Representing a largely African American neighborhood of Omaha in a largely white legislature, he often says what others don't want to hear.

Atheist Senator Ernie Chambers Tells Religious Organizations: 'PAY YOUR TAXES'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

Nebraska state Sen. Ernie Chambers’ new bill aimed at eliminating state property tax exemptions for religious organizations is set for review by the...

Ernie Chambers: Not Pledging Allegiance

David Moshman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Black Voices
David Moshman

Outspoken civil rights activist and Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers' conception of the downtrodden includes students coerced into going along with a pledge they don't wish to say in order to avoid bullying from peers for their nonconformity.