With the upcoming elections, does my vote even matter?

It is common for people to question how much of a difference their vote makes. Sometimes it can be difficult to believe one vote, one voice, really matters. Each of us has one voice, but collectively each voice adds to the next. Many like minded people that are determined to voice their opinion will make a difference. Your voice, if you chose to use it, makes a big difference over time.

Don’t like your choices for the bigger races? You can make a difference now in future national level elections by carefully evaluating who to vote for at the most local levels. It doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time for those votes to matter in the higher profile elections, but it does happen eventually.

Think about those running for US Senate and US Congress. Those running around Washington didn’t start out in national politics. So who are they and where did they come from? Most have held some sort of state level elected position. Many have come from the state legislature. If you look a their political resume, they have been in politics for awhile, haven’t they?

Where do the state senators come from? How many have held positions elected positions with a city, county, or NRD? It seems that most of them have. Of course there are those that buck the trend, but most have been involved in politics at a local level before moving on to state wide positions, which sets them on a path to run for national level politics.

Think about the power you hold in putting only solid individuals that share your views on freedom, liberty, and individual rights into local elected offices. When each of us pays closer attention to the smaller races we get good people elected into those positions. That lays the seed for better representation at the next level of government. So in a way, aren’t the local races many people ignore more important than the larger races? Don’t like your choices in the big races? Fix it by putting good people in office at the local level.

Rod Moeller -President NFOA

 

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NFOA Board of Directors election results

A heartfelt Thank You to all that voted.
The new Board of Directors is as follows:
Rod Moeller
Jeremy Cady
Dick Clark
Justin Fader
Patricia Harrold

Welcome to newcomers Justin and Patricia. We welcome the new talent and perspective you will bring. And Welcome back to the rest of the board. I look forward to us growing this organization and becoming an even BIGGER VOICE for Nebraska’s Firearm Owners

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NFOA-PAF 2014 Legislature Endorsements and Candidate survey responses

Late arriving survey responses can  be found at these links:
Roy Baker (LD30) survey: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-ewjYfUktyHcUtBeXVwVk1XOVk/view?usp=sharing

John Stinner (LD48) survey: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-ewjYfUktyHbVJUMDc2Rjd0dkk/view?usp=sharing

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Board of Directors election to be held this fall

The NFOA board is elected by the membership to service two year terms. This year is election year.

Have you thought about getting more involved with the NFOA?

Want to serve on the board?

Nominations for board members will open at the member meeting August 23rd.

The board of directors is responsible for running the day to day business of the NFOA.  Several boards members have decided to step down or not run again.  They have put much time and effort into building this organization.  Now it’s time for some new members to step up and provide fresh ideas and new energy into our growing organization.

If you know someone you believe would make a good board member, or know that you would, get in touch with any current board member before the members meeting so we can get names nominated.

Voting occurs online after we have published bios of all candidates.  More details on the election will be discussed at the Member Meeting.

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Welcome to the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association

NFOA membership is open to all types of firearms owners as long as you are a resident of the state of Nebraska. Whether you are a trap shooter, long-range rifle shooter, concealed handgun permit holder, air gun, rifle and or shotgun hunter, NFA firearms enthusiast or belong to any other group of firearms owners, you are welcome to join our organization.

We are local firearms owners who have a personal interest in representing firearms owners rights in Nebraska. While there are much larger firearms owner groups and lobbyists, we have a personal stake right here in fighting for our rights. We do not have big money to fly in lobbyists from the coasts, we do not have the money to wine and dine Legislators, and we are just everyday normal Nebraska residents like you who want our voices to be heard by the various law makers. We will operate on what money is donated to us voluntarily.

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