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Shelli Dawdy is first and foremost the mother of three children whom she has taught at home via the classical method since removing her children from school in 2001. During her early years as a homeschool mother, she worked part-time as a freelance writer. Born and raised in the Iowa, Shelli and her husband moved to the state of South Dakota in 1997, attracted to its more limited government and friendly tax environment. In 2006, Shelli and her family relocated to Lincoln, Nebraska, when her husband’s employer offered a new position. She took a break from work and politics for a time, recognizing the need to focus solely on her childrens’ schooling with two now of high school age.

Distressed by many things she was witnessing on the national political scene and disillusioned about the Republican Party, she decided to start writing again, this time online. Motivated to get involved with others at the grassroots level, she networked with activists on the social media tool, Twitter. She was involved in organizing the first tea party rallies inspired by Rick Santelli’s “rant” on CNBC in February 2009.

Recognizing that activism should generate on the local level, she founded Grassroots in Nebraska in March of 2009. The group’s mission is a return to Constitutional, limited government, according to its original meaning. While the group has held several tea party rallies, it’s focus is to take effective action. Among its many projects, GiN successfully coordinated testimony for the hearing of the Nebraska Sovereignty Resolution, networked with other groups to ensure a large show of public support at the hearing, and coordinated follow up support to ensure its passage in April 2010.

While working to build up GiN throughout 2009, she was asked to work as writer and producer of the documentary film, A New America, which lays out how Progressivism is responsible for how America has moved away from its Constitutional roots. You can see more of her work on
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Are Nebraskans Giving In On ObamaCare? If so, why?!

Nebraskans, your action is NECESSARY. Please see the bottom of the article for: FLYER to download, read, share, print, and distribute Recommendations Are YOU among the majority of Nebraskans opposed to “ObamaCare”? If so, YOU should be keenly interested in the Medicaid Expansion bill, LB577, and alerting people you know […]

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Grassroots in Nebraska

Sowing the seeds of Constitutional, limited government

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NEGOP: Help us understand how you differ from Democrats

I am in receipt of your recent Chairman’s Report update, and would like to report an injury; I have some bruising of the chin area, sustained when my jaw hit the floor from incredulity. This from the state Republican Party chairman whose senators own a super majority in the legislature, the same legislature that is about to pass without serious debate, challenge, or objection, a huge increase in the Nebraska Medicaid entitlement program?

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Grassroots in Nebraska

Sowing the seeds of Constitutional, limited government

grassrootsne.com ~ Twitter: @NEGrassroots ~ Facebook ~ YouTube Channel

The Myth of Nebraska’s Sovereignty Resolution (10th Amendment)

It’s both incredibly ironic and highly appropriate for me to be writing this article at this time. As February 2010 neared its end, I was very tired, but excited about GiN’s ongoing effort in support of what most people would identify as the State Sovereignty or Tenth Amendment Resolution. That […]

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Grassroots in Nebraska

Sowing the seeds of Constitutional, limited government

grassrootsne.com ~ Twitter: @NEGrassroots ~ Facebook ~ YouTube Channel

Republican Cave-In on Health Care: Make Them Own It

As most Americans rightfully turn their attention toward the holiday season and their priority becomes a focus on faith, family, and friends, our elected officials at both the Federal and State levels are busily working on a range of very important issues, from tax rates to individual freedoms in controlling our personal health care decisions.… more

Unicameral Finally Made Unlisted Tax Committee Legal After 30 Years

In the week and a half before the election, we gave two presentations about Proposed Amendments No. 3 and 4 on the Nebraska ballot, which would have extended the term limits for Nebraska State Senators Nebraskans voted into the State Constitution in 2000 and would have increased their salaries from $12,000 to $22,500 per year.

We decided to focus on those two Amendments because we knew, based on our research and direct experiences, that our State Legislators consistently seek very wrong solutions to some big problems in our Unicameral. We focus on  just one of those problems here which just keeps rearing its ugly head.

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Honoring Our Veterans: Say A Prayer For Peace

Since 1945, November 11 has been the day we honor all who’ve served in our armed forces. So, have you thanked a Veteran today? You officially all day tomorrow as well, since November 11 has fallen on a Sunday this year. Whenever I do one of these kinds of articles, I do a little refresher… more

Just a brief article to provide links so people may examine results of the election in Nebraska in more detail. I humbly suggest that among the motivations one could glean from Tuesday’s election results, would be to turn more of our attention to the happenings within in our own state. For one thing – WHY… more

Election Results: NE Statewide & Links to Every County

Just a brief article to provide links so people may examine results of the election in Nebraska in more detail. I humbly suggest that among the motivations one could glean from Tuesday’s election results, would be to turn more of our attention to the happenings within in our own state. For one thing – WHY are there so MANY government bodies on our ballots necessitating all of these candidates? Do we really need all of these entities and all of these people?

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My Conversation with Sen. Pete Pirsch: Amendment No. 2

As we reported in our earlier article about Proposed Amendment No. 2, I sent an email to the measure’s sponsor, Senator Pete Pirsch, pointing out some legal concerns about the language chosen for his amendment. Readers can read in detail about those concerns in that prior article, so I’ll give the bottom-line version here: a… more

GiN 2012 Election Cheat Sheet (Voter Recommendations)

GiN’s recommendations for the 2012 General Election, with a focus on Nebraska issues. This is a four-page PDF guide.  When viewed on a computer, it has activated (clickable) links to additional information on every issue presented and to outside resources recommended to provide information necessary to fill out one’s ballot on Tuesday. Links to sample… more

BREAKING: NE Teachers Union Funded Term Limit Extension Ads

Radio ads advocating for the extension of the current limit on Nebraska State Senators’ terms have been playing on Nebraska airwaves for the past couple of days1 Proposed Amendment No. 3 legislative sponsor State Senator Tom Carlson, is the “star” of the ads. “Nebraskans to Preserve Term Limits” is noted as the sponsor at the… more

NE Amendment No. 2: So Country Folks Can Survive

Nebraska Proposed Amendment No. 2’s purported purpose is to ensure the preservation of Nebraskans’ rights to hunt, fish, and harvest wildlife. Sponsoring State Senator Pete Pirsch, in responding to questions from skeptical colleagues in the Nebraska Unicameral during floor debate and in interviews with local media, has explained that the measure is needed due to potential future threats to these rights from “deep-pocketed, fringe organizations” which have been increasing their efforts to limit such activities in other states. more

NE Ballots: Deciding How to Vote on Those Four Proposed Amendments

If YOU landed here for the first time, looking for a sample ballot or additional information and opinions regarding items that will appear on your ballot, know that you are decidedly not alone. Traffic statistics for our site are proving, once again, voters want to see sample ballots as early as possible, and they want… more

Douglas County, NE Official SAMPLE BALLOT for Nov. 6, 2012

View or download and print the Official Nov. 6, 2012 Sample Ballot for Douglas County, NE. And if you’re looking for additional information to make decisions about voting on the items that appear on this ballot, we encourage you to attend our Pre-Election Presentation, scheduled on two dates for voters’ convenience. Read the article to get more information. more

Official SAMPLE BALLOT: Lancaster County, NE November 6, 2012

View or download and print the Official Nov. 6, 2012 Sample Ballot for Lancaster County, NE. And if you’re looking for additional information to make decisions about voting on the items that appear on this ballot, we encourage you to attend our Pre-Election Presentation, scheduled on two dates for voters’ convenience. Read the article to get more information. more

Extend NE State Senator Term Limits? Proposed Amendment No. 3

In 2000, Nebraska voters approved Initiative No. 415 by a vote of 50.2% FOR, to 39.7% AGAINST, which limited Nebraska Legislators to two consecutive four year terms in office. This year’s Proposed Amendment No. 3, would ease that voter imposed restriction and allow Nebraska’s State Senators to serve for three consecutive four year terms. more

NE Amendment 4: Should State Senator Salaries Be Increased?

In addition to federal, county, and local candidates, potential bond and other local issues about which Nebraska voters must decide on November 6, all voters will find four proposed amendments to the Nebraska Constitution as well. To read the full text of all four proposed amendments released by the Nebraska Secretary of State, click here.… more

Unemployment Rate Confusion Explained in 2 Minutes

I think about 120 seconds is all it is likely to take to understand what’s going on with the unemployment rate. Let’s say 30 seconds seconds per image and any accompanying text: Let’s start with something that confirms skepticism expressed about the unemployment number reported on October 5, 2012, which was 7.8%, and provides necessary… more