I will take a stand and work hard for the issues that are important to all of us. I will fight for our children, our seniors, our jobs, our economy, our parks, our equity issues, our health, our schools and our safety–for all Nebraskans!Patty Pansing Brooks
Nebraska State Senator
Thank you to all the fabulous individuals who testified in favor of Standing Bear and Indigenous Leaders Day. Standing Bear is an important reflection of our values and history as Nebraskans.
This day will be something uniquely Nebraskan, and help instill in all of us a greater understanding of our history, culture, and common humanity, as Standing Bear was our first civil rights advocate in Nebraska, gaining citizenship for native people across the US with his famous speech stating "I am a Man."
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13 hours ago
Nancy CarlsonI cannot thank you enough for all you do for Nebraska and its citizens. I wish there was a way to clone you!!13 hours ago · 1
Carol StittSuch important work, we are lucky to have your leadership! Want to run for Congress??10 hours ago
My bill to create a Whiteclay Public Health Emergency Task Force was debated on the floor of the Legislature for the first time this morning. Happily, my colleagues voted 42-0 to move the bill forward to Select File. I am encouraged by my colleagues willingness to listen, and to take action to help give a voice to the voiceless in this remote area of our state.
I remain confident that this support will continue as the bill moves forward, and I look forward to working together to bring hope and healing back to Whiteclay. I am beyond grateful to Senator Tom Brewer for his support, leadership, prioritization, and friendship. #NeLeg
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2 weeks ago
Ryan SharpAwesome to read that, while we cant legislate away social issues, providing the right resources to those in need is the first step.2 weeks ago · 4
Luke PetersonYour leadership on this issue is incredible. Never before such action by the state of Nebraska has occurred. Congratulating you is the least a neighbor can do! Please keep up your great work, Senator!2 weeks ago · 4
Carol RemppWhat a great idea! Something that will really help change things. Not enough but it is a great start and hopefully will lead to more communication and collaboration between multiple agencies and organizations. Thank-you for introducing this bill.2 weeks ago · 1
Laurie BrunnerThe next step will be banning alcohol sales from returning. Thanks for your hard work and for the courageous stand by the Liquor Commission to get this process started.2 weeks ago
Becky RaymondNice surprise on that vote. Your tireless work on this issue and so many others is inspiring and impressive. Thank you.2 weeks ago · 1
Paula SibalFinally!!!! This is the most encouraging news I've ever heard about the Whiteclay debacle. THANK YOU!!!!2 weeks ago · 1
Janice WalkerYes! Many people stand behind you and our numbers are growing. Whiteclay must be healed2 weeks ago · 1
Laurie SiegA positive step forward. Thank you for your hard work in bringing this sad issue to the forefront.2 weeks ago
Michael TaylorWhat bank would loan $ to someone wanting to open a 2-3-4th liquor store in a town that technically shouldn't support 1 such store? Why not address the corruption?2 weeks ago
Dave SommersSenator, in the meantime, I'd like to reach out to the liquor distributors who provide beer to those four liquor stores. Do you have their names and contact information?2 weeks ago
State Senator Patty Pansing Brooks with Anna Wishart.
Proud to wear red with my colleague Senator Anna Wishart on the floor of the Unicameral. While I did feel compelled to work today, my heart and my mind is with women all across the nation and the world.
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2 weeks ago
Gary HousleyNebraskans are proud of our 'shining lights.' Thank you for your service.2 weeks ago · 4
Don HutchensTwo great Senators, proud to have you both in leadership roles for our community and state!!2 weeks ago · 3
Susan LethebyThank you to both you and Anna for continuing to "work" today. There is much to be done and I am grateful to you both!2 weeks ago · 2
Jeffrey SayreThank you Patty for all you do for Nebraskans. You make the Pansing name proud.2 weeks ago · 2
Becky RaymondPure class. Love the red in support of "our" special day. Patty, I heard your comments today on NPR on Whiteclay again. Bravo! I still think you are the one to get it done. 🌹2 weeks ago · 1