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Gov. Ricketts Proclaims “Religious Freedom Day"

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring January 16, 2019 as “Religious Freedom Day” in recognition of America’s tradition of religious freedom.  Governor Ricketts was joined at the ceremony by faith leaders, students, and representatives from the Nebraska Family Alliance and Nebraska Catholic Conference.  Religious Freedom Day is observed nationwide on January 16th, which is the anniversary of the 1786 passage of the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom.

Gov. Ricketts, First Lady Shore Highlight Human Trafficking Awareness Month

LINCOLN – Today, Governor Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore were joined by Attorney General Doug Peterson, State Senators, members of the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force (NHTTF), and non-profit organizations to recognize January 11th as National Human Trafficking Awareness Day and January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  After signing a proclamation, Governor Ricketts highlighted the multi-disciplinary response developed and carried out by NHTTF and its many partners across the state.