Governor Ricketts and Other Community Leaders join local celebrity Les “Pee Wee” Harrison in bringing “I Choose Love USA” Campaign to Omaha
“I Choose Love USA” is a national effort to embrace and heal while seeking justice and social equality. The effort is led by Les ”Pee Wee” Harrison, and includes seasoned thinkers, professionals, and athletes all working together to organize and reach out to civic leaders across the USA.
This campaign seeks to restore confidence and build trust between government and their constituents, nationwide and will visit all 50 state capitols, ending at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.
“Our goals and objectives are to bring communities together to heal in an environment where everyone chooses to love,” said Harrison.
“I Choose Love USA” was birthed in Portland, Oregon as a response to protests and violence in the streets. Harrison began inspiring others to join him in his efforts to take this message of love across the nation.
Omaha, Nebraska was chosen as the first state to initiate a Governor’s challenge. Harrison was raised in Omaha along with his ten siblings and attended school at Sacred Heart School in north Omaha. “The Midwest, the heartland of America, is the perfect place to launch this effort of healing,” said Harrison.
This virtual event was hosted by the Omaha Police Department on Valentine’s Day. Governor Pete Ricketts, Omaha Police Department Chief Todd Schmaderer and Omaha Fire Department, Chief Dan Olsen signed the “I Choose Love” creed. Governor Ricketts announced his challenge to Governor Doug Ducey, to coordinate Arizona government leaders to sign the “I Choose Love USA” creed.
The “I Choose Love”, Omaha event included keynote speaker Ellis Ray Leary, Fr. Dave Korth of Sacred Heart, and the “The Brown Sisters”, of Portland, Oregon. The song, “I Choose Love”, written and performed by “The Brown Sisters” will be performed state-to-state as an inspiration of power and healing.