NFFV Action Request

Upcoming Health and Human Services Committee Hearing

Thursday, March 9, 2023

1:30 PM, Room 1510


LB291 Require Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training

Under the Uniform Credentialing Act

What is LB291?

To understand LB291 you must first know the Uniform Credentialing Act is not just one statute but many statutes that at a high level cover all medical providers in the state of Nebraska to include Veterinary Medicine and Surgery. The Uniform Credentialing Act starts with 38-101 and goes to 38-1,147. To get an understanding which medical disciplines are included in this Act, take a look at 38-101 or review LB291.

LB291 would require persons getting licensed for the first time or renewing an existing license to go through "implicit bias or diversity, equity, and inclusion training". This would be annual training.

The training is further defined in the bill as "For purposes of this section, implicit bias or diversity, equity, and inclusion training means a program designed to increase awareness of prejudices or partialities, provide tools that facilitate positive interpersonal and intergroup interaction, reduce prejudice and discrimination, and afford all individuals the opportunity to interact fully and effectively in medical settings, thereby reducing inequitable health treatments and outcomes. The department may approve implicit bias training or diversity, equity, and inclusion training provided by a national or state medical association to qualify as implicit bias training under this section."

So what is "diversity, equity, and inclusion training" really?

Well that is the big question. We know how it is defined in the bill, however is that really what it is. The reality is, diversity, equity, and inclusion - DEI training is training in Marxism and goes hand in hand with Critical Race Theory - CRT training. Marxism started with pitting social classes against one another; the working class against the ruling class. That definition didn't take hold in the West, particularly in the United States. Due to a large middle class, people knew through education, hard work, and good citizenship they could transcend their origins. Due to this, Marxism evolved and substituted race for class. Now Marxist intellectuals had defined something that cannot be changed. We are bound to our race and if trained one race is oppressing another, social unrest will eventually prevail. Imprimis, a publication of Hillsdale College, has a good article explaining the origins of Critical Race Theory and the ties to diversity, equity, and inclusion training. It's worth the time to read. Check it out here. You can also listen to Christopher Rufo's talk given at the PrageU Gala on November 13, 2022.

Why single out our medical providers?

In truth, this bill doesn't single out medical providers, per se, so much as it brings them to the "party". Some, maybe most of us have gone through some version of diversity, equity, and inclusion - DEI training in our own work environments. Chances are, if you completed school in the last 30 years, you received some training in DEI and probable didn't realize it. Currently DEI is being taught in almost every subject as pieces of Marxist theory are intertwined in text books.

Everyone needs to know the "language" of critical race theory. If we don't recognize it how can we possible stop it. Whether you check out the links above or do your own research, please take the time to educate yourself on the subject.

Getting back to the basics

Our nation started with the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

It's always good to reflect on the original vision for the United States. There are many more words within the initial Declaration of Independence but those few words say so much about our country. Those few words also lie in sharp contrast to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Maybe that's why some are attempting to rewrite our history and our founding fathers' vision. If we don't take a stand now, when will we? Opposing bills like LB291 are small but important steps to realigning our State and our Country with the initial vision.

How Can I help?

Take action, your voice is powerful make it heard. LB291 committee hearing is scheduled Thursday, March 9, 2023.

How to be heard? Here are three ways:

  • Most EffectiveTestify in person. Going to the Committee hearing and sharing YOUR story with committee member Senators is very impactful. For first time in person testifier here are some helpful hints
  • Very EffectiveSubmit written testimony. If you can't be there in person then submit written testimony. Not sure how to do that, click hereNote; written testimony needs to be submitted by noon the business day before the committee hearing.
  • EffectiveEmail your position letter to the Committee Senators and CC your own Senator. For a listing of the Health and Human Services Committee Senators click hereNote; emails need to be sent by noon the business day before the committee hearing. It's not likely these emails will be included in official hearing minutes though there is a better chance Committee Senators will see your comments. You can request they be added to meeting minutes in your email to Committee Senators.

Not sure what to say?

Listed below are thought starters. Build your story around one or two of them. Quantity is not as important as a short heart felt personal story.


Here are three arguments to oppose this bill on:

  • This bill supports Marxist theory and should be opposed for that reason alone.

  • The bill "requires" diversity, equity, and inclusion training but doesn't define what would happen if someone doesn't "pass" or "take to the ideas" being taught. If they're not "properly" trained will their license be revoked?

  • This bill doesn't allow for any alternate viewpoints. Nor does the bill define who "the department" is that will approve the training or how "prejudice" and "preference" will be defined. This vaguely written piece of legislation should be opposed.
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