Morfeld launches Nebraska Legal Action Fund to fight ‘extremism’
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – The Nebraska Legal Action Fund launched on Monday as a group of volunteer attorneys and advocates from across the state.
The group said it is dedicated to fighting extremism and misinformation against educators, election officials, public officials and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
“There’s a real need for this because extremism is on the rise, and Nebraska is not immune to it,” State Sen. Adam Morfeld said.
Morfeld is chairman and founder of the new legal action fund. He comes into the role with experience as a nonprofit attorney.
Recently, he has taken to Twitter to voice his frustration with one opposing group in particular.
The Nebraska Freedom Coalition and their leader, convicted felon Patrick Peterson, have been spreading false and defamatory info about me for over four years using fake accounts, tonight included.
They wanted to see me in court more, and now they are going to get what they wish.
— State Senator Adam Morfeld (@Adam_Morfeld) December 6, 2022
The Nebraska Freedom Coalition said it works to “advance freedom, promote liberty and seeks the truth in supporting candidates demanding transparency.”
The group responded to the tweet, sharing a statement that says in part:
“This new organization is nothing more than an operation for him to seek revenge against his political rivals. We believe the people in Nebraska will indeed see through this sad attempt to get retribution for his loss in the recent election cycle to Pat Condon.”
KLKN-TV @Channel8ABC and @JessicaBlumWx reached out to us today regarding Adam Morfeld defaming NFC and one of our members along with Lil Adam standing up an organization to go after political speech! 👀
This is our official statement: pic.twitter.com/vPTJi59zsn
— Nebraska Freedom Coalition (@NebraskaFreedom) December 6, 2022
Morfeld says he wants to fill a need for all Nebraskans, no matter your political affiliation.
“Imagine you’re trying to do something good for your community or advocate for some type of change, and somebody comes out and accuses you of a totally false, criminal activity,” he said. “How would you feel? What would do to your reputation? What would that do to the people around you? You would want to make sure that you have legal options and legal recourse. And right now, the problem is that there isn’t.”