Lecturers at the Jefferson Educational Society

Precious McKesson
National President, Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) & Executive Director, Nebraska Democratic Party

Precious McKesson was the first African American woman in Nebraska to cast an electoral vote in December 2020 for president since the passing of the electoral college act in 1992. In 2021, McKesson was appointed by the Joe Biden Administration to the Department of Education Office of Communications and Outreach working directly with Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on his national parent and family engagement. She is the current executive director for the Nebraska Democratic Party, and former chairman of the NDP Black Caucus. McKesson focuses on increasing voter turnout, raising funds for candidates of color, recruiting candidates of color, and other issues such as notifying formerly incarcerated residents when they are eligible to vote. She is president of North Omaha Neighborhood Alliance, and National President of Neighborhoods, USA, also known as NUSA. When McKesson isn’t fighting the good fight, she’s caring for her brother who has been a quadriplegic for the past 14 years. She considers her biggest accomplishment being the mother of Taylor, who recently completed her first year at Creighton University.