Go Vote, Omaha: LWVNE Celebrates 19th Amendment’s 100th Anniversary

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha, host Debbie Ford speaks with Dianne Bystrom and Linda Duckworth, Co-Presidents for the League of Women Voters of Nebraska, about the League and its plans for celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Celebrating the 19th Amendment: Women’s Rights Here and Abroad: Symposium Happening Oct. 19 in Lincoln

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE 2019 FALL SYMPOSIUM

Celebrating the 19th Amendment: Women’s Rights Here and Abroad

Join us in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that granted women the right to vote.

Sponsored by OLLI and Global Perspectives: The Winter Lecture Series and the League of Women Voters, the program will feature scholars from the University of Nebraska and other institutions, as well as Nebraska women in elected office.

Hear about the history of the struggles for women’s suffrage; the impact of women in elections over the past century, as well as women’s involvement in elective office; and the status of women’s rights on a global scale.

The keynote speaker will be Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, professor emeritus at the Wilfrid Laurier University in Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Howard-Hassmann has written several significant books and articles on international women’s rights. She was also so a consultant for the creation of UNL’s undergraduate program in Human rights.

This event is open to the public. Membership is not required.

Event Day/Date: Sat, Oct 19
Registration Deadline: Fri, Oct 11
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for check-in.
Location: UNL Nebraska Innovation Campus.

Parking is free on the blacktop lot to the north of the conference center.

Cost: $20 includes lunch. Cancellation after the registration deadline will be non-refundable.

Please contact the OLLI office if you have specific dietary restrictions.

For more information visit https://olli.unl.edu/events

Renew Your Membership with LWVGO today!

October is Membership Renewal Month for LWVGO

Membership renewal is easy. Just click here.

The link will take you to a general information page you need to fill out, then you will be directed to a form you can use to pay your renewal.

To renew your membership:

  1. Fill out your information, then click Submit.

  2. On the payment page, first select your Membership Type:

    1. First-time members can select New Membership and will be charged $47 ($45 plus $2 PayPal processing fee).

    2. Existing members should select Standard Renewal and will be charged $62 ($60 plus $2 PayPal processing fee).

    3. Those wanting to join or renew as two or more members in a household should select Household Renewal and will be charged $99.

    4. Student members are free and should select Student Membership –  we ask that you complete the membership process so we capture your information.

    5. If you’d like to also order a new, permanent name tag, select Standard Renewal + Name Tag or Household + Name Tag, then enter the name to include on the new name tag. You’ll be charged $10 extra and we’ll send you more info about where to pick up the name tag once it’s created.
  3. Click Pay Now. You’ll see a new page with PayPal information at the top. To pay with a card, click Pay with Debit or Credit Card at the bottom of the page.

  4. Enter your credit card information, then click Pay Now.

Please renew as soon as possible, and no later than the end of the day on Oct. 31.

Thank you for renewing your membership. Your membership provides the funds necessary to run our LWV office and programming events. We couldn’t do it without you!

NDEE Seeking Respondents on Energy Issues

The Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy is creating an energy plan and wants to hear from Nebraskans across the state.
This plan will cover where Nebraska is now in terms of energy resources and how the state could respond to the changing energy industry and technologies.
To properly plan ahead, NDEE has created a survey to hear from Nebraskans. It asks respondents about their views on sustainable energy, what energy issues are most important to them, energy use and more.

The survey is open to Oct. 11 and is available through this link:

Become a Deputy Registrar to Help Register Nebraska Voters: Training Sessions Happening on Sept. 24 & Oct. 15

Deputy registrars work as agents of the Election Commission to register voters throughout the county. In order to become an official deputy registrar, you must complete a training class conducted by the Election Commission. After completion, you will be certified by the Election Commission to conduct voter registration drives anywhere in Nebraska.

In order to be an official deputy registrar, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a registered voter in the State of Nebraska (you may register to vote at the deputy registrar training session, if not already registered to vote in Nebraska).
  • Must sign up for the deputy registrar training session on or before the business day prior to the training date.
  • Must attend a deputy registrar training session conducted by the Election Commission.

The training sessions are 1 hour long, free of charge and are being held:

  • 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Millard Branch Library, 13214 Westwood Ln.
  • 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at W. Clarke Swanson Branch, 9101 W Dodge Rd

Sign up for one of the sessions on the Douglas County Election Commission website.

Go Vote, Omaha! Judge Smith Camp talks about the 19th Amendment

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha, MaryLee Moulton speaks with Judge Laurie Smith Camp of the U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, about the 19th Amendment and Nebraska’s role in its passage.

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or CenturyLink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube. You can also listen to these episodes as podcasts on Podbean.

Missing Native American Women and Children

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha, Geri Simon talks with Renee San Souci, Colette Yellow Robe, and Lin Quenzer of the Nebraska Native Women’s Task Force about NE LB 154 and the issues of missing Native American women and children. NE  Bill 154 was approved to study to improve the reporting and investigation of missing Native American women and children.

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or CenturyLink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube. You can also listen to these episodes as podcasts on Podbean.

Meet the League on Sept. 26: Member Orientation Offers the Chance to Learn More About LWVGO

Calling all new members! (And those who would just like to know more about LWVGO!)

Join us at our next Meet the League:

Thursday, September 26
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Combine Room, 2nd floor, AIM building
1905 Harney Street, Omaha, NE 68102
Hosted by the LWVGO Membership Committee

Please join us for Member Orientation, where you’ll meet League leaders and learn more about membership in the League of Women Voters.

Feel free to bring your favorite drink or food to share; this part is purely optional, however! You will have the opportunity to talk to small group leaders and to sign up to participate as much or as little as fits your schedule.

We hope to see you there!

Email laura@lwvgo.org with any questions.