Join Our LWV Day of Action

Tomorrow, June 25th – LWV Nationwide Virtual Lobbying Day for VRAA

Join LWV members from across the country to virtually lobby the Senate to support the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA) on Thursday, June 25, then participate in the Twitter Storm at 1:00pm CT that day.

Why are we doing this?  June 25 is the 7th anniversary of Shelby County v. Holder, the case that invalidated the section of the Voting Rights Act that required states and local government to obtain federal approval to changes to voting and redistricting. The Supreme court told Congress they would have to pass legislation to address voting discrimination – 7 long years have passed without action

What is the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA)? The VRAA restores and modernizes the Voting Rights Act, limits certain practices that courts have found discriminate, increases transparency by requiring public notice for voting changes and authorizes the Attorney General to send observers to places where voting challenges exist. The House has passed this legislation and we want the Senate to act. This is a key issue for racial equality in our country.

What Can You Do? 

We hope LWV members form across the country participate. Make sure our Nebraska Senators hear from their LWV constituents!

Centennial Events 2019-2020

Centennial Celebration Events – Mark your calendars!
Note: Some events are sponsored by the League and others are events in which we are participating. Additional details will be posted closer to events. Contact MaryLee Moulton at marylee@lwvgo.org with questions.

August 16, 2019 – January 2, 2021
Votes for Women: Nebraska’s Suffrage Story Exhibit, History Nebraska, Lincoln.
The League participated in the opening of the exhibit and we encourage you to visit the exhibit in Lincoln.

August 26, 2019
LWVNE Kickoff to 100th Anniversary hosted by LWVGO, Omaha
Keynote Speaker, Judge Laurie Smith Camp, U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska

December 5, 2019
LWV Lincoln Lancaster Lunch and Learn on Susan B. Anthony
Speaker Linda Duckworth, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Nebraska

February 10-14, 2020
League of Women Voters of Nebraska Historical Panels on Display – Nebraska’s Road to Suffrage , Nebraska State Capitol Rotunda, 1st floor, Lincoln.

February 12, 2020
LWVNE Lobbying Day and Luncheon Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the League of Women Voters, Lincoln
For reservations go to https://lwvne.typepad.com

March 6, 2020 – 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m
Women Lead 2020: Claim Your Power (LWVNE will be participant)
Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center
Contact: Katie Pfannenstiel, kabp@unl.edu

April 25, 2020
LWVNE Annual State Meeting, Seward
Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of LWVNE

May 3, 2020
LWVGO Annual Meeting, AIM Building, Omaha
Centennial Celebration Honoring Longtime Members

July 4, 2020
Seward “America’s Small Town 5th of July City “ 4th of July Parade & Exhibition
LWVNE, LWVGO, LWV Lincoln/Lancaster, LWV Hastings & LWV Seward will be marching to commemorate the Centennial of the 19th Amendment and the Founding of the League of Women Voters. The LWVNE historical banners will also be on display in the exhibition hall.
Join us and march!

July 11, 2020
Fremont Days Suffrage Tea, Freemont
Join the LWV a we participate in this celebration of the suffragists who made the 19th Amendment possible.

July 12, 2020
Fremont Days Parade, Freemont
Join the LWV as we march to Celebrate our 100th Anniversary.

August 5-7, 2020
Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference (Private Event)
Judicial Conference Celebrating the 19th Amendment. LWVNE will be joining Leagues from the states of AR, IA, MO, MN, ND & SD to put on an exhibit for the conference. League members may be able to attend as exhibit hosts.

August 5-7, 2020
League Event in conjunction with the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference TBD

September 25, 2020
League will be participating in the Omaha Girls High School Leadership Conference

TBD
LWVNE 100th Anniversary Gala, Omaha
Contact: Dianne Bystrom, Co-President LWVNE