After 100 Years, Woman Elected to White House Office

100 years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, Vice President Kamala Harris is the first woman to ascend to one of the highest offices in our country. It has been a long time coming, America.

This accomplishment is even more significant because Kamala Harris is a woman of color — a Black, Indian American daughter of immigrants. How sweet it is! While the League never endorses candidates or parties, we celebrate the election of a women to the vice presidency, because we cannot deny the historic significance of this moment.

Read the full statement by the LWVUS

New LWVUS Policy Guide Released

The League of Women Voters does not take a position on an issue without careful study at the local, state and national levels. We pride ourselves in investing the time to dig deep and find the facts that will inform our members about the issues.

The 2020-2022 public policy issues guide has just been released.You can read the current LWV national issue positions in the Impact on Issues Guide.

LWVUS Calls for Immediate Removal of President Donald Trump

Removal of the President is a difficult issue for a nonpartisan group to take up. Our mission is to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy. This is not about political parties; it is about our Constitution and our democracy.

The statement follows:
1/8/2021
WASHINGTON – Thursday night, the League of Women Voters board of directors met and voted unanimously to call for the immediate removal of Donald J. Trump from the office of the President of the United States of America via any legal means, including and in order of preference: impeachment with disqualification, the invocation of the 25th amendment, or resignation. Today, the League of Women Voters board of directors issued the following statement: 

“Donald Trump must be immediately removed as President of the United States of America and banned from running for federal office ever again. 

The sitting president was the instigator of Wednesday’s domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five Americans dead and many more injured. He commanded an army of insurrectionists to forcefully overturn our free and fair elections in an effort to maintain power. These are the actions of a tyrannical despot, and they are in direct opposition to American democracy. President Trump continues to present a clear threat to national security as well as the safety and security of the American public.

For violating his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, Donald Trump must immediately resign or be removed from office by any measure possible in accordance with the law.
Read the full statement at LWVUS

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Sarpy County Drop Boxes

In order to meet the needs of voters, Sarpy county has added new drop boxes. Sarpy County now has 6 drop boxes. Depositing election related materials into official drop boxes is the most direct method to return documents to the Election Commission. No postage is needed and drop boxes are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Sarpy county. For a pdf list of drop boxes, on the website menu, go Voting Resources – Drop Box Locations.

Resources for Judicial Retention Questions on Your Ballot

The League of Women Voters does not include Judges in our Voters Guide or Vote411.org portal. We suggest consulting the resources of the Nebraska Judicial Branch and the Nebraska State Bar Association for information on judicial retention questions on your ballot.
Voters’ Guide to Nebraska’s Judicial Retention Elections
2020 Judicial Retention Election
Nebraska State Bar Association (NSBA) 2020 Judicial Performance Evaluation
 

Douglas County Drop Boxes

In order to meet the needs of voters, Douglas county has added new drop boxes. Douglas County now has 13 drop boxes. Depositing election related materials into official drop boxes is the most direct method to return documents to the Election Commission. No postage is needed and drop boxes are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Douglas county. For a pdf list of drop boxes, on the website menu, go Voting Resources – Drop Box Locations.