Call to Action: Unicameral Debates and Hearings to Watch the Week of March 25

All the bills listed below will have hearings during the week of March 25 through March 29. Unless otherwise stated, the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha supports these bills. Find your senator via the Unicameral website, and contact them to urge them to support these bills. Follow the Unicameral Update to find out […]

Call to Action: Unicameral Debates and Hearings to Watch the Week of March 18

All the bills listed below will have hearings during the week of March 18 through March 22. Unless otherwise stated, the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha supports these bills. Find your senator via the Unicameral website, and contact them to urge them to support these bills. Follow the Unicameral Update to find out […]

Call to Action: Unicameral Debates and Hearings to Watch the Week of March 11

All the bills listed below will have hearings during the week of March 11 through March 15. Unless otherwise stated, the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha supports these bills. Find your senator via the Unicameral website, and contact them to urge them to support these bills. Follow the Unicameral Update to find out […]

Urge Your Representative to Vote Yes on HR1 This Week

Voters across the country voted for democracy reform up and down the ballot in 2018, sending the 116th Congress a clear message that the country is ready for bold, comprehensive democracy reforms. And now, HR1, the For The People Act is on the verge of passing the House of Representatives – THIS WEEK the House […]

Call to Action: Unicameral Debates and Hearings to Watch the Week of March 4

Bills Being Debated on Monday, March 4: General File The following bills will be on general file starting Monday, March 4: LB 627 – Prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or sexual identity LB 141 – Provide for the offense of assault by strangulation or suffocation LB 400 – Change the minimum wage for persons compensated by way […]

Unicameral Considers Redistricting Bills

Last week, the Nebraska state legislature’s Executive Board considered four proposals regarding the Legislature’s redistricting process. Two of these bills — 253 and 466 — are among LWVNE/LWVGO’s 2019 priority bills. The committee took no immediate action on any of the proposals. LWNE President Sherry Miller encourages all LWVNE/LWVGO members to contact their state senators […]

Our 2019 Priority Bills

The League of Women Voters of Nebraska and League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha have considered all legislation introduced in this Unicameral term and determined the organizations’ priority bills for 2019. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization that never supports or opposes political parties or candidates. We are a political organization […]

LWVNE Testimony in Support of LB 182

On Feb. 11, the League of Women Voters of Nebraska submitted written testimony in support of LB 182, a bill to adopt the School District Local Option Income Surtax Act. The revenue committee will hold its hearing on LB 182 at 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 in Room 1524 at the Unicameral. Read LWVNE’s testimony […]

Great News: No Voter ID in 2019

The following was adapted from an email newsletter by Brad Christian-Sallis, Voting Rights Policy Organizer with Civic Nebraska, and reprinted with permission. Become a Voting Rights Advocate through Civic Nebraska to get the latest training, information and calls to action. Jan. 23  was the final day of the 10-day bill introduction period for the 106th […]

A New Year’s Message from the National League

At the beginning of the new Congress, and we are proud to support the first piece of legislation introduced in the House —HR1—a bill that stands to improve American elections by making them freer, fairer, and more accessible to all eligible Americans. HR1 includes comprehensive reforms, like restoring the Voting Rights Act, improving Automatic Voter […]