College Voting 101

The League of Women Voters of Metro Columbus (Ohio) put together the following short video on how to register and vote, specifically speaking to college students. Check it out!  Note: The websites in the video are specific to Ohio, but you can register to vote in Nebraska here (as long as you have a […]

Join LWVGO Sept. 25 to Register Voters through National Voter Registration Day Events

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha is a Proud Partner of National Voter Registration Day 2018 LWVGO Joins 2,500+ Partners Nationwide in Massive Push to Register Voters on Sept. 25. On September 25, 2018, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive 50-state effort to register voters before Election Day this November. […]

Supreme Court Upholds Unreasonable Voter Purge Standard

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha supports the sentiment shared in the following media release from the League of Women Voters. High Court Decision Will Disenfranchise Millions in Upcoming Elections Washington, DC and Columbus, Ohio – Today, the Supreme Court ruled against Ohio voters by upholding the state’s purging practice for those voters […]

Act Now to Save Title X Funding

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Two attempts to advance the NE legislature’s budget bill have stalled because there is language in the bill that would jeopardize federal Title X funding for valuable health centers across the state.  Please call your Senator today to ask her/him to NOT allow the budget to come for a vote until TITLE X FUNDING is […]

Action Alert: Oppose the Unfair Election Laws LB 1115 and LB 1065

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The following is a message from LWVNE President Sherry Miller and LWVNE Social Policy Director John Else to all members. We encourage non-members to participate in this call to action as well. ACTION ALERT #1: LB 1115, REDUCING POPULATION COUNTS FOR REDISTRICTING Dear Activists, It appears that LB 1115 may be debated in the Unicameral […]

Action Alert: Oppose LB295, A Bill Opening the Door to Charter Schools

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LB 295 would allow for the adoption of the Opportunity Scholarships Act. STATUS:  PRIORITY BILL ON GENERAL FILE. Introduced by Smith; heard Jan. 26, 2017. Under the act, individual and corporate taxpayers would qualify for a non-refundable tax credit equal to the amount the taxpayer contributed to a scholarship-granting organization. Each nonprofit, scholarship-granting organization certified […]

Oppose Voter ID, an Unnecessary Burden Impacting Seniors and Young Nebraskans

LWVNE TESTIMONY

LB 1066, introduced by Sen. Murante last month, infringes upon the right to vote by putting up barriers that would especially impact both older and young Nebraskan voters. Read LWVNE president Sherry Miller’s testimony against this rights-infringing bill: Miller Testimony Opposing LB 1066. Contact your state senator today to express your opposition to a burdensome requirement […]

Support Gerrymandering-Free Redistricting in Nebraska

Letter supporting LB 973

Redistricting without gerrymandering: it’s important. Nebraska needs an overhaul of its redistricting process. We support LB 973 requiring that maps drawn for redistricting are created using state-issued computer software. This proposed law will assure that mapping programs issued by special interest groups of any sort can’t be used in drawing the voter maps for Nebraska. […]

Support DACA & Nebraska Dreamers: Call Today

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Call our members of Congress today and tell them they must pass a clean version of the bipartisan “DREAM Act” this week. Our communities are stronger with the talents of Nebraska Dreamers. Call now: Sen. Deb Fischer (202) 224-6551 Sen. Ben Sasse (202) 224-4224 Rep. Don Bacon (202) 225-4155 On Sept. 5, the White House […]

ACTION ALERT: LB 216 Redistricting Bill

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Redistricting was the topic at Dine & Discuss held on Oct. 30 with presenters John Else (LWV Nebraska member) and senators John McCollister and Burke Harr. Senator Harr will make LB216 his priority bill. Both senators stressed the critical importance of gaining support for the bill from Senator Jim Scheer, Speaker of the House and […]