Dine & Discuss: 2020 Legislative Issues Discussion – Join Us on Jan. 27

 

Nebraska 2020 Legislative Issues

Monday, January 27th
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
AIM Building, 7th floor
1905 Harney St., Omaha

Join us for a discussion with our Co-Directors of Public Policy, Terri Crawford and Darci Garcia, on the topic of Nebraska’s 2020 Legislative Issues.

Don’t forget the RSVP for the Dine and Discuss. To RSVP please email candide@lwvgo.org.

Become a Deputy Registrar to Register Voters in 2020!

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.

LWVGO volunteers who help to register voters must have a current (the training remains valid for three years) certification as a Nebraska Deputy Registrar. From the Douglas County website:

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 and are free of charge. Please sign up for the class you’d like to attend in advance on the Douglas County Election Commission website.

See the table below for the dates, times and locations of the upcoming training sessions, and please feel free to get in touch with LWVGO and/or the Election Commission for more information.

Date Time Location
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:30 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Thursday, January 30, 2020 2:00 PM Criss Library, UNO Campus
6401 University Dr N, Omaha, NE
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:00 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 5:30 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 12:00 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:30 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 12:00 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 5:30 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:00 PM Douglas County Election Commission
12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:30 PM Douglas County Election Commission

12220 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE

You can also see all of the training events on our LWVGO events calendar!

Apply or Nominate Someone for the 2020 LWVGO Leadership Board

LWVGO is recruiting for our 2020 leadership board, and we’re accepting nominations and applications through Jan. 13.

The LWVGO leadership board is a working board made up of volunteers who collectively run the organization. Board positions are open to open to anyone, though those selected for executive board positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary) are recommended to be LWVGO members with some experience working with the League.

To apply or to nominate someone else for any of the positions, fill out the application below. You can apply for more than one position, and you can submit as many nominations as you’d like.

Celebrate with Us at the LWVGO Holiday Party on Dec. 3

Come and celebrate with us!

Tuesday, December 3rd

5:30 PM– 7:00 PM

7th floor AIM Building

1905 Harney Street, Omaha NE 68102

December is a good time to reflect on our successes and our continuing challenges. It’s time to celebrate all of our efforts to make democracy work and to enjoy time with fellow members of The League of Women Voters.

Bring your favorite dish or beverage to share if you would like.

RSVP to laura@lwvgo.org

Dine & Discuss on Nov. 25: The 1619 Project

This month we’re bringing the “Discuss” to Dine & Discuss. Please join us for a community dinner to discuss the New York Times 1619 Project

“The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to re-frame the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves.” -NYTimes

We encourage members to read the articles from The New York Times Magazine, and or listen to the podcasts available on the NYTimes website. Thank you to all who signed up to bring food, we will send reminders out to everyone who signed up to bring something to share and we will have some questions prepared. We are so excited to have a community discussion!

Dine & Discuss: The 1619 Project

Monday, November 25th
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
AIM Building, 7th floor
1905 Harney St., Omaha

There is no charge for Dine & Discuss.
(Donations are always greatly appreciated!)

To RSVP, please email candide@lwvgo.org

Hope to see you there!

Books After Dark: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo

Our next Books After Dark event will take place on Nov. 19 and will be a discussion of White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo.

Books After Dark
6 to 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
7th floor conference room, AIM Institute, 1905 Harney St.

For more information and an optional RSVP, see the event on Facebook.

Dine & Discuss: The Truth About Fake News – Join Us Oct. 28

The Truth About Fake News

Monday, October 28
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
AIM Building, 7th floor
1905 Harney St., Omaha

For this Dine & Discuss, Chris Allen, Professor of Communication and General Manager of UNO Television and KVNO Radio, will talk about all the ways Americans are being misled by media outlets and other information sources.

To RSVP please email candide@lwvgo.org.