2018 Voters’ Guide: University of Nebraska Board of Regents

The Board (of Regents) supervises the general operations of the university, as well as controls and directs all expenditures. A corporation secretary provides governance advice and support to the Board, and is the official record keeper for the proceedings of the Board of Regents meetings. — from the board’s website The League of Women Voters […]

Voters’ Guide: Bennington Board of Education

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha contacts candidates during each election cycle and invites them to participate in the print and online editions of the Voters’ Guide. Candidates provide their biographical information and their positions on selected issues. Candidates are aware in advance that the biographies and answers will be printed exactly as […]

2018 General Election Candidate Forum: State Board of Education, District 8

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha held a moderated candidate forum for the candidates for the Nebraska State Board of Education, District 8. The candidates for this nonpartisan race are Deborah Neary and Patrick McPherson.  Find out more about the election in our Get Ready to Vote FAQ. You can watch all our candidate forums and […]

2018 Candidate Forum: Omaha Public School District Board of Education, Subdistricts 2 & 6

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha hosted a moderated candidate forum for the candidates for the Omaha Public Schools Board of Education-Subdistricts 2 & 6. Candidates participating: Subdistrict 2- Zach Boiko, Marlon Brewer and Marque Snow. Subdistrict 6-Jeff Jezewski, Nancy Kratky, and Mike Moody. Two candidates from each subdistrict will advance to the November […]

2018 Candidate Forum: Nebraska State Board of Education, District 8

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha held a moderated candidate forum for the candidates for state board of education, district 8 race. The candidates are Bob Meyers, Pat McPherson and Deborah Neary. The candidates are competing in the primary election to determine which two will advance to the general election in November.  Find […]

Learn More About the 2018 Omaha Public Schools Bond Issue

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Voters in the Omaha Public Schools district will see a school bond issue on the 2018 primary election ballot. Election Day is May 15. Find out more about how and where to register and vote via the Douglas County Election Commission. In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha!, host Geri Simon discusses the proposal with […]

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 […]

Running & Winning 2017 Recap

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Thank you to everyone who volunteered and donated to the Running and Winning 2017 workshop! It was a huge success! The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha, in partnership with UNO’s Service Learning Academy, held the sixth edition of the biennial Running and Winning workshop on Oct. 25, 2017.

Millard Levy Override Vote

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In this episode of Go Vote Omaha, Kathy Bass talks with Mike Kennedy, president of the Millard School Board, about the request for a levy override. Millard residents have already received ballots for the levy override vote. To vote, voters must mark their ballots, sign the envelopes and return the ballots to the election commission, […]

Charter School Forum

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Katie Linehan is the Executive Director for Educate America, an advocate of charter schools. Ann Hunter-Pirtle is the Executive Director for Stand for Schools, an advocate for public schools. In this episode of Go Vote Omaha, Geri Simon moderates as they provide some of the pros and cons on this topic. Go Vote Omaha! is […]