LWVNE Testimony in Support of LB 175

On Feb. 20, LWVNE submitted written testimony in support of LB 175, a bill to change provisions regarding candidate committee funds. Download the submitted testimony or read the full text below. Senator Tom Brewer, Chair Government, Military, and VA Committee State Capitol Re:  Hearing for LB 175 (Chambers)  to change provisions regarding candidate committee funds Dear […]

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 […]

Take Action: Help HR1 Move Forward

New legislation from Congress, HR 1, the For the People Act, will modernize our election system, reform redistricting, and restore the Voting Rights Act. The extraordinary and comprehensive reforms in HR1 are good for all Americans and deserve bipartisan support. That’s why we need YOU to contact your Representative and express your support for this […]

Legislature Recognizes August 2019 as Nebraska Woman’s Suffrage Month

Members of the League of Women Voters of Nebraska will be acknowledged on Thursday, Feb. 14, by Senator Lynne Walz and members of the legislature in conjunction with a resolution recognizing August 2019 as Nebraska Woman’s Suffrage Month. Walz introduced the legislative resolution with 44 other members of the Nebraska legislature on Feb. 8. It […]

LWVNE Testimony Supporting LB 253

On Feb. 8, the League of Women Voters of Nebraska submitted testimony in support of LB 253, a bill to adopt the Redistricting Act. The executive board will hold its first hearing on this bill at 12 p.m. on Feb. 14 in Room 1525 of the Unicameral. Download the submitted testimony or read the full […]

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 […]

Voting Rights Bills Introduced in First Days of Unicameral Session

The 106th Nebraska Legislature convened on Jan. 9 for its 90-day first session. Senators have until Jan. 23 to introduce legislation to vote on during this session (should it move out of committee). LWVGO policy team volunteers will be monitoring bills as the session continues, and will publish calls to action as needed. Interested in […]

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 […]