After 100 Years, Woman Elected to White House Office

100 years after the passage of the 19th Amendment, Vice President Kamala Harris is the first woman to ascend to one of the highest offices in our country. It has been a long time coming, America.

This accomplishment is even more significant because Kamala Harris is a woman of color — a Black, Indian American daughter of immigrants. How sweet it is! While the League never endorses candidates or parties, we celebrate the election of a women to the vice presidency, because we cannot deny the historic significance of this moment.

Read the full statement by the LWVUS

Books After Dark: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Join us for Books After Dark: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

To learn more about Books After Dark and how you can get involved please contact Krystal@lwvgo.org.

Dine & Discuss – Harvard Case Study: Democracy and Women’s Rights in America

Join us for a Harvard Case Study Discussion!
Monday, January 25th 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on Zoom

Democracy and Women’s Rights in America: From Women’s’ Suffrage to the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment)

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This month we will be joined by South High Teacher Jennifer Synowiecki, who was trained in 2019 in the Case Study Method at Harvard University, Boston, MA. Ms. Synowiecki will be moderating this discussion with several South High students who experienced the case study in class.

The Case Method by Harvard Business School requires students to walk in the shoes of decision-makers by considering all facts within contexts of time. This process ignites discussion and does not intend to focus on particular views, but to identify approaches within decision making itself. Harvard Business School is implementing cases in schools and communities because feedback from prior participants have cited greater motivation to become civically engaged.

The case, Democracy and Women’s Rights in America focuses on decisions surrounding the Equal Rights Amendment put forth to states by congress in 1972. The case will cover rights of women from America’s founding, the road to women’s suffrage, and initial proposals to add the ERA to the United States Constitution.

Be prepared to be an active participant in the case to discuss facts, think critically, and learn more about American Democracy.  The event is designed to encourage those of all ages in our community from students to seniors – to recommit to our democratic process of healthy debate and constructive compromise.

Registered participants will receive the case study 30 days prior to the event by email. Participants should prepare their case along with answers to questions provided prior to the event.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

To learn more about this event please email joanna@lwvgo.org!

 

If you have suggestions for speakers you would like to hear from, send your recommendations to Candide@lwvgo.org.

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Listen & Learn to discuss the bills dropped so far by the Nebraska Legislature

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Join us on Tuesday, January 19th at 12:30 pm- 1:30pm to discuss bills dropped so far by the Nebraska Legislature. We will be joined by some of the LWVNE committee chairs who will talk about League strategy to respond to bills that the League will likely make priorities for the session.

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https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpf-yorzkjGtJmU03hfFLCF8fVgukp9O4h

If you have suggestions for speakers you’d like to hear from, send your recommendations to Candide@lwvgo.org

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New LWVUS Policy Guide Released

The League of Women Voters does not take a position on an issue without careful study at the local, state and national levels. We pride ourselves in investing the time to dig deep and find the facts that will inform our members about the issues.

The 2020-2022 public policy issues guide has just been released.You can read the current LWV national issue positions in the Impact on Issues Guide.

LWVUS Calls for Immediate Removal of President Donald Trump

Removal of the President is a difficult issue for a nonpartisan group to take up. Our mission is to Empower Voters and Defend Democracy. This is not about political parties; it is about our Constitution and our democracy.

The statement follows:
1/8/2021
WASHINGTON – Thursday night, the League of Women Voters board of directors met and voted unanimously to call for the immediate removal of Donald J. Trump from the office of the President of the United States of America via any legal means, including and in order of preference: impeachment with disqualification, the invocation of the 25th amendment, or resignation. Today, the League of Women Voters board of directors issued the following statement: 

“Donald Trump must be immediately removed as President of the United States of America and banned from running for federal office ever again. 

The sitting president was the instigator of Wednesday’s domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol that left five Americans dead and many more injured. He commanded an army of insurrectionists to forcefully overturn our free and fair elections in an effort to maintain power. These are the actions of a tyrannical despot, and they are in direct opposition to American democracy. President Trump continues to present a clear threat to national security as well as the safety and security of the American public.

For violating his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, Donald Trump must immediately resign or be removed from office by any measure possible in accordance with the law.
Read the full statement at LWVUS

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Sarpy County Drop Boxes

In order to meet the needs of voters, Sarpy county has added new drop boxes. Sarpy County now has 6 drop boxes. Depositing election related materials into official drop boxes is the most direct method to return documents to the Election Commission. No postage is needed and drop boxes are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Sarpy county. For a pdf list of drop boxes, on the website menu, go Voting Resources – Drop Box Locations.