2019 Nebraska Legislative Preview

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha!, MaryLee Moulton talks with Peggy Adair, League of Women Voters of Nebraska’s unpaid lobbyist, about the Nebraska Legislative process and newly introduced bills that the League is watching this legislative session. Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. […]

Lobbying Best Practices

Nebraskans are the “second house” of our legislature — we’re encouraged to participate in the lawmaking process by advocating to our state senators. As part of our Unicameral 101 series, read our tips on lobbying and testifying in front of committees. Citizen Lobbying Best Practices: The Five Commandments 1. Be honest and truthful. Lobbying is […]

Join LWVNE for Legislative Day on Feb. 19

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The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha participates in the yearly League of Women Voters of Nebraska legislative/lobby day and encourages all interested folks — members and nonmembers — to join as well. The goal of LWVNE Legislative Day is to learn about how to effectively lobby state legislators as well as to put […]

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 […]

Read the League of Women Voters of Nebraska’s Redistricting Study

The League of Women Voters of Nebraska completed an extensive study of redistricting in 2012. This study forms the basis of LWVNE and LWVGO’s support of an Iowa-model independent redistricting commission, among other policies. Read the complete study here: LWVNE Redistricting Study (PDF) or below. INTRODUCTION Redistricting is a once-a-decade process that involves redrawing Congressional, Nebraska Legislative, and […]

What We Believe: View LWVGO’s Program

The League of Women Voters has a national-level program (list of position statements) and so does the state-level organization that all of LWVGO’s members are automatically a part of, the League of Women Voters of Nebraska. For the first time, the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha has published its own, local-level program, available […]

Talking About the Death Penalty and Restorative Justice with Marylyn Felion

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha, Geri Simon talks with Marylyn Felion about her experience as Robert E. Williams’ spiritual adviser. Robert was executed in Nebraska’s electric chair in December 1997. Nebraska’s state legislature voted to repeal the death penalty in 2015. The Unicameral overrode Gov. Pete Ricketts’ veto, but a ballot initiative to […]