Ever wonder the steps required for an introduced bill to become a Nebraska law? We’ve got a quick explanation below. We hope to empower Nebraskans to be active observers and even participants in the process! Unicameral 101: How Bills Move through the Lawmaking Process An Idea Becomes Introduced Text Each Senator has 10 days from […]
Join the League of Women Voters of Nebraska (LWVNE) and the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha (LWVGO) at the Nebraska Legislature to be present when Senator Lynne Walz presents a resolution declaring August 2019 as Nebraska Woman’s Suffrage Month! The resolution will be read at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14 in the […]
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 […]
In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha!, Geri Simon talks with Nebraska State Senator Anna Wishart of Lincoln (LD 27) about proposed legislation (LB 110) to legalize medical cannabis. LB 110 is Sen. Wishart’s priority bill for 2019. You can also listen to this episode via our podcast. Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced […]
The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha held a moderated candidate forum for the candidates for Nebraska state senate/Unicameral in legislative district 8. The candidates are Mina Davis and Megan Hunt. Find out more about the election in our Get Ready to Vote FAQ. You can watch all our candidate forums and see all of our 2018 elections […]
The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha held a moderated candidate forum for the candidates for Nebraska state senate/Unicameral in district 8. The candidates are Mina Davis, Josh Henningsen and Megan Hunt. Following the May 15 primary election, the top two vote-getters of these three candidates will continue to the general-election ballot in November. […]
The following is a message from LWVNE President Sherry Miller and LWVNE Social Policy Director John Else to all members. We encourage non-members to participate in this call to action as well. ACTION ALERT #1: LB 1115, REDUCING POPULATION COUNTS FOR REDISTRICTING Dear Activists, It appears that LB 1115 may be debated in the Unicameral […]
About 20 League of Women Voters of Nebraska members gathered at the capital on Feb. 20 to discuss our priority bills with senators and to learn more about the legislative process. The morning opened with remarks from State Sen. Sue Crawford and then members spoke with senators’ staffs as debate continued on the floor. State […]
The League of Women Voters of Nebraska supports LB982, which allows for persons who are 18 years old to consent to mental health services (without requiring consent from a parent). Read Social Policy Director John Else’s testimony here: Else_Miller Letter LB 982 021318.
The Leagues of Women Voters of Nebraska and Greater Omaha support LB 869, introduced by Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks. The bill would change provisions relating to sealing of juvenile records. Read testimony in support of LB 869 from LWVNE president Sherry Miller and policy director John Else: Else_Miller Letter LB 869 020918.