August Voter Registration Events: Join Us!

Join us — and bring a friend! — at any of our upcoming voter registration events for help getting registered as a voter and/or to find out more about voting and the League of Women Voters. LWVGO’s GOTV teams will be registering voters at the following events:

  • 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at MAHA (Aksarben)
  • 12 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at MAHA (Aksarben)
  • 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 at NE Park Service (naturalization ceremony welcoming new citizens)
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 at Nite Owl, 3902 Farnam (Omaha World-Herald Senate debate watch party)

You can see all of our upcoming events on our shared LWVGO calendar, available on our homepage and embedded below. For more information about GOTV/voter-registration efforts, contact gotv@omahalwv.org.

Become a Voter Registrar at Training Session Aug. 27

The Douglas County Election Commission is hosting a voter registration training session at 12 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 at the Election Commission office, 225 North 115th Street.

This short training is required to become a Deputy Registrar and to work on voter registration for LWVGO and other nonpartisan groups.

Deputy Registrar certification lasts three years, so if you were last trained about three years ago or more, consider joining this training session.

You can pre-register for the training at votedouglascounty.com/deputy_registrars.aspx or you can just show up.

Become a Trained Voter Registrar at Training Session Aug. 8

The Douglas County Election Commission is hosting a voter registration training session at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Millard Public Library, 13214 Westwood Lane. This short training is required to become a Deputy Registrar and to work on voter registration for LWVGO and other nonpartisan groups.

Deputy Registrar certification lasts three years, so if you were last trained about three years ago or more, consider joining this training session.

You can pre-register for the training at votedouglascounty.com/deputy_registrars.aspx or you can just show up.

Another training will be scheduled later in August at the election commission office.

Insuring the Good Life: Putting Medicaid Expansion on the Ballot. Join Us at Dine & Discuss August 27

Join us at our next Dine & Discuss event, happening from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, August 27 at Valentino’s at 108th & L streets.

We’ll be discussing the effort to allow voters to expand Medicaid access with James A. Goddard, Director, Economic Justice & Health Care Access Programs with Nebraska Appleseed.

If you’d like to eat, the buffet is $14.14. The presentation will begin at 5:30. RSVPs not required, but you can send questions to web@omahalwv.org or RSVP on Facebook.

Please be aware that the League of Women Voters never supports or opposes political parties or candidates. Advocacy on behalf of parties or candidates is not allowed at our meetings as we discuss the issues. That said, LWVGO does support the Insure the Good Life ballot initiative and the expansion of Medicaid as part of the national League of Women Voters’ position on supporting the Affordable Care Act.

NE-02 Debate Scheduled for Oct. 18

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha and the Omaha Press Club will be hosting a debate between candidates for Nebraska’s second Congressional district, Don Bacon and Kara Eastman, at 12 p.m. on Oct. 18, 2018.

The event will be recorded by WOWT Channel Six and aired on several platforms it has available.

Stay tuned to news from LWVGO for more details closer to the date of the event.

Money in Politics: What’s Happening in Nebraska? Join Us at Dine & Discuss July 23

Join us at our next Dine & Discuss event, happening from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 23 at Valentino’s at 108th & L streets. LWVNE Treasurer Kate High will present results of a research study into campaign donations leading up to the 2016 Unicameral races.

If you’d like to eat, the buffet is $14.14. The presentation will begin at 5:30. RSVPs not required, but you can send questions to web@omahalwv.org or RSVP on Facebook.

Please be aware that the League of Women Voters never supports or opposes political parties or candidates. Advocacy on behalf of parties or candidates is not allowed at our meetings as we discuss the issues.

Join LWVGO at the Douglas County Fair

LWVGO GOTV volunteers will be at the Douglas County Fair this weekend. Find our booth to register to vote, to check or update your registration, to get more info on our group, or just to say hi!

  • 12 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 13
  • 12 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 14
  • 12 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 15
The fair is operating free shuttles from Village Pointe, Chance Ridge and Metro Community College’s Elkhorn campus.

Join Us at the Peace & Justice Expo July 21st

LWVGO will be participating in the Seventh Annual Omaha Peace & Justice Expo, taking place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at UNO’s Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The event is co-sponsored by the UNO Grace Abbott School of Social Work.

LWVGO will be registering voters, providing voter education and encouraging membership.  If you’re interested in learning more about LWVGO, find our booth or contact us ahead of the event.

More info about the event.

Join Us June 28 for a Discussion on Redistricting and the Supreme Court

Join us for a facilitated discussion and viewing of a livestream from the League of Women Voters national convention. We’ll watch Nick Stephanopoulos and Ruth Greenwood, who are experts in the redistricting field and will speak on redistricting and the efficiency gap theory. We will hear their perspective as attorneys for the appellees in the case of Gill v. Whitford, which recently saw a ruling by the Supreme Court.

Details of the event: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (livestream starts at 7 p.m.) Thursday, June 28, 2018 at UNO’s Barbara Weiss Community Engagement Center, 6400 South University Drive Road North (near 64th & Dodge streets). We’ll be in room 201. Free parking is available in the lot just in front of the CEC; click here for more info on parking.

This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required but questions can be sent to web@omahalwv.org and you’re welcome to share the event info on Facebook.

Find out more: The League of Women Voters (US) has a resource page, FAQ sheet and action kit explaining redistricting and related issues, plus what you can do to advocate for fair maps.

How Do We Know What’s True Anymore?

Democracy requires well-informed voters to thrive. Yet truth and facts are under assault from misinformation, disinformation, propaganda and fake news. Do YOU know how to assess what’s true and accurate?

In the video below, learn strategies, tips and tools to gauge the credibility and accuracy of information from experts at Google, Facebook, Stanford University, Data for Democracy, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Institute for the Future.

This event was co-sponsored and shared by the League of Women Voters Palo Alto and the Palo Alto PTA Council.

Download and share LWV Palo Alto’s handy handout on information literacy: Tips & Tools for Verifying Information.