Support LB 869, A Benefit to Juvenile Justice

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.

 

Support Sex-Trafficking Victims through LB 1132

The Leagues of Women Voters of Nebraska and Greater Omaha support LB 1132, introduced by Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks. The bill would create a procedure to set aside convictions for victims of sex trafficking.

Read testimony in support of LB 1132 from LWVNE president Sherry Miller and policy director John Else: Miller_Else Letter LB 1132 020918.

 

Oppose Voter ID, an Unnecessary Burden Impacting Seniors and Young Nebraskans

LB 1066, introduced by Sen. Murante last month, infringes upon the right to vote by putting up barriers that would especially impact both older and young Nebraskan voters.

Read LWVNE president Sherry Miller’s testimony against this rights-infringing bill: Miller Testimony Opposing LB 1066.

Contact your state senator today to express your opposition to a burdensome requirement of a photo ID (driver’s licence) with an address that exactly matches voter-registration data.

Find your senator by going to nebraskalegislature.gov and entering your address under Find Your Senator.

Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together: LGBTQ 101

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha, host Geri Simon and Joni Stacy, a family law attorney, talk LBGTQ101 or “Putting the Puzzle Pieces together for the Sexuality Continuum.”

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or Centurylink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.

Coming in March: The First Annual Kim Culp Juvenile Justice Forum on the State of Juvenile Justice in Nebraska

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha is proud to present an annual forum on juvenile justice, dedicated to long-time LWVGO volunteer and juvenile justice advocate.

Kim Culp was the founding Director of the Douglas County Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) by engaging and developed a myriad of programs through the JAC and nonprofits in Omaha, always with an emphasis on relationship building, cultural competence and understanding the impact of the child welfare system on children’s lives.

After retirement, Kim was active in the League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha, serving as Vice-President at the time of her passing in May 2017.

 

The Kim Culp Juvenile Justice Forum on the State of Juvenile Justice in Nebraska will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 22 in Room 201 at the UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, 6001 Dodge Street.

There will be a panel presentation by these key individuals working in the juvenile justice field:

DISPROPORTIONATE MINORITY CONTACT (DMC)
Chris Rodgers, Douglas County Commissioner

NEBRASKA JUVENILE PROBATION
ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND CHALLENGES
Jeanne Brandner, Assistant Deputy,
Probation-Juvenile Division

PROGRAMS THAT WORK IN NEBRASKA
Anne Hobbs, PhD, Director, UNO Juvenile Justice Institute

JUVENILE JUSTICE PROGRESS OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS/UPCOMING LEGISLATION
Juliet Summers, JD, Juvenile Justice Policy Coordinator, Voices for Children

INSPECTOR GENERAL’S REPORT ON PROBATION
Julie Rogers, Inspector General, Child Welfare & Juvenile Probation

Download the info sheet. Find out more on our Facebook page.

Support DACA & Nebraska Dreamers: Call Today

Call our members of Congress today and tell them they must pass a clean version of the bipartisan “DREAM Act” this week. Our communities are stronger with the talents of Nebraska Dreamers.

Call now:

  • Sen. Deb Fischer (202) 224-6551
  • Sen. Ben Sasse (202) 224-4224
  • Rep. Don Bacon (202) 225-4155

On Sept. 5, the White House announced it would wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which let thousands of hardworking and talented young Nebraskans called “Dreamers” contribute to Nebraska communities as teachers, entrepreneurs, and health professionals, and other important careers.

DACA helped them support families and live securely in the communities they call home.

Now, hundreds of Dreamers are seeing their DACA protections expire each day. And that number will skyrocket after the end of DACA, slated for March 5.

There is a short window of opportunity for us to pass a permanent solution, the bipartisan DREAM Act of 2017, that would allow Dreamers to keep learning, working, and contributing to their home state, and eventually, earn U.S. citizenship.

Millard Levy Override Vote

In this episode of Go Vote Omaha, Kathy Bass talks with Mike Kennedy, president of the Millard School Board, about the request for a levy override.

Millard residents have already received ballots for the levy override vote. To vote, voters must mark their ballots, sign the envelopes and return the ballots to the election commission, 225 North 115th Street, by no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 14.

Go Vote Omaha! is our locally produced informational television program. Watch Go Vote Omaha at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on Cox channel 22 or Centurylink channel 89 or anytime on YouTube.