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.

Support Gerrymandering-Free Redistricting in Nebraska

Redistricting without gerrymandering: it’s important. Nebraska needs an overhaul of its redistricting process.

We support LB 973 requiring that maps drawn for redistricting are created using state-issued computer software. This proposed law will assure that mapping programs issued by special interest groups of any sort can’t be used in drawing the voter maps for Nebraska.

Let your Senator know you support this legislation, too. Read our letter supporting LB 973.

The Need for Nonpartisan Redistricting in Nebraska – And How You Can Help

In this episode of Go Vote, Omaha!, Geri Simon talks with Nebraska state senator Burke Harr and League of Women Voters member John Else about redistricting. The Nebraska legislature will consider LB216 in 2018. LB 216 would establish a commission to redistrict the state after the 2020 census.

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.

Evelyn Butts, the Supreme Court and the Poll Tax

Tia Spears and Charlene Ligon discuss Charlene’s book about her mother, Evelyn T. Butts. The book is “Fearless,” and it tells the story of Mrs. Butts and her Supreme Court case that ended the poll tax.

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.

Happy National Voter Registration Day!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Sherry Miller
402 488 2568,
kitty66hawk@aol.com

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF NEBRASKA PROMOTES NATIONAL VOTER REGISTRATION DAY 

September 26, 2017

LINCOLN, NE – The League of Women Voters of Nebraska today announced the fifth National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), a nationwide, nonpartisan effort to register thousands of voters this fall on Tuesday, September 26th.

The Voting Rights Act (VRA) was a landmark piece of legislation, signed into law during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The VRA was designed to enforce the voting rights guar-anteed by the 14th & 15th Amendments to the US Constitution.

NVRD, founded by the League of Women Voters of the U.S. and other voting rights and community organizations in 2012, has been a highly effective nonpartisan campaign to register tens of thousands of eligible voters on one single day through on-the-ground neighborhood events as well as online.  The League urges Nebraskans to take advantage of on-line voter registration through the secure Secretary of State website, which became available in 2015.

“We are excited to be a part of NVRD here in Nebraska,” said Sherry Miller, LVWNE President. “With each voter we register, the League is helping to get as many people participating as possible. This is our democracy, and our elected officials need to hear from all of us on Election Day. Voter registration is the key to helping Americans participate in the political process.”

“We look forward to NVRD on September 26th because it gives us another opportunity to exercise our commitment to Making Democracy Work® in Nebraska,” concluded Miller. “The League of Women Voters has 97 years of history as a powerful national network that empowers people every day to tackle the most important issues and improve government.”

 

Voter Registration, Voting Rights and Election Integrity in Nebraska

In this episode of Go Vote Omaha, Geri Simon talks with Bri McLarty, the Director of Voting Rights for Nebraskans for Civic Reform, talk about the integrity of our voting system in the context of the Trump administration’s request for voter data from all states.

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.