2018 Candidate Forum: Unicameral, Legislative District 6

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha held a moderated candidate forum for the candidates for Nebraska state senate/Unicameral in district 6. The candidates are Machaela Cavanaugh, Ricky Fulton and Theresa Thibodeau. Following the May 15 primary election, the top two vote-getters of these three candidates will continue to the general-election ballot in November.

Find out more about the primary in our Get Ready to Vote FAQ and nonpartisan voters’ guide. You can watch all our candidate forums and see all of our 2018 elections info under “2018 ELECTIONS” on our home page.

The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha is a nonpartisan organization that never supports or opposes any candidate for office or political party. LWVGO’s mission is to inform and empower voters.

Legislative Day A Success

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 Sen. Patty Pansing-Brooks later introduced the members to the body as they observed from the Unicameral viewing gallery. 

Following meetings with senators and debate observation, members ate lunch at the governor’s mansion and heard from State Sen. Burke Harr about redistricting.

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.