EJC: Meet the Central/Western Fellows

The Equal Justice Corps is a joint program with Legal Aid of Nebraska to reach out to communities and Nebraskans across the state. Fellows attend community events, meet with key constituencies, and share the programs available at Legal Aid and NCR. Meet our 2017 fellows… Jennifer Figueroa Jennifer Figueroa, a returning Equal Justice Corps member, […]

EJC: Meet the Omaha Fellows

The Equal Justice Corps is a joint program with Legal Aid of Nebraska to reach out to communities and Nebraskans across the state. Fellows attend community events, meet with key constituencies, and share the programs available at Legal Aid and NCR. Meet our 2017 fellows… Kate Swinarski Kate is a junior at Creighton University, where […]

Introducing the Equal Justice Corps

We’re excited to announce a joint venture with our friends at Legal Aid of Nebraska, the Equal Justice Corps. Last summer, Legal Aid launched the Equal Justice Corps to provide college-aged students with hands on experience in communities across Nebraska and promote Legal Aid as a resource to all Nebraskans. This year Nebraskans for Civic […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Wagelie

It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re highlighting some of the incredible volunteers that make Nebraskans for Civic Reform possible. Read their story and learn more about how you can get involved. Sarah Wagelie is a phone banking superstar! An Omaha native, Sarah is passionate about politics because she believes that policy can be used to […]

Take Action to Expand Democracy!

LB 75 would expand democracy for people with a conviction history, removing the current two year wait and allowing individuals to register to vote once they complete their sentence. The Legislature passed the bill Monday, but this morning Governor Ricketts announced he wouldn’t sign the bill, arguing that a two-year wait is “not too much to […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Cherko

It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re highlighting some of the incredible volunteers that make Nebraskans for Civic Reform possible. Read their story and learn more about how you can get involved.  Amy Cherko is a relatively recent addition to the ranks of our Voting Rights Advocates. She hasn’t let that stop her from jumping in […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Darlene Mason

It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re highlighting some of the incredible volunteers that make Nebraskans for Civic Reform possible. Read their story and learn more about how your can get involved. Darlene Mason has inspired all of us at NCR to continue fighting to pass legislation to eliminate the two-year waiting period required for returning […]

Legislative Update: Be an Advocate

Here at Nebraskans for Civic Reform we want to improve civic health in Nebraska and that includes encouraging Nebraskans to interact with their elected officials. But we know sometimes that can seem daunting, especially when it comes to something as complex as the state budget. So what do you do? Well first, you check out […]