The Importance of Voter Engagement

According to the 2015 Civic Health Index, Nebraska ranked 36th and 32nd in voter registration and voting, respectively. Since 2000, Nebraska voters have consistently registered and voted at rates below the national average of 71.2%. And these numbers are even worse in city elections where voter turnout barely hits 30%. What can you do to […]

Nebraska’s Right to Vote

“All elections shall be free; and there shall be no hindrance or impediment to the right of a qualified voter to exercise the elective franchise” – Nebraska State Constitution, Art. I, Sec. 22 Nebraska holds one of the strongest protections of the right to vote in its state constitution, stronger even than the protections granted […]

On the chopping block: Election Assistance Commission

This morning voting rights organizations got word that a proposal was before the Committee on House Administration to eliminate the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. H.R. 634, the Election Assistance Commission Termination Act, is aptly named – proposing to eliminate the commission created to ensure that the problems that plagued the 2000 election never happen again. […]

From Omaha to Scottsbluff: Our I-80 Experience

Community Organizer, Kinzie Mabon, recaps her weeklong road-trip with Policy Organizer Shannon Casey and conversations with voters across Nebraska. Road trip!! Shannon and I recently returned from our weeklong road trip, making stops in Grand Island, Kearney, North Platte, Gothenburg, and Scottsbluff. Although we were working, we took the time to be the coffee snobs […]

AVR: Small step with a big impact

Last week, representatives from our national partner, the Center for Secure and Modern Elections, joined us at the Nebraska Capitol. Here to discuss automatic voter registration (AVR), CSME staff joined in on meetings with senators & staff and co-hosted a “lunch & learn” for senators and staff. Introduced by Senator Tony Vargas of Omaha, LB […]

Take Action on LR 6

This week LR 6 will be heard before the Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee. LR 6 calls on the Nebraska Legislature to submit a request to Congress to call for a constitutional convention under Article V for the purpose of (1) imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, (2) limiting the power and jurisdiction […]