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 […]

Upcoming City Elections

Hey voters! This post is all things Lincoln and Omaha city elections! First things first, make sure your registration is up to date by checking it here. IMPORTANT: While both cities had their primaries on the same day, the general elections are different. Lincoln Dates & Deadlines: Voter registration: By mail/online – April 14th; In-person […]

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 […]