Brad Goes to Denver Part 2: Lessons from the Denver elections

   In addition to the convenience and transparency I saw in the Denver elections from their use of Ballot TRACE, I also noticed local authorities put forth a tremendous amount of effort to make sure citizens are educated about the voting process, and making sure this education translated into voter turnout.   Using Social Media […]

Introducing John Cartier, Director of Voting Rights

   John Cartier is an attorney and graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law. John comes to the team with experience working on several elections including his own for Lincoln Board of Education. Originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, John moved to Nebraska in 2010 to attend Concordia University on a track and field scholarship […]

Strengthening Democracy Award Winners: Heidi Uhing and Ami Johnson

We are highlighting the award winners for our Strengthening Democracy Awards on March 31st at Chez Hay in Lincoln. Buy your tickets here. Outstanding youth engagement programs empower young people to better understand and participate in the civic process. This year, we are excited to award Heidi Uhing and Ami Johnson, of the Unicameral Information Office, […]

Strengthening Democracy Award Winner: Gary Wockenfuss

We are highlighting the award winners for our Strengthening Democracy Awards on March 31st at Chez Hay in Lincoln. Buy your tickets here. We are pleased to honor Mr. Wockenfuss as the 2016 recipient of the Outstanding Outstanding K-12 Administrator award. Director of Operations and Special Programs, Kelsey Arends had this to say about Mr. Wockenfuss, […]

Strengthening Democracy Award Winner: Pam Hinson

We are highlighting the award winners for our Strengthening Democracy Awards on March 31st at Chez Hay in Lincoln. Buy your tickets here. Pam Hinson, recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award, has shown remarkable initiative in her role as an after school instructor at Sherman Elementary School in Omaha. Kent Day, Director of Civic Engagement Programs, […]

Strengthening Democracy Awards Winner: Senator Matt Hansen

We are highlighting the award winners for our Strengthening Democracy Awards on March 31st at Chez Hay in Lincoln. Buy your tickets here. Senator Matt Hansen, representing District 26, is the 2016 recipient of the Defender of Democracy award. Director of Voting Rights, Bri McLarty, had this to say about Senator Hansen, “Senator Hansen has consistently pursued […]

Strengthening Democracy Awards winner: Collective for Youth

We are highlighting the award winners for our Strengthening Democracy Awards on March 31st at Chez Hay in Lincoln. Buy your tickets here. Collective for Youth is an Omaha-based nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring all children and youth to have expanded learning opportunities that ignite the imagination, grow the mind, and provide the foundation for success […]