Love Your Unicameral!

Unicameral Postcard (2)In the light of Valentine’s Day, nothing deserves more love than Nebraska’s Unicameral Legislature. Especially since some senators want to turn it into a partisan Washington DC style legislature. So sit down with the chocolates that you bought for yourself and get your daily dose of history of the unicameral. The unicameral was […]

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 […]

NCR Hosts Policy Briefing + Advocate Training

Nearly 70 advocates for fair and accessible elections came to the UNO Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center to learn about election policy, how a bill becomes a law, and how they can make their voice heard in the legislative process The Policy Briefing included back and forth conversations between Voting Rights Director, Bri McLarty Huppert, […]

Capital Experience This Semester a Success!

One of NCR’s core and first implemented program is our Capitol Experience Days. The Capital Experience program works to create connections with youth through all forms of government. When coming to a Capitol Experience day, the students get to meet with representative from each branch of government, and get an in-depth look at what substantive work they do.  This […]