Strengthening Democracy Award Winner-Judge Stephanie Stacy

Judge Stephanie F. Stacy was appointed to the Nebraska Supreme Court in 2015, making her the third newest justice on the court.  Judge Stacy holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated with distinction from the University of Nebraska College of Law. Prior to sitting on the Supreme Court […]

Strengthening Democracy Award Winner-Paula Garcia-Sherman Community Center

Paula is the Recreation Supervisor for Omaha Parks, Recreation and Public Property Department responsible for Sherman Community Center and Benson Community Center. In her role as recreation supervisor Paula has worked tirelessly to grow programs through collaborative efforts in the communities that she serves. As supervisor of Sherman Center she is responsible for a 27 […]

Strengthening Democracy Award Winner-Melissa Peterson

Omaha South social studies teacher Melissa Peterson has believed in the importance of civic education throughout her 16-year teaching career, weaving lessons of government affairs into every class she teaches.  After receiving her Bachelors degree in Secondary Education and Psychology, Peterson went on to earn two Masters degrees, one in Political Science and the other […]

It’s Happening.

Twenty-nine days. It has only been 29 days since the election and already voter ID proponents are already pushing for more restrictive voter laws. On Wednesday night Michigan House of Representatives passed a bill making Michigan’s voter ID law even more restrictive. For the 2016 election a voter could cast a ballot without a photo […]