- Adding voter ID contradicts the strong voter protections in our state constitution. Elections should be free and there should be no hindrance to the voter.
- The Nebraska Constitution declares that elections shall be free – the state can’t require a voter to pay to get an ID specifically for voting. It would cost the state millions to provide free IDs to voters
- Voter is a harmful solution to a nonexistent problem. A recent study published in the Washington Post shows that strict voter ID laws suppress minority voters. The real problem is outdated election equipment and voter list software. Investing in our election infrastructure would do more to improving voter confidence.
Check out our Legislative Page for more studies and research to help you write your letter. And scroll down for more talking points!
How to submit testimony in opposition to LR1CA:
Written testimony: Draft a letter of opposition to LR1C and attach the letter to an email to Chairman John Murante. Specifically state in the email that your opposition be read into the record. Be sure to include your name, address, and full contact information on your letter. Email letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
In person testimony: Attend the Government Committee in person on March 2nd at 1:30pm. Contact NCR if you are interested in testifying and we’ll help you prepare your testimony. Call NCR (402) 904-5191 or email@example.com
Contact your senator: Find your senator and their contact info on the Nebraska Legislature website. Call or write a personal note to your senator about why you oppose LR1CA. Consider sharing a personal story about how you or someone you know could be impacted. (You can also use this handy email form!)
Share with NCR what you hear back from the Government Committee or your senator with our Voting Rights Team! Policy Organizer Packy Colgan, firstname.lastname@example.org or Voting Rights Director Bri McLarty, email@example.com
.Advocate Toolkit & Talking Points
- NCR Advocate Toolkit
- Talking Points – SUPPORT
- Automatic Voter Registration (LB 290)
- County-to-County Portability (LB 112)
- Elimination of the 2-year waiting period for returning citizens (LB 75)
- Notice of Restoration of the right to vote for returning citizens of the right to vote for returning citizens (LB 76)
- Online application to request an early mail ballot (LB 197)
- Talking Points – OPPOSE
- Omaha Voting Rights Advocacy & Fundraiser, Tuesday, March 7th, 5:30PM – 7:30PM, Oxide Design, 3916 Farnam Street, Omaha NE