LWV of Seward Reminds Voters of Oct. 21 Registration Deadline

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The ability to cast  your ballot as our state and nation  select leaders is an enormous right, privilege and responsibility. The League of Women Voters of Seward County  recently published a community reminder urging residents to register to vote for the November 8, 2022, election before the October 21 deadline. If residents have moved or […]

LWVNE begins 100th volume of Nebraska Voter newsletter with summer 2022 issue

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The summer Nebraska Voter includes information on the LWVNE’s new Schools 101 presentation, plans to sponsor candidate forums prior to the Nov. 8 general election in three cities as well as online, steps to support reproductive rights in Nebraska, the election of two members to the national LWV board of directors, and a wrap-up of the […]

Schools 101 Provides Facts on K-12 Education in Nebraska

Have questions about #Nebraska public schools? As a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to cultivating an informed electorate, the League of Women Voters of Nebraska has put together some of the basic facts about K-12 education in the state. Find out more about students, curriculum, staffing and funding on our new Schools 101 page. Leave a […]

Learn More About Reproductive Rights in Nebraska

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The League of Women Voters of Nebraska has created a new resource page on reproductive rights in our state. Learn how to take action, find out about the current abortion laws in Nebraska, read local and national media articles, and find reproductive facts and figures on our new reproductive rights  in Nebraska page Leave a […]

Three Initiatives Likely Headed to November Ballot

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Signatures were submitted to the Secretary of State’s office on July 7, 2022, for three ballot initiatives. The initiative for a constitutional amendment to require voter ID needs the most signatures — 124,000 — to qualify for the ballot. Signatures also were submitted for an initiative to raise the minimum wage and permit medical marijuana […]

LWVNE Members Elected to LWV National Board

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Two members of the League of Women Voters of Nebraska will serve on the organization’s national board of directors from July 2022 through June 2024. Dr. Deborah Ann Turner of Omaha (third from left), who was elected president of the national LWV board in 2020, was re-elected to serve another two years. Toni Monette (second from […]

Unicameral Session to Ban Abortion Likely in August

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If there is a special legislative session to vote on banning abortion in Nebraska, it will likely be in August and cost taxpayers $10,000 per day with a minimum of seven days – $70,000. The Legislature this year fell two votes short of passing a “trigger bill,” which would have banned abortion in the state […]

Governor Appoints Robert Dover New State Senator in District 19

Robert Dover

Governor Pete Ricketts appointed Robert “Rob” Dover to the Nebraska Legislature to represent Senate District 19. Dover will finish out the term of Senator Mike Flood, who resigned when he won a special election to represent Nebraska Congressional District 1 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Dover is president of a real estate company in Norfolk. READ MORE […]

Read the LWVNE’s Legislative Recap for 2022

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Before each legislative session, members of the LWVNE state board of directors review bills to identify areas of interest to League members and legislation that would impact its program positions. The LWV does not take a position on an issue without careful study. Studies take place on the local, state and national levels.  This report […]

Flood Sworn in as U.S. Representative for First Congressional District

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Mike Flood resigned his seat in the Nebraska Unicameral before being  sworn in on July 12, 2022, as the U.S. Representative for the state’s First Congressional District. Flood will finish out the term of Jeff Fortenberry, who resigned after being convicted of lying to the FBI about illegal contributions to his 2016 re-election campaign. Flood […]