League of Women Voters of Nebraska

Fall Nebraska Voter Now Available

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The fall 2023 edition of the League of Women Voters of Nebraska’s quarterly newsletter – the Nebraska Voter – is now available. The fall 2023 issue includes: Information on upcoming events in Lincoln and Omaha; Stories on the LWVNE’s action alerts, action teams and senator summary report; A member spotlight on Tari Hendrickson, who coordinates […]

Why is the Office of Inspector General so Important?

Nebraska Capitol Building

Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers has ruled the Office of Inspector General (OIG) unconstitutional. This affects both the OIG for Nebraska Child Welfare and the OIG of Nebraska Corrections System, both created by the Unicameral. The OIG for Nebraska Child Welfare was created following a significant crisis in the child welfare system. They have just […]

Who are the Leaders of Nebraska’s Departments and Pillen’s Cabinet?

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The Nebraska Examiner put together a comprehensive list of the public servants tapped by Gov. Jim Pillen to lead Nebraska state departments and his cabinet. Find out who is leading the state’s agencies — ranging from Health and Human Services and Tranpsortation to Correctional Services and Agriculture. READ THE “WHO’S WHO” OF THE PILLEN ADMINISTRATION […]

Major Voting Rights Win in Supreme Court

Graphic from LWV - Supreme Court decision upholding voting rights

The Supreme Court of the United States upheld in Allen v. Milligan a lower court ruling that Alabama must create a second majority Black congressional district in compliance with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.  Read the LWVUS summary. About Us The League of Women Voters of Nebraska is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your gift […]

Nebraska Unicameral Adjourns Sine Die

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The first session of the 108th Legislature is over. The session was contentious, with an ongoing filibuster against against a bill that restricts gender affirming care for youth under 19, abortion restrictions and a school voucher program – all of which passed in some form. You can read the Legislative Update recap. About Us The […]

Election of Co-Presidents for LWVNE

At its 10th annual meeting on April 29, the League of Women Voters of Nebraska elected MaryLee Moulton of Omaha and Janelle Stevenson of Lincoln to serve as co-presidents for the 2023-2025 term. Moulton served as co-president of the LWVNE in 2021-22 and as president in 2022-23. Stevenson served as co-director of natural resources and […]

Legislature Advances LB753 – Opportunity Scholarship Act

Select file vote for LB573 Opportunity Scholarships

LB753 will go to a final vote, advancing from select file on a vote of 33-11. This bill creates a tax credit to fund private and religious schools. There is still time to contact your senator and let them know your position. The LWVNE believes diverting public dollars from the state endangers long-term funding of public schools.  […]

Legislature Advances LB574 – Ban on Gender Affirming Care for Youth

Roll call vote advancing LB574

Nebraska parents are one step closer to losing their right to make medical decisions for their children. On April 13, the  #NELeg  advanced LB574 – banning gender affirming care for youth in #Nebraska. See how your senator voted. Let them know you oppose this attack on parental rights as there is one round of voting remaining.  […]

Legislature Advances LB626 – Six Week Abortion Ban

Senate roll calll vote advancing LB626 - six week abortion ban.

April 12 was a disappointing day at the #NELeg as senators advanced LB626, taking us one step closer to women losing their right to make medical decisions in #Nebraska. See how your senator voted. READ NEBRASKA EXAMINER ARTICLE Leave a Reply About Us The League of Women Voters of Nebraska is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. […]

Bosn Appointed to Seat Vacated by Geist

New Senator Bosn

Governor Jim Pillen has appointed Carolyn Bosn of Lincoln to represent District 25 in the Nebraska Legislature. Bosn, an attorney and adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law, will complete the final year of Lincoln Senator Suzanne Geist’s term, which ends in January 2025. Geist announced her resignation April 5, saying she […]