You are invited to attend the League of Women Voters of Nebraska’s annual Legislative Day on Wednesday, Feb. 14, starting at 9 a.m. at the State Capitol in Lincoln. The national League was founded 104 years ago on Feb. 14.
Please register by Saturday morning, Feb. 10, for Legislative Day at this link. An optional virtual training session for Legislative Day will be held via Zoom from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 10.
The virtual training will be recorded with a video link shared with all who register for Legislative Day. Training will include an overview of the day, a deep dive into some of our priority topics so you feel more comfortable talking about them, and some guidance about how best to talk with senators and staff.
During the virtual training, some time will be dedicated to organizing carpooling based on geographic location. If you can’t attend the training, but would like to carpool, please contact me at email@example.com.
Friends and family of LWVNE members are welcome to attend Legislative Day and the optional training.
The plans for the LWVNE’s 2024 Legislative Day on Feb. 14 are:
- 9 a.m. – Meet in the Capitol Cafeteria.
- 9-10 a.m. – Introductions and overview of the day.
- 10-11 a.m. – Meet with senators and staff.
- 11-11:30 a.m. — Watch debate (a senator will introduce us).
- 11:30 a.m.- Noon: Travel to the Nebraska Association of County Officials conference room at 1335 H St. in Lincoln for lunch.
- Noon-1 p.m. – Lunch (provided) with a variety of sandwiches available, including a vegetarian option. (Please contact me by Feb. 10 if you would like a vegan or gluten free option.)
For those able to stay for the afternoon:
- 1-1:30 p.m. – Travel back to Capitol.
- 1:30 p.m. – Hearings start.
You are welcome to sit in on the hearings and stay as long as you are able or would like. The LWVNE is testifying on several bills scheduled for hearings on Feb. 14 afternoon, including:
- LB1211 (Hansen) Change provisions of the Election Act relating to early voting.
- LB1042 (Fredrickson) Change provisions relating to registering to vote.
- LB1007 (Walz) – Provide for Medicaid coverage for certain aged, blind and disabled individuals.
- LB1111 (Clements) – Require city-county health departments to obtain approval for directed health measures.
The full list of hearings for that day can be found here.
Participants are welcome to attend only part of the day. The most interactive part is in the morning, so it is perfectly fine if you need to leave at or right after lunch. Attending hearings in the afternoon will provide a look at the legislative process.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes as they will be walking a lot and dress in business casual to business professional attire.
The LWVNE will provide paper materials you will need when talking to senators. We also will have yellow roses for everyone to wear.
We look forward to advocating with you!