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Some 25 members of the League of Women Voters of Nebraska participated in our annual Legislative Day on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the State Capitol in Lincoln. The national League was founded 104 years ago on Feb. 14.

Following introductions and an overview of the day, members — working in teams of two — visited their assigned senators or their staff and delivered a letter with an overview of the League’s past and present work in six policy areas. They then watched a legislative debate from the chamber, where they were introducted by Senator John Frederickson of Omaha.

Participants then gathered for lunch and further conversations. After lunch, several members stayed to testify on LWVNE priority bills and/or attend afternoon hearings. LWVNE members testifed on several bills scheduled for Feb. 14 hearings, including:

LB1211 (Hansen) Change provisions of the Election Act relating to early voting.

LB1042 (Fredrickson) Change provisions relating to registering to vote.

LB1111 (Clements) – Require city-county health departments to obtain approval for directed health measures.

The LWVNE thanks Rachel M. Gibson, action vice president, who planned the event and all members who attended to advocate for the League on its 104th birthday.

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