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Contact Information for Nebraska Congressional Delegation

Senator Ben Sasse: (202) 224-4224, D.C.; (402) 476-1400, Lincoln; Twitter @SenSasse; Sasse email contact form

Senator Deb Fischer: (202) 224-6551, D.C.; (402) 441-4600, Lincoln; Twitter @SenatorFischer;  Fischer email contact form

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry CD1: Seat Open, Special Election to be held June 28, 2022, (402)438-1598, Lincoln

Rep. Don Bacon CD2: (202) 225-4155, D.C.; (402) 938-0300, Omaha; Twitter @RepDonBacon; Bacon email contact form

Rep. Adrian Smith CD3: (202) 225-6435, D.C,; (308) 384-3900, Grand Island; Twitter @RepAdrianSmith;  Smith email contact form

ASK YOUR SENATOR TO SUPPORT THE FREEDOM TO VOTE ACT

Over the last few months, Senate leadership drafted a voting rights and democracy reform package to appeal to a broader range of senators. Out of these hard-fought negotiations and extensive consultations emerged the Freedom to Vote Act (FTVA). FTVA  includes many aspects of its predecessor, the For the People Act, including some enhancements and new provisions. The League is proud to support the Freedom to Vote Act, as it is the most significant voting rights bill in generations. This legislation will provide equal access to voting for all Americans, stop partisan gerrymandering, and limit the influence of dark money so that billionaires can’t buy elections.  

ASK YOUR SENATOR TO SUPPORT THE John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

This bill will restore the essential provision of the Voting Rights Act that prevents the adoption of discriminatory voting practices before they go into effect, establishing a transparent process for protecting the right to vote. It will also restore and strengthen other provisions to help bring down the barriers erected to silence Black, Brown, Native, young, people with disabilities and new Americans and ensure everyone has a voice in the decisions impacting our lives. Importantly, the bill includes the Native American Voting Rights Act (NAVRA), which protects voting rights for Indigenous communities who face myriad, unique challenges to fully participating in our democracy.

Residents in DC deserve full representation in Congress. Contact your SENATOR today and ask them to SUPPORT S51.

In April 22, 2021 the House passes HR51 by a vote of 216-208. The bill is now in the Senate. DC boasts a population of over 700,000 residents, more than that of Wyoming and Vermont, yet they still are without voting members in Congress. This lack of representation denies thousands of Americans a voice in their government. DC residents are uniquely denied the right of true self-government, as their budget, locally passed laws, and citizen-backed initiatives are undermined by the federal government. Since the 1980s, Congress has continuously used DC as a pawn in their political games, by banning the use of District funds to promote clean needle exchange, blocking the reproductive health choices of women in the District, and weakening DC’s gun violence prevention laws. Most recently, the District of Columbia did not have adequate power to protect and defend its residents during the horrific January 6th insurrection at the Capitol, when it lacked the ability to mobilize the National Guard. Even more than this, DC statehood is a civil rights issue. If DC is granted statehood, it will be just the second state with a majority-minority populace. A necessary step to dismantle systemic racism would be to grant DC statehood.

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