The Nebraska Legislature’s Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee is hosting one more hearing on election law this session, and they need to hear from you.
Thank you, Secretary Evnen. My name is Mike Forsythe. I represent Civic Nebraska, a statewide nonprofit advocating for a more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans. I’m here to provide information about why voter ID would be harmful to Nebraska.
As we all decide how we’ll vote on this ballot measure, we should be asking ourselves whether or not it’s a good policy. That’s our obligation as voters. To make informed decisions on the ballot. As we all consider this, we should be answering a series of questions to evaluate voter ID:
Voter ID is government bureaucracy at its worst. Those who truly want to enact laws that are proven to improve our electoral system could consider a variety of legislation that would improve our voting system while not preventing anyone from being able to vote.
On Feb. 20, 2024, Civic Nebraska Director of Public Policy Heidi Uhing testified in favor of LB1371, which would create new media literacy requirements for K-12 schools in Nebraska. Here is the text of her testimony as prepared.
To give youth their best shot at rising to their potential, we need to teach them how to communicate, providing them with hope and resilience.