Build Up Omaha, 2020, and sustaining democracy

Toward the end of Build Up Omaha on Friday, we kicked off a new fundraising campaign so our organization can enter 2020 strong.


Thank you to more than 200 Nebraskans for joining us on Friday, Nov. 15, for Build Up Omaha 2019 at Empire Room Omaha. It was our honor to celebrate seven outstanding Omahans – Akile BanisterLaShawn Patton, Ferial Pearson, Jolibeth Martinez-Carazo, Amanda Ponce, Music Paw, and Sara Woods – who embody Civic Nebraska’s mission of creating a stronger civic and civil society.

We hope, too, that those in attendance found inspiration in testimonials about the work we do every day. Democracies are only as strong as the people who make up and participate in them. That’s why Civic Nebraska works to protect our democratic ideals through our Voting RightsCivic Health, and Youth Civic Leadership initiatives. 

We’re preparing for a big 2020. We will fight at the Legislature for pro-voter policies, expand civic engagement resources and training across the state, launch new youth programs, and deploy hundreds of nonpartisan observers to ensure Nebraska’s elections are fair and secure.

Toward the end of Build Up Omaha on Friday, we kicked off a new fundraising campaign so our organization can enter 2020 strong. If you are considering a year-end gift to Civic Nebraska, we would be humbled and honored by your support. You may also wish to consider making your gift a recurring one. From now until Dec. 31, becoming a sustaining monthly donor will earn you one of three limited-edition Civic Nebraska gifts:

  • At the $5-a-month recurring level, you’ll receive a holiday card that enables you to honor a loved one with a gift in their name.
  • At the $10-a-month recurring level, you’ll receive the 2019 official Civic Nebraska tailgating koozie.
  • And at the $15-and-up recurring level, you’ll receive an official Civic Nebraska sweater.

Thanks again to those who joined us for sharing in our special evening, and for helping us honor Omahans who rise to the occasion. On Nov. 15, Build Up Omaha reinforced our deep belief that we’re all in it together – and when one of us rises, we all rise.


Adam Morfeld
Executive Director and Founder
Civic Nebraska

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