Margaret Marsh, a native of Hastings with an accomplished background in education, advocacy, and community engagement, is Civic Nebraska’s new voting rights field organizer for Greater Nebraska. She began her duties on April 29.
Margaret most recently worked with the Center for Rural Affairs and focused on inclusion initiatives in Hastings. Her new role at Civic Nebraska signals our expanding commitment to Greater Nebraska — which also includes the addition of a rural civic health program manager.
A more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans requires a culture of civic engagement across the state, which in turn creates lifelong voters. This connection between civic involvement and positive action is apparent in Margaret’s approach to building community.
“I believe that voting is so important to the health and well-being of a community,” she said. “As our voting rights field organizer for Greater Nebraska, I’m looking forward to helping people discover and maintain their right to participate in our democracy.”
Margaret will be based in Hastings but will travel the state, coordinating policy initiatives and organizing campaigns for policy-related issues alongside fellow members of our Team Voting Rights. She also will be a key member of local and state get-out-the-vote campaigns and Civic Nebraska’s Election Protection Program and will organize volunteers to advocate for voting rights.
For 15 years, Margaret was an adjunct English, theater, and costuming professor at Central Community College-Hastings and Hastings College. She also owned and operated a local lawn care business. Notably, she is the creator of Shakespeare with Noodles, a youth theater group featuring props and costumes made with swimming noodles and providing free theater in local parks.
Margaret is the mother of two grown daughters and the adopted mother to three cats and one three-legged dog. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and dancing.