Meet Mike Forsythe, voting rights field organizer

A longtime volunteer and community advocate in the Omaha area, Mike Forsythe brings a servant leadership approach to field organizing.


Mike Forsythe, a lifelong Nebraskan with a skill for listening to, communicating with, and understanding people of all backgrounds, is Civic Nebraska’s new voting rights field organizer. He began his duties on April 16.

In his new role with Team Voting Rights at Civic Nebraska, Mike is a coordinator for our policy initiatives and organizes campaigns for policy-related issues. Mike also is a key member of our local and state get-out-the-vote campaigns and the Election Protection Program. He organizes volunteers to be advocates for voting rights throughout the state, with a special emphasis on the Lincoln and Omaha areas.

Mike Forsythe

A more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans means a year-round culture of civic engagement that creates lifelong voters. Mike, who retired last year from Omaha Box Co. after 39 years of service – 25 of them as a production supervisor – experienced this notion firsthand last fall. As a candidate for a seat on the Nebraska Public Service Commission, he reaffirmed his faith in civic engagement, civic health, and civil discourse.

A longtime volunteer and community advocate in the Omaha area, Mike brings a servant leadership approach to field organizing.

“I’ve worked hard to make my community a better place by volunteering at my church, working with nonprofit organizations and helping mentor many refugees as they adjusted to life in a new country,” he said. “As the voting rights field organizer for Civic Nebraska, I look forward to serving more Nebraskans.”  

Mike and Margo, his wife of 33 years, live in Omaha and have three grown children – Alee, Jim and Danielle. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, birdwatching, listening to music, and long walks with Margo.

Please join us in welcoming Mike to the Civic Nebraska team. Reach him at

To sign up to be a Voting Rights Advocate with Civic Nebraska, click here.

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Pat t

Couldn’t have hired a more honest and caring person!


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