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By 2 pm Friday, the number of votes tallied in the 2022 Nebraska Primary Election reached 409,231, officials said. That's the most all-time for a statewide gubernatorial primary and second only to 2020's record-smashing primary.
The Rocket CLC is joining students, teachers, and community partners to install and plant several new garden beds for a community garden project that cropped up during a reading among English Language Learners.
Civic Nebraska's Capitol Experience Days give students the opportunity to meet state officials, think critically on an issue, and then practice the nuances of civil discourse in the building where the state’s laws are debated and made.
Our failure to apply for federal emergency rental assistance will directly affect communities across Nebraska, and organizations providing financial assistance to struggling Nebraskans will lose a critical line of funding. Here's what you can do to help prevent that from happening.
On March 1, 3, and 5, Nebraskans will set aside political fighting and focus on solving problems. The Unify Challenge is a live, one-to-one, online video conversation connecting pairs of Nebraskans across political, ideological, and geographic divides.
Westin Miller, our director of public policy, testified before the Nebraska Legislature's Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee on a pair of voting rights bills – one that would clean up Nebraska election law, the other that would unnecessarily shorten early voting.
There are more than 20 bills and a few resolutions about elections and voting rights. From great bills that would protect voting rights for first responders to terrible bills that would restrict early voting, there’s a lot to cover.
Made possible by funding from Dollar General, the new Civic Buddies program will pair middle-school students with elementary schoolers for read-alongs of books focusing on citizenship, followed by discussion and more.
In 2021, Collective Impact Lincoln awarded $10,000 to neighbors and community groups to support 12 projects to improve the quality of life in the city's core neighborhoods. Let's catch up on their progress.
Jan. 5 marks the first day of the second session of the 107th Nebraska Legislature. Director of Public Policy Westin Miller sets the table for what he expects to be a tense and turbulent 60-day session.
In 2022, state senators will consider adding Nebraska to states calling for a first-ever Article V constitutional convention. This would shatter our state’s budget and unleash unpredictable effects on our basic right to vote.
More than a personal mood or private feeling, 'radical hope' is the basis of collective social and political action. It is the 'we' as in 'we shall overcome,' in 'we the people,' and in 'we are in this together,' Laurien Alexandre writes.
Democracy is exceptional, and it requires all of us to work constantly, urgently, and boldly. International IDEA touches on this necessity in its report, calling for “global democratic renewal” via three broad strokes for governments and citizens alike.
Hope is not ignorant of current events, nor phased by pandemic. Hope understands the social climate of anger and distrust that citizens have against the government and many levels of political leadership. And it carries on.
In 18 states, voters can cast a ballot at a number of vote centers within their county. The centers have been shown to increase turnout, make voting more convenient, and provide long-term cost savings.
If we focus on how our freedoms can be used to benefit not just ourselves but also our neighbors and our community, we will take the calculated risk to set aside our fear and desire for complete control.
A Lincoln Northeast alumna and a junior journalism major at Nebraska U., Bousaina Ibrahim says that relating with youngsters at our Randolph Elementary School CLC is a powerful way to become a stronger communicator.
During our Back To School Giving Campaign, we're highlighting our outside-of-school programs. Here's what's happening before and after school at the Trailblazers Afterschool Academy at Lewis & Clark Middle School in Omaha.
Hannah, in her third year at our Sherman Elementary CLC in Omaha, knows that being flexible, building relationships, and mastering a wide skill set pays dividends when it comes to building young civic leaders.
Then, join our Voting Rights Initiatives team at 6 pm CDT Sept. 28 on Facebook Live to discuss Nebraska’s specific voting processes, how voters can motivate others to register, and resources that can ensure registrations are current and up to date.