2023 Strengthening Democracy Awards

Join Civic Nebraska on April 13 in Omaha for our annual celebration honoring Nebraskans who build a more modern and robust democracy. Attendees also will enjoy a keynote speaker from national voting rights advocate Desmond Meade.

We are returning to Omaha’s Livestock Exchange Ballroom this year – and we’re eager for you to join us! 


April 13, 2023

5:30 to 7 pm CDT

4920 S. 30th St., Omaha

Heavy hors d’oeuvres provided

Our 2023 keynote speaker

Recognized by TIME as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World 2019, Desmond Meade empowers and civically re-engages communities to reshape local, state, and national criminal justice policies. In 2018, as executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Meade led the successful passage of Amendment 4, a grassroots initiative that restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with past felony convictions. Amendment 4 was the single largest expansion of voting rights in the country in half a century and brought an end to 150 years of a Jim Crow-era law in Florida. He is married and has five children.


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