Volunteer Spotlight: Amy Cherko

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It’s National Volunteer Week and we’re highlighting some of the incredible volunteers that make Civic Nebraska possible. Read their story and learn more about how you can get involved. 

Amy Cherko is a relatively recent addition to the ranks of our Voting Rights Advocates. She hasn’t let that stop her from jumping in with both feet and fighting hard to pass LB75 to eliminate the 2-year wait for returning citizens and keep regressive policies like voter ID out of Nebraska.

Amy learned about Civic Nebraska through a friend and after the 2016 election, she decided to put together a group focused on state and local laws because she felt that would make the largest and most immediate impact. Amy puts out a highly detailed monthly newsletter focused on taking action in the Unicameral and works tirelessly to get her friends and neighbors engaged., She hosted an event in her home that featured Civic Nebraska and had a letter published in the Omaha World Herald in opposition to voter ID. She also never misses an opportunity to reach out to her Senator to encourage him to support expansion of access to voting.

Through her efforts, Amy shows us that civic engagement is what you make of it. Interested in finding ways you can make a difference? Sign up to be a Voting Rights Advocate and have a positive impact on elections in Nebraska.

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