DEFENDING AND ADVANCING VOTING RIGHTS
A more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans means a year-round culture of civic engagement that creates lifelong voters. Access to the ballot is essential to this philosophy. Civic Nebraska is vigilant in ensuring our elections are modern, fair, and accessible.
Whether successfully fighting and advocating for online voter registration, uniform election guides, or access to the polls on Election Day, we empower voters to be the change they wish to see.
Our voting rights program is built upon four key pillars:
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Let’s get it done, Nebraska:
Katrina, who re-entered society without the right to vote, urges the Nebraska Legislature to give all citizens the tools they need to re-integrate successfully. Tell your senator to support LB83.
In 2019, the Nebraska Legislature is considering the restoration of voting rights to citizens who have completed their felony sentences. LB83, introduced by Sen. Justin Wayne, is the same bill from 2017 that passed final reading 27-13-7 but was vetoed by Gov. Pete Ricketts.
This bill means all hands on deck. The most powerful advocacy tool we have is our fellow Nebraskans who are disenfranchised by law — like Katrina Thomas, who we feature in the above video.
We encourge you to watch Katrina’s story, and to share it with everyone you know. Then, please read our issue summary for LB83, learn about a case study that showed re-enfranchisement cut down on recidivism, and compare Nebraska’s returning-citizens law to other states. And finally, we ask you to contact your senator today and encourage them to vote for LB83.
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