It’s time to act! The Nebraska Legislature’s Government, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee will convene a public hearing on LB83 this coming Wednesday, March 6. As you know, this legislation would restore voting rights to returning citizens who have successfully completed their felony sentences.
It’s vital for as many Voting Rights Advocates as possible to show up to the hearing, ready to testify about the importance of returning voting rights to Nebraskans who have paid their debts to society.
This is a big one! Please make every effort to attend in person. Today, an estimated 7,000 Nebraskans cannot vote while they wait out an arbitrary and unnecessary two-year waiting period after the full completion of their sentences.
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What: Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Hearing on LB83
When: 1:30 pm Wednesday, March 6
Where: Nebraska State Capitol, Hearing Room 1507
If you absolutely, positively can’t make it in person, please send an email with your written testimony to Sen. Tom Brewer at firstname.lastname@example.org to have it included in the record. Written testimony must be submitted before 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 5.
Learn more about returning citizens’ voting rights here and here, and visit our policy and research page for more facts on the issue. And, if you haven’t yet, watch our video (below) with Katrina, a Nebraskan who, upon re-entering society, was unable to participate in our democracy for two full years. We also talked more with Katrina on Facebook Live in late February.
Thanks for all that you do,
Voting Rights Field Director