The Lincoln League welcomes 28 new members!
The League of Women Voters of Lincoln/Lancaster County has welcomed 28 new members so far in 2023. We are excited they chose to contribute their time, energy and talents to our nonpartisan, grassroots organization as we work together to protect and expand voting rights, and ensure everyone is represented in our democracy. Our new members are: Ann J., Barbara A., Bethany A., Bob E., Christine M., Cinnamon D., Constance K., Dylan C., Heather S., Heidi U., Judith K., Kathryn B., Lauren C., Leslie R., Marianne D., Martha H., Maureen H., Melanie L., Oliva B., Pamela E., Patricia B., Rachel K., Richard D., Scott L., Sophie W., Susan U., Thomas B. and Zita S.
If this sounds like a worthwhile use of your time, click the ‘Join’ tab on this page to learn more about membership in the League of Women Voters of Lincoln/Lancaster County.
League of Women Voters Lunch & Learn – Solving the Climate Challenge
The December League of Women Voters Lunch & Learn welcomes the Citizens’ Climate Lobby to its continuing series on issues affecting Nebraskans all across the state. The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-partisan, volunteer organization empowering everyday people to work together on climate policy. Supporters are organized in 420 chapter around the U.S., with three chapter in Nebraska: Lincoln, Omaha, and Chadron. The presentation will address priority climate solutions and how to engage in climate advocacy. The speaker is Becky Seth, co-leader of the Lincoln league. Before retirement, she was head naturalist at Pioneers Park Nature Center. Seth is a member of the Mayor’s Resilient Lincoln Roundtable and the Coalition for Environmental Improvement.
The event is Thursday, Dec. 7, from noon to 1:00 PM, and is free and open to the public throughout Nebraska via Zoom. Membership is not required.
For over 100 years, the League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has encouraged informed and active participation in government, worked to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influenced public policy through education and advocacy. Membership is open to all. For further information regarding the League, go to www.lincolnleague.org.
Those wishing to attend, use this Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/
Lincoln LWV members learn more about the implications and procedures associated with Nebraska’s new Voter ID law from Becki Gaston-Wise, Lancaster County Deputy Election Commissioner.
Things to know about Nebraska Voter ID:
About 35 League of Women Voters of Lincoln-Lancaster County members, guests and others got an early look at identification requirements for Nebraska registered voters, effective April 1, 2024. Becki Gaston-Wise, Deputy Election Commissioner for Lancaster County, was the keynote speaker at the League’s fall meeting, November 2, 2023 at Walt Public Library.
Gaston-Wise shared that the majority of Nebraska’s registered voters already possess accepted Voter ID in the form of a Nebraska driver’s license or state-issued ID card. IDs issued by the federal government, including a U.S. passport, are acceptable, as are photo IDs issued by any post-secondary institution in Nebraska. There are other acceptable IDs as well.
Popular types of IDs that are NOT accepted include out-of-state driver’s licenses; state IDs or postsecondary IDs; IDs from private organizations, or any ID without a photo, such as a Social Security card.
Key to remember is the new Voter ID law does NOT change Nebraska’s existing voter
registration process. If you are already a registered voter in Nebraska, you do NOT need to
register again. The primary on May 14, 2024, will be the first Nebraska election under this
new Voter ID law.
Click here to register to vote online!