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LB1402 Referendum Petition Press Conference

Jean McGuire and other supporters help deliver petitions for the recall of LB1402

The Support our Schools group submitted over 87,000 petitions to the Nebraska Secretary of State on Wednesday, July 17. Signatures will be reviewed and hopefully the issue will be on the ballot this November. LWV-LL President Cynthia Peterson was one of the speakers. Click here to see the LWV-LL President’s remarks at the LB1402 petition turn-in press conference.

Here’s a link to a KETV broadcast last week. There are TWO videos under the link, so scroll down for the second. You will also have to put up with ads:
 
Last month, a reporter from USA Today came to our first drive-thru signing event. Her article is attached.

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Member Coffee

Saturday, August 24, at 9:00 AM
Rock ‘n’ Joe, 5025 Lindberg Street
(corner of 84th & Glynoaks Drive)

The League of Women Voters-Lincoln/Lancaster County has begun a series of mostly monthly coffees.  There will always be a couple Board members at each coffee, ready to welcome you, answer questions, keep you informed about what’s going on with your League, and sharing ways that you might want to volunteer beyond voter registration, but voter registration, too. This is also a great opportunity for new(er) members to meet other Leaguers, etc.

Come join us on August 24!

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Nebraska Summit on Justice & Disparities

Creighton University in Omaha
Reception Thursday, August 8, 2024
Program Friday, August 9, 2024
More information at https://www.nebraskajusticesummit.org/

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LB 1402 Repeal Petition Drive-Through

LB 1402 Repeal Petition Drive-Through

On June 3, The League of Women Voters of Lincoln Lancaster County sponsored a drive-thru petition signing event for the repeal referendum related to school vouchers legislation. We often had more than one vehicle in line and vehicles often contained at least two signers. The event would not have been possible without the cooperation and support of the Unitarian Church of Lincoln. We plan to do another similar event soon after July 4th.

Carla Larson waving sign along A Street

Carla Larson waving sign along A Street

Sandy Blankenship ready to gather more signatures

Sandy Blankenship ready to gather more signatures

June Pederson helping a walkup petition signer

June Pederson helping a walkup petition signer

Cynthia Peterson and Jean McGuire (in hat) gathering signatures to get LB 1402 repeal referendum on the November ballot

Cynthia Peterson and Jean McGuire (in hat) gathering signatures to get LB 1402 repeal referendum on the November ballot

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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.

For More Information Please Visit:  http://ne.gov/go/votercheck and http://lancaster.ne.gov/election

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