About Nonpartisan Nebraska
Nonpartisan Nebraska is a dynamic, nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding the distinctive nonpartisan nature of the Nebraska Legislature. We passionately commit ourselves to uphold and promote Nebraska's unique unicameral design – a structure that serves as an intriguing model for legislative studies and effective governance, both nationally and globally.
Our core mission is to preserve and reinforce the nonpartisan structure of the Nebraska Legislature, a structure that mirrors Nebraska's enduring tradition of political ingenuity and innovation.
1. Transparency: We maintain openness and honesty with our stakeholders, donors, media, and, most importantly, the people of Nebraska.
2. Integrity: We steadfastly adhere to and advocate for the highest standards of ethical and moral conduct.
3. Inclusion: We actively engage and value the varied experiences of Nebraskans to collaboratively address Nebraska’s partisan challenges.
4. Tradition: We tirelessly work towards safeguarding Nebraska’s historical tradition of nonpartisanship and political innovation.
5. Civic Engagement: We empower Nebraskans with the knowledge and tools necessary for effective civic participation.
Our concerted efforts span across three vital domains:
1. Public Education: We invest in public awareness and enlightenment initiatives about the significance and advantages of a nonpartisan legislative system.
2. Legislative Resources: We provide indispensable resources aimed at enhancing legislative comprehension and functionality.
3. Youth Engagement: We commit ourselves to the creation of resources for elementary, middle, high school, and college students to learn about the history and workings of the Nebraska Legislature.
Our Public Policy Goals
We strive to:
1. Uphold the unicameral structure of the Nebraska Legislature.
2. Safeguard and promote the use of nonpartisan rules within the Legislature.
3. Research and disseminate the rich history of the Nebraska Legislature to lawmakers and the public.
4. Advocate for the continuation and growth of nonpartisan election reforms.
5. Campaign to reconsider or extend term-limits for Nebraska lawmakers.
6. Expose the influence of money in elections, term limits, and polarization on the Nebraska Legislature.
7. Recognize and elevate the role of nonpartisan voters in civic society.
Join us in fostering the principles of nonpartisanship in Nebraska. Together, we can craft a future that honors our past and inspires our present.
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