Nonpartisan Nebraska to Host Community Meeting in Omaha
Nonpartisan Nebraska will host a community meeting in Omaha to highlight the need for everyday voters to organize in support of Nebraska’s historic nonpartisan unicameral legislature.
The event will be held in the Conference Room of the Milton R. Abrahams Library (5111 N 90th st.) at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20. Presenters will be Nathan Leach of Kearney and Chloe Fowler of Omaha, executive directors of Nonpartisan Nebraska.
Nebraska has enjoyed the benefits of a nonpartisan legislature (the only one in the country) since 1937. But now partisan lawmakers have indicated a plan to repeal key historic provisions in the Legislature’s rules that keep the process free of formal party control. One of those is the use of a ballot vote to elect leaders in the body.
If this rule were changed, it would make Nebraska’s legislative body more like Congress and also would make it harder for individual lawmakers to represent and act in the best interest of their constituents.
The event is free and open to the public, and those wishing to participate can RSVP online at npnebraska.org/upcoming-events. Online participation is available through the registration process. bit.ly/NPNE-OmahaEvent
Nonpartisan Nebraska is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to preserving the nonpartisan structure of the Nebraska Legislature.