Terri Crawford, Public Policy Director of the League, speaks with Brad Christian-Sallis, Voting Rights Field Director of Civic Nebraska, about the proposed amendment to the Nebraska Constitution that would restrict voting rights. https://www.civicnebraska.org/
MaryLee Moulton talks with Linda Duckworth, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Nebraska about the League's priority bills for the 2020 Nebraska Legislative Session. LB996 - Broadband improvement study;
LB1207 - Redistricting (FairMapsNE.org);
LB932 - Enforce the Medicaid Expansion as previously approved by the voters;
LB283 - Climate Change study.
Keep progress on the bills - https://nebraskalegislature.gov/bills
Subscribe to updates - http://update.legislature.gov/bills
League action on bills - https://lwv-ne.org
MaryLee Moulton and Lila Franciscony talk to Hannah Young and Heather Engdahl about the 2020 Census and Nebraska's effort, Census Counts. Hannah is the Public Policy and Strategic Partnership Manager with the NonProfit Association of the Midlands and Heather is the Census Director of Nebraska Counts with Civic Nebraska. https://www.nebraskacounts.org/
US Census https://www.census.gov/
Geri Simon talks with David Bracht, former Nebraska Director of Energy and now an attorney at Kutak Rock LLP, about the regulatory challenges of farming and processing hemp. They also discussed the differences between hemp and marijuana and the growing and less regulated CBD market. Resources: https://nifa.usda.gov/industrial-hemp
MaryLee Moulton talks with Joel Hebrink, Adjunct Professor of Politics at UNO, talk about the political and economic differences of Socialism, Conservatism, Liberalism, Capitalism, etc.
MaryLee Moulton speaks with Judge Laurie Smith Camp of the U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska about the 19th Amendment and Nebraska’s role in its passage.