Be An Advocate

Use Your Voice

BE AN ADVOCATE

At the Nebraska Legislature

USE YOUR VOICE

BE AN ADVOCATE

At the Nebraska Legislature

Your voice matters, and there is no more powerful force than women and allies joining together and advocating for all. Reach out to your state senator and encourage them to support issues that are important to you! If you have lived experience or expertise but aren’t sure how to engage in the policymaking process, contact us—we are here to support you in your advocacy!

HOW TO ADVOCATE

You can make a difference—if you have five minutes or five hours. Make that time count by sharing your perspective, expertise and experience on issues of importance to you, and using your voice to hold elected officials accountable.

Submit an
Online Comment

The Nebraska Legislature has provided a new way for folx to weigh in on issues—an online form. Find the bill you care about, click “submit comments online” and share your lived experience or copy resources from our site!

Call Your
State Senator

When you call a senator’s office, you might speak with a staff member initially. It is important to share your perspective with the staff member, as they are responsible for briefing the state senator on legislative issues.

Email Your
State Senator

Email can be as simple or as detailed as you’d like. If your message includes a substantial amount of research or facts, you might consider putting your full message into a formal letter that you can attach to the email.

NEBRASKA LEGISLATIVE BILLS
IMPACTING WOMEN AND GIRLS

Economic Security

LB 451 — Signed by the Governor

Ending natural hair discrimination in the workplace.

LB 485 — Passed by the Legislature

Investing in our workforce by increasing access to affordable child care.

LB 108 — Passed by the Legislature > Vetoed by Governor > Veto Overridden

Ensuring more families can put food on the table by increasing access to food assistance through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

  • Introduced by: Senator John McCollister
    • Co-sponsored by: Senators Blood, M. Cavanaugh, M. Hansen, Hunt, Morfeld, Pansing Brooks, Vargas, Walz, Wayne and Wishart
  • Committee: Health and Human Services Committee
  • Status: Select File

LB 258 — Defeated on General File

Supporting workers with paid sick and safe leave to care for themselves and their families when they are ill or need time off work to seek safety for themselves or their family as a result of domestic or sexual violence.

SUPPORT LB 249 — In Committee

Disrupting the cycle of race and gender wage pay discrimination by removing salary history from the hiring process.

SUPPORT LB 290 — General File

Creating an insurance program for businesses to provide paid family and medical leave as a forward-thinking workforce development strategy to support racial equity and attract and retain talent.

  • Introduced by: Senator Machaela Cavanaugh
    • Co-sponsored by: Senators Blood, J. Cavanaugh, M. Hansen, Hunt, Lathrop, McDonnell, McKinney, Morfeld, Pansing Brooks, Wayne and Wishart
  • Committee: Business and Labor Committee
  • Status: General File

Freedom From Violence

LB 320 — Signed by Governor

Supporting survivors of domestic violence through housing protections.

  • Introduced by: Senator John Cavanaugh
  • Status: Passed into Law

SUPPORT LB 118 — In Committee

Extending the duration of protection orders from one to five years, so domestic abuse, sexual assault and harassment do not have to go to the court year after year to seek safety for themselves and their families.

SUPPORT LB 183 — In Committee

Ensuring access to emergency contraception for sexual assault survivors through the Sexual Assault Emergency Care Act.

  • Introduced by: Senator Megan Hunt
    • Co-sponsored by: Senators M. Cavanaugh, Day, McKinney and Pansing Brooks
  • Committee: Health and Human Services
  • Status: In Committee

Sexual Literacy and Reproductive Health

SUPPORT LB 20 — General File

Reducing barriers to birth control by providing insurance coverage for up to one year at a time.

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