Fair, nonpartisan, voting district maps are essential to our democracy. Public participation and transparency are an important part of holding elected officials accountable and ensuring our maps facilitate equal representation, by accounting for changes in census data.
This is important: The final Congressional and Nebraska Legislature maps will affect how we are represented for the next 10 years!
- The next two weeks are critical. Senators will be discussing and voting on the maps. Visit the Redistricting Committee website to view proposed maps, see updates, and to leave a comment.
- Attend a public hearing (or email a letter by noon the day before):
- September 14th at 1:30 pm CT (Grand Island)
- September 15th at 9:00 am CT (Lincoln)
- September 16th at 10:00 am CT (Omaha)
- Contact your State Senator to let them know that fair redistricting is important to you and ask how your senator will know what is going on in your community with the new proposed maps. Don’t delay! Contact your Nebraska state senator today!
- Debate is scheduled to begin on Friday, September 17th and last for the next week or two.
- Other helpful information:
- Before the public hearings, there are two sets of potential Congressional and State Legislature maps. See the Linehan and Wayne proposals in the “Proposed Base Plans” on the state redistricting committee page. After the public hearings, one proposed Congressional and State Legislature map will become a bill for debate and a vote by the Legislature.
- ACLU of Nebraska has written about the importance of demanding fair maps.
- The Nebraska League of Women Voters has created Take Action Steps.
Your voice is important to our democracy! Thank you for your continued advocacy.