LINCOLN, Neb. [KLKN-TV] – Around 30 people traveled down from Omaha Monday to get an inside look at the Nebraska Legislature. They’re with the Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals, here for the first annual Black and Brown Legislative Day.
The goal? To help engage minorities in local government.
“Participating directly with the legislative process,” said Dawaune Hayes, a young professional from Omaha who went on the trip. “Local elections, especially on a state and city level, are incredibly important. It’s what’s happening in our own backyard.”