The Urban League of Nebraska is committed to empowering the community we serve by monitoring and taking part in Nebraska legislation.

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We strongly support legislation that protects and expands civil rights.  We oppose legislation that targets specific communities or otherwise disenfranchises the people of Nebraska.

If you feel strongly about one or more of the following bills, we encourage you to take action by filling out the form at the bottom of this page.

Here are some important bills being considered during the current session of the Nebraska Legislature:

LB 1032 

Purpose: To establish a Transitional Health Insurance Program (T-HIP) to provide health coverage to Nebraskans ages 19-65 whose income falls below 133% of the Federal Poverty Level. The individuals eligible for T-HIP are those who are ineligible for Medicaid and other forms of subsidized health coverage.

Find more information on this bill and its impact here.
The Urban League of Nebraska supports this bill.

LB 1036

Purpose: To put a stop to many predatory Payday Lender practices in order to protect low-income Nebraskans.
The Urban League of Nebraska supports this bill.

LB 586

Purpose: To prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Urban League of Nebraska supports this bill.

LB 111

Purpose of this bill: To require voters casting ballots to provide a government-issued
photographic identification before voting.
The Urban League of Nebraska opposes this bill.

LB 912

Purpose: To add a requirement for the presentation of identification for purposes of voting.  If a Nebraskan moves, (s)he must mail an address verification card before the election or be required to provide two forms of documentation when voting.
The Urban League of Nebraska opposes this bill.

 

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