Black and Brown Legislative Day

2019 Date TBD

In partnership with ACLU of NE, Black Men United, Civic Nebraska, Coalition for a Strong Nebraska and several other amazing organizations, the Urban League of Nebraska Young Professionals invite you to Black & Brown Legislative Day. The goal of this day is to help empower communities of color to bring their concerns about legislation that affects them to Nebraska Senators. 

We have identified four topics that are currently of interest in the legislature that can/will affect Black and Brown communities. These topics are Voting Rights, Prison Reform, Education, and Budget. We will use these topics as focus areas for education on how bills become law, how to identify and engage legislators on important issues, and what testifying at a committee hearing entails. With these tools, we know we can make a meaningful impact in the realm of civic engagement in Black and Brown communities.  

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR NEXT YEAR: We will have a pre-event training session 1 week before the event. This event will train you on all the information necessary to make the most of the legislative day and speaking with senators about your concern.

 

Tentative Schedule

8:00 AM

9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Testifying in Committee Skills Training

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Committee Hearings

3:00 PM: Leave for Omaha