On Feb 22, the Nebraska Legislature Government Committee held a hearing on a bill to eliminate the two-year waiting period for potential voters with a felony conviction. A 2016 ACLU of Nebraska investigation found that half of Nebraska counties provided inaccurate information on voting rights for people with a conviciton history. In spite of the law changing in 2005 to allow people with a conviction history to vote after two years, a 2018 investigation showed that Nebraska had not yet updated federal election forms.

Call 1-308-225-5005 and tell lawmakers to end the wait.

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Senator Justin Wayne, 13.

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