Last legislative session, we analyzed hundreds of new bills and sorted civil rights priorities into our top categories. As bills are introduced during this year's legislative session, we will share which bills we have identified as top priorities or top threats. As state senators face key issues, we need them to make the right choices and your advocacy can help.
PUBLIC HEALTH, NOT PRISON
People experiencing a mental health crisis should never be met with violence or incarceration, but with well-trained and compassionate responders. Let’s start meeting public health needs with a public health response, instead of criminalization. We shouldn’t ask police to be mental health experts or addiction specialists, but we should support legislation that directs funding to programs and people who are specialists.
TRANSPARENCY AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
We are in the middle of a collective demand for changes in policing. Nebraskans have the opportunity to support legislation that promotes transparency and oversight as a well as community input.
About this series
These lists are not exhaustive and only reflect bills we've identified as top priorities or top threats from the 2021 legislative session that have carried over into the new year. We encourage you to find your senator and tell them your priorities.