The ACLU of Nebraska has been a vocal opponent of Initiative 432, a state constitutional amendment that will establish a photo identification requirement for future elections. The ACLU of Nebraska has also been an active supporter of Initiative 433, which will gradually raise Nebraska’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2026 and then tie future increases to cost of living.
ACLU of Nebraska attorney Jane Seu made the following statement on voters approving Initiative 432.
“This new unnecessary requirement could easily prevent otherwise eligible voters from casting a ballot. Its impact will fall hardest on Nebraskans who already face barriers to the process, including people of color, people with disabilities, people living in rural areas and people who are struggling to make ends meet. Our supporters can rest assured that we will be engaged every step of the way as this moves to the Nebraska Legislature. Voting is a fundamental right. We will do everything we can to protect that right.”
Rose Godinez, senior legal and policy counsel at the ACLU of Nebraska, made the following statement on voters approving Initiative 433.
“It is so heartening that Nebraskans took to the ballot box and decided that Nebraska’s hardworking minimum wage earners should be able to make enough to provide for themselves and their families. This vote will make a positive difference in so many Nebraskans’ lives and particularly communities facing barriers to economic opportunity. This vote was a major step toward beginning to address decades of pay inequity faced by Nebraskans of color, and women, particularly women of color.”