What we stand for:

We believe our government should be of, by, and for the people. But the way we vote limits our choices for leaders and fails to hold them accountable to the communities they represent. We want better ideas, better candidates, we want a system that lives up to all the promises of democracy.

Open Primaries

Nebraska’s primary system is run by political parties, but more than a third of Nebraska voters do not want to belong to a political party, which means they are excluded from the primary process. The result is candidates who cater to the extremes, parties who define themselves in opposition to each other, and a majority of voters left out of the process until the very end.

LB 776 has been introduced to make Nebraska an open primary state.

Ranked Choice Voting

Ranked choice voting (RCV) allows voters the option to rank many candidates in order of preference: first, second, third, and so forth.

If your vote cannot help your top choice win, your vote counts for your next choice.

In the last Nebraska legislative session, two bills were introduced to bring Ranked Choice Voting to Nebraska – Legislative Bill 125 and Legislative Bill 793.

Voting Rights

We can remove artificial barriers to voting so that we can all exercise our rights while still maintaining security and a paper trail for election audits. We advocate for:

  • Free state identification for voter registration
  • Restoring voting rights after completion of felony sentences
  • Making election days state holidays
  • Protecting early voting and voting by mail – which is essential for rural voters

Click here for General File bills we will be following in 2024 >

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Why are states increasingly moving to open primary elections?

Laura Ebke Over the last few years, state legislatures have seen a significant increase in proposals to change how states vote. Quite apart from voter eligibility, or the period during which they can vote, these proposals have suggested fundamental changes in how the ballot looks. Maine and Alaska are using rank-choice voting in their statewide … Continue reading Why are states increasingly moving to open primary elections?


… “Get ready for the circus,” one staffer predicted. “Are you here for the show?” another asked.  “The circus, of course, was the multiple rounds of voting in which Members of Congress attempted to elect the next Speaker of the House of Representatives, the first time such a vote needed multiple rounds in one hundred years. … Continue reading A NEW CONGRESS, A NEW CASE FOR RANKED CHOICE VOTING

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