January 16, 2017 no hearing date has been set for LB 75 before the Government, Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. I eagerly await an opportunity to be heard on this bill. I’m one of 7,000+ Nebraskans that are disenfranchised from voting .
We are barred outside of prison by the arbitrary law that makes us wait two-years after discharge to exercise our right to vote. The two-year waiting period is capricious and absolutely no administrative or policy purpose.
Studies demonstrate that exercising the right to vote is a pro-social behavioral activity linked to reducing crime and increasing public safety. What citizen would be against that?
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