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Here’s the Situation
This year, the Nebraska Legislature has convened for the 107th Legislature, 2nd Session for 60 working days to address key issues facing the state and allocate funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.
The University of Nebraska System continues to work every single day across all 93 counties to help our state recover from the pandemic and grow stronger for the future.
We have the unique opportunity to demonstrate to the Legislature that Nebraskans believe in our university's ability to address major challenges facing our state and grow our workforce for a post-pandemic future.
From workforce development to global health security to modernizing academic research equipment, the University of Nebraska System will need your help in the telling the story of why legislators should invest in public higher education.
What Advocates Do
When you become an NU Advocate, you amplify the conversation about investing in the University of Nebraska. Here’s what you can expect when you join the effort, and how you can make the most of your actions.
Get Loud on Social Media
Find the handles of your state senators and tag them on posts that talk about how the University of Nebraska has impacted you. Share positive NU news in your feed to help spread the word. Be sure to use our hashtag: #NUforNE.
Attend Advocacy Events
Look for emails about events like our “I Love NU” Advocacy Day at the State Capitol. Or, attend bill hearings at the Rotunda to get more informed. When NU Advocates show up at the State Capitol, it sends a powerful message to legislators.
Call or Send an Email
Emails and phone calls are effective ways to reach state senators. If you're not able to speak directly with a senator, talk to a staff member or leave a message. Include your name and number and share why the University is important to you.
News and Events
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Legislation to Watch
The 107th Legislature, 2nd Session began on January 5, 2022. During this 60-day session, lawmakers will introduce bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments to consider and debate later in the session.
The University of Nebraska System monitors hundreds of legislative bills each year that could impact college affordability, campus operations, research, economic development and our academic programs.
Choosing among many priorities is never easy, but each of these bills, in our view, represents an important opportunity for Nebraska to recover faster and stronger from the pandemic and to grow our economy and workforce on behalf of our citizens.
Stay tuned for updates on key legislative bills impacting the University of Nebraska System.
American Rescue Plan Act Proposals
We are grateful for the strong leadership of the seven senators who introduced this package of game-changing legislation for the University of Nebraska System and the state.Learn more about NU's Proposals
Legislation that would ensure the Nebraska Career Scholarship program is made permanent, helping to ensure we recruit and retain students in high-wage, high-skill, high-demand fields.Full Details
Legislation that would help alleviate the behavioral health profession shortage in 95% of Nebraska's counties. LB 1068 would allow BECHN, administered by UNMC, to increase behavioral health workforce development centers and paid training and internship opportunities.Full Details
Legislation that would address the issue of teacher certification and strengthen the teacher preparation pipeline, as well as include loan forgiveness for educators.Full Details
Become an NU Advocate
Make your voice heard in support of the University of Nebraska. Join the movement by entering your details below, and you’ll receive an “I Love NU” window cling just for signing up. We’ll use this information to keep you updated about future events and important NU Advocates news.
You can also make an impact by voting. Not registered to vote? Learn how here.