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Karen Kienstbier, Sen. Adam Morfeld, Brad Christian-Sallis

(From left) Karen Dienstbier, chair, Lunch and Learn Committee; Sen. Adam Morfeld; and Brad Christian-Sallis, policy organizer, Nebraskans for Civic Reform.

The League of Women Voters/Lincoln-Lancaster County held its first Lunch and Learn program of the 2018-19 season Sept. 6 featuring Sen. Adam Morfeld, who spoke on the topic "Voter Suppression."

As founder of the nonpartisan Nebraskans for Civic Reform, Morfeld has been involved with efforts to ensure elections are accessible to all Nebraskans. To make sure all eligible citizens are able to register and vote, he recommended automatic voter registration, same-day voter registration, expanding vote-by-mail and open primaries.

He explained ways even well-intending legislation can lead to voter suppression and end up discouraging eligible voters from casting their votes.

At the next Lunch and Learn, Oct. 4, professors Steven Dunbar and Kristin Pfabe will present on the topic of gerrymandering. Lunch and Learn is open to the public, but reservations are required. Call 402-475-1411 to make a reservation.

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