2015 Legislative Day

Learn how civic involvement makes a difference as state officials address Nebraska homeschoolers!

February 26th, 2015 — 9:00am-3:45pm


Lunch has been moved to the Fellowship Hall (basement) of First Baptist Church due to the amazing response.  First Baptist is across from the Capitol on the northwest corner of 14th & K streets.

Legislative Day 2

This is the day to bring your children to the state capitol and have them learn about the legislative process.

Plan to

  • Take a tour of the Capitol and the Governor’s Residence
  • Observe the Legislature in action
  • Listen to the Governor, Chief Justice, and Senators talk to you about important bills and issues
  • Meet other government officials
  • Have your children enjoy an interactive lesson on how a bill becomes a law

Plan ahead to meet your senator and share your vision for home education and parental rights. You can contact your senator directly or call the office of the Clerk of the Legislature for assistance: (402) 471-2271.

This event is free and open to all homeschool families in Nebraska.

NCHEA Legislative Day Agenda 

9am-10am: Arrive at the Capitol (1445 K St, Lincoln), find parking.  Catch a guided tour at 9:00 am, watch the floor debate (convenes at 9:00 am) or stop by your senator’s office.

Speeches in the Warner Chamber (2nd floor, east side) will begin promptly at 10:00 am, please get seated a few minutes early.

10:00am Welcome and prayer

10:05am Governor Ricketts on education

10:15am Chief Justice Heavican on the justice system and Supreme Court

10:20am Senators Bloomfield, Brasch, Craighead, Ebke, Gloor, Groene, Hadley, Kintner, Kolterman, McCollister, Riepe, Smith, Stinner Sr., and Williams

11:05am Marcia McClurg, Revisor’s Office, how a bill becomes law

11:15am Perry Gauthier, Overview of Capitol Ministries Nebraska

11:20am Constitutional officers

Jana Langemach for Treasurer Stenberg

Josh Shasserre for Attorney General Peterson

Auditor Janssen’s office

Lieutenant Governor Foley

12:00pm Close by Nick Lenzen

12:15pm Eat sack lunches at First Baptist Church fellowship hall and listen to the latest updates on current homeschool issues by Dave Lostroh of NCHEA and Peter Kamakawiwoole of HSLDA

12:50pm Meet on the south side of the Capitol for the 1:00pm Governor’s Residence Tour.

1:00-3:45pm Tour the Governor’s Residence (multiple tour slots, details emailed to participants)

Questions: Katie Wattermann, legislativeday@nchea.org or 402-380-0991

Thank you for attending the 2015 NCHEA Legislative Day!

Maps can be found here — Parking, Capitol