A small crowd supports a rally against voter suppression
Nebraskans of all ages came out this Saturday at the Capitol to support a rally against voter suppression.
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Nebraskans of all ages came out this Saturday at the Capitol to support a rally against voter suppression.
“This is just a group of citizens that cares about democracy,” says Susan Flora, a lead speaker. “We are uniting with groups across the United States that are having rallies today in support of democracy, in support of voting and voting rights.”
As 30 people gathered on the capitol steps Saturday afternoon, they were met with a message from leaders sharing the message that voting is vital in the fight against racism and protecting gay rights. Sorente also spoke out against the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett.
“So we feel that while she may have education, she doesn’t have much experience,” says Sorente. “Only less than three years as a judge and that she is not someone that would be the best choice for the supreme court.”
A local teacher and co-founder for Stand In For Nebraska pushed for people to vote to protect teachers and students.
“We’re going to see numbers going up,” said Carol Flora. “We know this, our leaders know this, or they are so ignorant that they shouldn’t be in politics.”
One of her students attended the event and we asked her why it’s important to use her voice even though she can’t vote yet.
“There are people getting wronged for just trying to be alive,” said Elizabeth Casas. “Like there’s LGBTQ students that can’t speak out. They can’t come out because they’re scared and, I don’t think anybody should feel that way.”