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Megan Hunt

Sen. Megan Hunt

District 8

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2024 Internship Application
October 10th, 2023

It’s that time of year again. My office is looking for a few great students to intern with our office!

Apply here by Nov. 13th! More details are below.

Position: Legislative Intern
Location: Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln, NE
Duration: January 2024 – May 2024 (Flexible start and end dates)
Compensation: Unpaid (Academic credit available)

About Senator Megan Hunt: Senator Megan Hunt is a dedicated advocate for the people of Nebraska, known for her progressive approach to policy-making and her commitment to community engagement. Elected in 2018 and re-elected in 2022, Senator Hunt serves on several key committees, focusing on issues such as education, healthcare, and workforce development. You can view more information about Senator Hunt here:

Internship Description: As an intern in Senator Megan Hunt’s office, you will have the opportunity to gain firsthand experience in the legislative process and contribute to meaningful policy initiatives. This internship offers a unique insight into the inner workings of Nebraska’s legislative system and provides an invaluable learning experience for individuals passionate about public service.


  • Ability to work 5-10 hours/week (flexible)
  • Conduct research on legislative issues, policy proposals, and constituent concerns
  • Draft memos, reports, and other written materials
  • Attend committee meetings, hearings, and community events on behalf of the office
  • Assist with constituent inquiries and correspondence
  • Support the legislative team with administrative tasks
  • Create social media graphics and content on legislative issues


  • Enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical and research-oriented mindset
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and handling sensitive information with discretion

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit this form. The form will ask for:

  1. Three responses to relevant questions
  2. Resume
  3. Cover letter outlining your interest in the internship and relevant qualifications
  4. Contact information for one reference

Application Deadline: Monday, November 13th by 11:59pm CT.

Application Decision: You will be notified about your application by Monday, November 27th.

Note: This internship may be eligible for academic credit. Please check with your academic advisor or institution for specific requirements.

Senator Megan Hunt’s office is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment. Individuals of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For further inquiries, please contact Cassy Ross at

We look forward to welcoming a passionate and dedicated intern to our team for the 2024 legislative session!

My colleagues and I have urged Nebraska Attorney General Mike Hilgers to clarify his stance on reproductive healthcare privacy and medical autonomy, in response the to AG’s recent efforts to oppose the Department of Health and Human Services HIPPA Privacy Rule that would protect patients.


Read our full letter below that address our crucial concerns over access to medical records and the prosecution of patients and healthcare providers. Contact Attorney General Hilgers’ office at (402) 471-2683 to urge him to uphold our right to privacy.

Dear friends and neighbors,

Today I was informed by the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission (NADC) that because of a complaint filed by David Begley, I am under official investigation for a conflict of interest for having a trans child and voting against LB574. My colleagues stood up offering me their kind words and disapproval of this complaint.

I don’t need their words. I need their vote. My child needs their vote. Children and families from across our state need their votes. Words are meaningless unless you put action behind them. I will continue to advocate for our children – yours, theirs, and mine – no matter what harassment or intimidation comes my way.

All the best,

This is using the legal system that we have in our state to stop corruption, to increase transparency, and to hold governments accountable and instead use it to harass a member of the Legislature. You can view my comments on this blatant harassment here.

Dear friends and neighbors,

LB 574, a bill that would prohibit healthcare providers from providing gender-affirming care to children, will be heard in the Health and Human Services Committee on February 8th.

Children’s Hospital, an organization that has previously been so vocal in supporting LGBTQIA+ kids, has decided to take no position on the bill. Please consider signing and sharing this letter asking Children to stand up for trans kids on February 8th and always!

You can also read the bill AND submit online testimony (SUPER IMPORTANT!!) Click here to ensure your voice is heard! The deadline to submit and verify a comment for the record is February 7th at 12:00 pm.

All the best,


Testify in Opposition to the LB574

Feb. 8th at 1:30 pm
Room 1510
Health & Human Services Committee

Committee members include Senators: Hansen (chair), Hardin (vice-chair), Ballard, Cavanaugh, M., Day, Riepe, and Walz.

January 25th, 2023
January 25th, 2023
Dear friends and neighbors,

A lot has happened in the first 15 days of the 2023 legislative session. The first of which is that we have moved offices to the 12th floor. To visit my office, you’ll have to schedule a meeting or call (402) 471-2722 to be escorted up since the elevators require an access card to reach our new floor. This is only temporary because of construction in the Capitol. Starting in June, we will be back in a more accessible office on the second floor near the clerk’s office.

Frankly, it’s been a rough start. Before bill introduction even began, this legislative body threw out our norms in favor of partisan goals and blatant power grabs during the election of new committee leadership (view full committee list). The political majority made decisions based on what would benefit them, not the Legislature as an institution, and certainly not the people of Nebraska.

The Legislature then debated internal rule proposals, many of which threatened the nonpartisanship of our institution. Of the 55 proposed changes, three uncontroversial changes were officially adopted along with five technical changes. I will savor this win on the rules debate. It was against all odds, and we beat the most powerful interests in the state. A BIG thank you goes out to everyone who testified, emailed, called, and commented on these changes.

Public hearings on the 812 bills introduced this session have started this week. Keep an eye out for these early hearing dates because several controversial and substantive bills will be heard in the next two weeks. This is the time to be contacting your senator, contacting committee members, and getting your testimony ready! We will hold all-day public hearings from Jan. 30th – Feb. 10th. Beginning on Feb. 13th, things will go back to normal, with floor debate in the morning and public hearings in the afternoon.

A LOT of you have been reaching out, asking how you can help this session, which is amazing. Supporting and following local advocacy organizations is a great way to make sure you don’t miss calls to action or important alerts. Nebraskans for Abortion Access and OutNebraska, for example, will be heavily involved in mobilizing Nebraskans against an abortion ban and against bills that discriminate against the LGBTQ+ community. We will need a lot of help from people willing to testify, attend rallies, or just be physically present at the capitol. There is no wrong way to contact lawmakers — reach out to members of the committee the bill has been referenced to, submit comments online via the Legislature’s website, send an email (and cc me), write a letter, call, and TESTIFY!! There are ways to support bills outside of the Legislature too. You can write a letter to the editor, host mini-advocacy events with your friends or community members, educate your peers on certain bills, and attend advocacy workshops/trainings.

This steady undercutting of the rights of Nebraskans is unacceptable and we will fight it every step of the way. I hold hope for this session because of the advocacy I have seen from countless Nebraskans across the state who are ready to make lawmakers listen to the second house. My office is always here to answer any questions you may have or help you navigate the Legislature. Don’t hesitate to reach out and I hope to see you at the Capitol soon!

All the best,

Come Testify in Opposition to the Abortion Ban!

Feb. 1st at 1:30 pm
Room 1510

The hearing date has been set for LB 626, the extreme abortion ban. Make your voice heard on Wednesday, Feb. 1st in the Health & Human Services Committee. You can also submit comments online here.

There will be a rally and press conference in the Capitol rotunda at 1pm. Be sure to arrive early!

My 2023 Legislative Agenda

Below is a brief snapshot of the 13 bills and 2 constitutional amendments I have introduced. My priorities this year are protecting access to safe and legal abortion in Nebraska, protecting the rights of LGBTQ Nebraskans, particularly trans Nebraskans and LGBT students; and protecting Nebraska’s secure system of free and fair elections.

You can also view every bill I have introduced and co-sponsored here. This is a great resource to find great bills introduced by my colleagues that I am supportive of!

Bills to Watch

Reproductive & Medical 

  • LB626 (Albrecht) Extreme abortion ban
    • Hearing set for Feb. 1st 
    • Come TESTIFY or just be at the Capitol – your presence is vital! 
  • LB422 (Kauth) Exempts doctors from No consequences for providing medical advice that disagrees with the medical consensus
  • LB 606 (Albrecht) Creates a tax credit for donors to “crisis pregnancy centers,” which routinely shame and deceive patients
  • LB810 (Murman) Creates a license to discriminate. Allows health care workers to discriminate and shield them from repercussions (allows insurance companies to refuse payments based on overly broad terminology)


  • Several proposals to regulate the recently passed voter ID ballot initiative have been put forth including LB228 (Erdman)LB230 (Erdman)LB535 (Slama), and LB675 (Day) – my personal favorite is Sen. Day’s. Both of Sen. Erdman’s proposals entirely eliminate mail-in voting for everyday Nebraskans.
    • Government Committee hearing set for Feb. 1st (LB535 only)
  • LB390 (Clements) Limits the early mail-in voting window
    • Government Committee hearing set for Feb. 2nd
  • LB457 (Holdcroft) Requires unfeasible and unnecessary video surveillance of all in-person voting
  • LB764 (Lippincott) Eliminates our ‘blue dot’ aka prohibits the splitting of electoral votes


  • LB371 (Murman) An unconstitutional censorship attempt to put an age limit on drag shows. I have already filed a motion to indefinitely postpone it, which would kill the bill.
  • LB574 (Kauth) Bans families of transgender youth from seeking medically sound, affirming healthcare by punishing doctors who provide care
  • LB575 (Kauth) Bans transgender youth from playing school sports and from using restrooms or locker rooms they feel most comfortable in


  • LB177 (Erdman) Diverts taxpayer dollars by allowing state funds to be used for students attending private schools
  • LB178 (Erdman) Requires all schools to display “In God we Trust”
  • LB374 (Murman) Sweeping education bill includes provisions that could chill classroom conversations related to race and racism
    • Education Committee hearing set for Jan. 31st 
  • LB441 (Albrecht) Overly broad censorship impacting public schools and libraries
  • LB550 (Ballard) Eliminates the open enrollment option that allows any student to apply to attend any public school in the state, regardless of where they live
  • LB753 (Linehan) Creates private school scholarships using public taxpayer dollars
  • LB635 (Albrecht) Censors school library and digital materials
  • LB647 (McDonnell) Allows the use of public taxpayer dollars to be used for the purchase of private school materials
  • LB811 (Murman) Allows for the use of physical force in all classrooms
  • LR24 CA (Albrecht) Eliminates the State Board of Education and requires the Governor to appoint an Education Commissioner
  • There have been several bills introduced to drastically change the TEEOSA school funding, including LB320 (Brandt)LB386 (Linehan)LB475 (Wayne)LB 589 (Briese), & LB699 (Murman). 
    • Revenue Committee hearing set for Feb. 1st (LB589 only) 


  • LR2 CA (Erdman) Eliminate the nonpartisan unicameral, move to a bicameral, partisan body
    • Executive Board hearing on March 9th
  • LB15 (Briese) Exempts youth from the standard minimum wage, subjecting them to a lower one
    • Business & Labor Committee hearing set for Jan. 30th 
  • LB327 (Raybould) Caps future minimum wage increases to no more than 1.5% a year after it reaches $15/hr in 2026.
  • LB343 (Slama) Prohibit state contracts with companies that boycott Israel
  • LB620 (McDonnell) Lowers the age for adult prosecutions to 12 years old

District 8 Events

Testimony Office Hours – Hosted by Planned Parenthood (no rsvp required, drop in anytime)

Student Opportunities – UNO Women & Gender Studies will host educational opportunities for students to attend public hearings and testify before lawmakers, along with a separate legislative workshop to learn about current policy proposals. 

DJ Battle – Hosted by Culxr House and Benson Theatre

  • Celebrate hip hop during Black History Month on Feb. 3rd at 6:30pm, located at Culxr House (3014 N. 24th St.)

Benson Neighborhood Association Meeting

  • 7:00 pm on Feb. 27th at the Benson Baptist Church

Doula Programs – Hosted by I Be Black Girl

Our Office in the News

KMTV – NE State Sen. Megan Hunt attends White House roundtable discussion on abortion rights

The White House – Readout of White House Meeting with State Legislative Leaders on Reproductive Rights

KSNB Local 4 – Nebraska senators adopt rules that will govern the legislature for the next two years

Lincoln Journal Star – Bills banning transgender youth from treatment and participating in sports draw motion to end legislative session

News Service Nebraska – Near-total abortion ban, pregnancy center tax credit could be in Nebraska’s future

Nebraska Examiner – ACLU condemns ‘drag’ show proposal as part of national effort to ‘push LGBTQ+ people out of public life’

Omaha World-Herald – State senators announce new attempt to increase abortion restrictions in Nebraska

Nebraska Examiner – Proposed LGBTQ legislation is workforce recruitment tool, says Nebraska senator

Nebraska Examiner – Nebraska anti-abortion senators proposing ‘heartbeat bill’

Associated Press – Bills seek Nebraska voter ID, would nix most voting by mail

KETV Omaha – Lawmakers avoid early session ‘meltdown’

Omaha World-Herald – Nebraska Legislature extends debate on committee lineups amid accusations of ‘hyperpartisan politics’

Connect with Me

  • Please follow me on FacebookTwitterYoutube, or Instagram to stay up to date with my latest activities.
  • I invite you to visit my office in Lincoln at Nebraska State Capitol. Call my office to coordinate. (402) 471-2722
  • You can watch the Legislature live on NET TV or find NET’s live stream here.

Dear friends and neighbors,

At the start of each biennium, before the Legislature can begin our work to address issues to move our state forward, we must first agree upon internal rules to govern our legislative session. This is a point of contention this year, as the new conservative supermajority has signaled their intentions to alter our rules to sway the balance of power further in their favor and remove the nonpartisan safeguards we have had in place since the inception of the Unicameral. As a defender of our institution, above all else, I am committed to upholding our norms, rules, and procedures – but I need your help.

The public hearing on proposed internal Legislative rule changes has been scheduled for Thursday, at 1:30 pm in Room 1525 of the Capitol. As Nebraska’s Second House, we need to hear from you. If you can, come testify during the rules hearing and ensure lawmakers hear directly from you that you value our unique nonpartisan institution – and that the public deserves more notice and involvement in this process.

There are 52 proposals on the table that have been submitted to the committee. Among them are measures that threaten to eliminate the political balance on the redistricting committee; to make committee executive sessions closed to the media; to change the balance of members on committees; and an arbitrary cap on the amount of bills senators can introduce. One of those measures I’m most concerned about is a proposal that would do away with our 86-year tradition of using “secret ballots” to elect committee leaders. This process has been used since the unicameral was created in order to eliminate partisan pressure on senators and allow them to anonymously make decisions about who is the best person to lead a committee. These efforts are a clear, direct attack on our institution, our unique method of lawmaking, and our long-held traditions.

Don’t be fooled, these attacks won’t stop here. We need your help to protect the nonpartisanship of the Legislature. I hope to see you testifying in room 1525 on Thursday.

All the best,


Come Testify! 

Thursday, January 12th
1:30 pm
Room 1525, State Capitol


List of Proposed Rule Changes

The list includes the top line of each of the 52 proposed rule changes that will be discussed this session. A more detailed list, containing exact wording will be released soon.


Sen. Megan Hunt

District 8
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P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2722
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