Greetings Northeast Lincoln!
October was a whirlwind month for our office. In addition to numerous meetings and continued research being conducted in preparation for the upcoming session, our office also watched for the results of the November 6th elections. As committee meetings wind down and the holidays approach, our office is working diligently to ensure that the upcoming session gives adequate attention to the needs of District 26.
American Council of Young Professional Leaders
I was honored to act as a fellowship host for the 2018 Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Professional Fellows Program on Governance and Society during the month of October (October 6 – November 17). The Fellows Program allows emerging young leaders to spend five weeks in the United States engaging in tailored work placements relevant to their chosen fields. Four promising fellows from Southeast Asia participated in the program and it was my privilege to be able to help introduce them to our local community and discuss the Nebraska legislative process with them. The fellows, who had local placements within the community, were treated to all of the best that Lincoln has to offer and gained valuable insight into American democracy and more specifically, the Nebraska Unicameral.
Planning Committee Meeting
The Planning Committee is a special committee tasked with the responsibility of identifying emerging trends in Nebraska and accessing the impact of various legislative decisions on local communities. At the October Planning Committee Meeting, we heard presentations regarding the variance in childhood cancer in Nebraska and changing demographics of the legislative budget. These presentations provided helpful insight into the issues affecting Nebraskans today.
Holland Honor Roll Awards
On October 18th, I was fortunate enough to attend the 2018 Holland Children’s Movement Honor Roll Awards. The Holland Children’s Movement works to ensure that children and families are well represented in the legislative process and it was an honor to be selected as an award recipient. I hope to continue to be an advocate for those in the community who are often underrepresented.
Election Day — We Did It!
On November 6th, Nebraska experienced record-breaking voter turnout. I am grateful to all of the constituents of District 26 who exercised their right to vote and participate in the political process. I am honored that I have been given the opportunity to represent you for a second term! During this term, our office hopes to continue addressing those issues that matter most to District 26. With the start of the session quickly approaching, we intend to take a open-minded and consistent approach to issues impacting local neighborhoods.
Thank you for your continued support and I look forward to serving you.