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Sen. Sue Crawford

Sen. Sue Crawford

District 45

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High school students are invited to take on the role of state senators at the Unicameral Youth Legislature June 8-11. At the State Capitol, student senators will sponsor bills, conduct committee hearings, debate legislation and discover the unique process of the nation’s only unicameral.

The Unicameral Youth Legislature gives behind-the-scenes access to students who have an interest in public office, government, politics, law, public policy, debate or public speaking. Students will learn about the inner workings of the Legislature directly from senators and staff.

Students get a chance to tackle a set of bills that the Senators discussed during the legislative session earlier that year as well as face the challenge of balancing the state budget,” Sen. Crawford said. “The Unicameral Youth Legislature gives the students experience working with other youth across the state with real legislative bills. This experience will serve them well as our future leaders of the state.”

The Office of the Clerk of the Nebraska Legislature coordinates the Unicameral Youth Legislature. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Extension 4-H Youth Development Office coordinates housing and recreational activities as part of the Big Red Summer Camps program. Early registration discounts are offered through April 1 and the final deadline is May 15. 

Scholarships are available.

To learn more about the program, go to or call (402) 471-0764.

Sen. Sue Crawford

District 45
Room #1016
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2615
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