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A PDF copy of the 2023 Kids count in Nebraska Report is located here:
 2023 Kids Count in Nebraska Report.Full Documet PDF

Pro-Kid Policy Plan

Children are our state’s greatest resource, and the decisions our leaders make about them impact our collective future.

Voices for Children in Nebraska has developed the following Pro-Kid Policy Plan, focusing on the issues of health, economic stability, child welfare, and juvenile justice. Our policy priorities are guided by research, data, and proven best practices that improve child well-being. We pay close attention to the impact of race, socioeconomic status, and geography, and seek to remove barriers to opportunity within these areas. This plan represents our vision for a Nebraska where strong communities allow all children to thrive.

Voices for Children works to ensure that:


Children and families have access to affordable, quality physical and behavioral health care. Consistent and preventive health care gives children the best start to grow up to be healthy and productive adults.

Economic Stability

Families are able to achieve financial security, and children’s basic needs are met. State economic policies support families in trying to build a better future and balance work and family life.

Child Welfare

Children grow up in safe, permanent, and loving homes. An effective child welfare system strengthens families and minimizes trauma through timely and appropriate action.

Juvenile Justice

Youth are held accountable for their actions in developmentally appropriate ways that promote community safety and allow them to grow into responsible citizens.

Contacting elected officials

How to use your voice on behalf of children

Do you have something to share with elected officials about children’s issues? It’s easy to contact policymakers using these tools — a legislative map, contact information for your representatives, and a wealth of information and data at your fingertips.

1: Find your district

2: Identify your elected official or officials

2023 Nebraska Legislature

Senator District Office Phone Email
Aguilar, Raymond 35 402-471-2617
Albrecht, Joni 17 402-471-2716
Arch, John 14 402-471-2730
Armendariz, Christy 18 402-471-2618
Ballard, Beau 21 402-471-2673
Blood, Carol 3 4402-71-2627
Bostar, Eliot 29 402-471-2734
Bostelman, Bruce 23 402-471-2719
Brandt, Tom 32 402-471-2711
Brewer, Tom 43 402-471-2628
Briese, Tom 41 402-471-2631
Cavanaugh, John 9 402-471-2723
Cavanaugh, Machaela 6 402-471-2714
Clements, Robert 2 402-471-2613
Conrad, Danielle 46 402-471-2720
Day, Jen 49 402-471-2725
DeBoer, Wendy 10 402-471-2718
DeKay, Barry 40 402-471-2801
Dorn, Myron 30 402-471-2620
Dover, Robert 19 402-471-2929
Dungan, George 26 402-471-2610
Erdman, Steve 47 402-471-2616
Fredrickson, John 20 402-471-2622
Geist, Suzanne 25 402-471-2731
Halloran, Steve 33 402-471-2712
Hansen, Ben 16 402-471-2728
Hardin, Brian 48 402-471-2802
Holdcroft, Rick 36 402-471-2642
Hughes, Jana 24 402-471-2756
Hunt, Megan 8 402-471-2722
Ibach, Teresa 44 402-471-2805
Jacobson, Mike 42 402-471-2729
Kauth, Kathleen 31 402-471-2327
Linehan, Lou Ann 39 402-471-2885
Lippincott, Loren 34 402-471-2630
Lowe, John 37 402-471-2726
McDonnell, Mike 5 402-471-2710
McKinney, Terrell 11 402-471-2712
Moser, Mike 22 402-471-2715
Murman, Dave 38 402-471-2732
Raybould, Jane 28 402-471-2633
Riepe, Merv 12 402-471-2623
Sanders, Rita 45 402-471-2617
Slama, Julie 1 402-471-2733
Vargas, Tony 7 402-471-2721
von Gillern, R. Brad 4 402-471-2621
Walz, Lynne 15 402-471-2625
Wayne, Justin 13 402-471-2727
Wishart, Anna 27 402-471-2632

3: Know your issues, share your data contains a wealth of information including:

  • Legislative Priority bills
  • Blog
  • Kids Count NEteractive data tool
  • Electronic version of the Kids Count in Nebraska Report

To stay current on children’s legislative issues, sign up for our free advoKID email alerts on our website to help you respond to the issues affecting children in the unicameral.

To use the KIDS COUNT Data Center – the interactive home of national, state, and county level data visit

To view the legislative calendar, read bills, listen live and more, visit

Other elected officials

U.S. President: Joe Biden

Nebraska Governor: Jim Pillen

Nebraska Secretary of State: Bob Evnen

Nebraska Attorney General: Mike Hilgers

Nebraska State Treasurer: John Murante

U.S. Senator: Deb Fischer

U.S. Senator: Pete Ricketts

U.S. Representative-1st District: Mike Flood

U.S. Representative-2nd District: Don Bacon

U.S. Representative-3rd District: Adrian Smith