The Protect Women & Children ballot initiative just turned in over 205,000 signatures to the Nebraska Secretary of State—far exceeding the 123,000 signatures needed to put a measure on the ballot to establish basic pro-life protections for preborn children in the Nebraska Constitution.

Not only were circulators able to gather much more than the required amount in just three months, pro-life Nebraskans from every county signed the petition, including at least 5% of registered voters in 91 counties—more than two times the required 38 counties!

Nebraska is a large state with many rural communities. Our dedicated volunteers—consisting of over 1,200 parents and grandparents, pastors, ministry leaders, and business owners—drove countless miles, distributed our resources to their friends and family, and organized signing opportunities in their churches and neighborhoods because they are committed to providing women real care and support while protecting the lives of precious baby boys and girls.

These numbers are historic and speak to the persistent grassroots effort that occurred across all 93 counties to put this issue on the ballot in less than 100 days. We already knew Nebraska was a pro-life state, and these hundreds of thousands of signatures send a clear message that radical abortion policies have no place in our state.

The pro-abortion ballot initiative, which has been collecting signatures since November to permit abortion until birth and reverse our state’s current pro-life protections, also announced they turned in the signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. Because of your efforts and faithfulness, though, Nebraska voters will have a clear choice on their ballot in November.

As we celebrate our most cherished freedoms and unalienable rights to life and liberty this Independence Day, know that this is just the beginning. Now that the signatures have been turned in, they must be certified by election officials (a process that can take up to 50 days) before the two measures are put on the ballot for the upcoming November election.

We must begin educating voters now about what’s at stake. In the coming weeks, NFA will launch a robust education campaign, and we need your financial support to reach and persuade voters with our message. 

For the next 24 hours, generous ministry partners have offered to double your contribution up to $80,000! The first step of the process is complete, and now, an even greater task is before us. We must be the first state to defeat the abortion industry at the ballot box and establish constitutional protections for the unborn.

The Nebraska Family Alliance team is grateful for your prayers and support. Every signature made today possible, and we are honored to stand with you to create a culture of life and love in Nebraska.

Nebraska Family Alliance
Nebraska Family Alliance exists to advance family, freedom and life by influencing policy, mobilizing prayer, and empowering people.