Let Us Vote is a petition drive launched by Nebraska Family Alliance requiring the Lincoln City Council to rescind a gender identity bathroom ordinance or put it on the ballot for a vote of the people.

On February 14th, the Lincoln City Council adopted an ordinance redefining “sex” to mean “male, female, neither, or both,” including but “not limited to sexual orientation and gender identity” in an entire section of the city’s municipal code.

This ordinance ignores both common sense and the will of the citizens of Lincoln.

Registered voters in Lincoln have until February 28th to sign a petition requiring the city council to rescind the ordinance or put it on the ballot for a vote of the people.

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Every person should be treated with dignity and respect. Unfortunately, coercive sexual orientation and gender identity ordinances undermine both fairness and freedom.

These policies are used to:

      • Force a destructive gender ideology on society
      • Require that men who profess a female identity be permitted to access women’s bathrooms and locker rooms
      • Threaten business owners with devastating financial liability
      • Empower the government to punish citizens with Biblical beliefs on marriage and human sexuality

The ordinance passed by the city council ignores common sense by giving men who claim to be female unfettered access to intimate places designated for women, including showers, locker rooms, and restrooms at:

      • Businesses
      • Gyms
      • Private schools 
      • Youth sports leagues
      • And even churches

Due to the ordinance’s broad reach and ill-defined, unverifiable definition of “sex,” a business or non-profit could be guilty of violating the law for failing to use someone’s preferred pronouns or for trying to prevent men who self-identify as women from entering women’s bathrooms.

Citizens could be charged with civil penalties and life-ruining fines.

But this ordinance also ignores the will of the people. 

In 2012, the Lincoln City Council passed a similar ordinance. A successful referendum petition signed by over 10,000 voters required the city council to rescind the ordinance or put it on the ballot. 

The city council never did. The previous ordinance has sat idle and unenforceable, and now, ten years later, they passed an ordinance attempting to do what citizens demanded they be allowed to vote on. 

The Lincoln City Council should not be allowed to circumvent the will of the people. 

Sign the petition and demand that the people of Lincoln be allowed to vote.

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HOW TO SIGN

You must be a registered voter within the Lincoln City limits to sign the petition.
Visit the Nebraska Family Alliance office at 1106 E Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 to sign the petition, and encourage your friends, neighbors, and family members to sign the petition. Petition circulators will also be canvassing the city.
Our extended office hours are: 8:30 AM to 7 PM on weekdays, 8 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, and 1 PM to 6 PM on Sunday. 
You only have a few days to sign the petition! The petition must be signed in person by Monday, February 28th at 6:30 PM.

HOW TO HELP

1. Sign the petition.
2. Volunteer: If you would like to help circulate petitions and collect signatures, call the Nebraska Family Alliance office at (402) 477-3191.
3. Share: Download our one-page fact sheet, tell your friends, family, and church about the petition drive, and urge them to sign.
All petitions must be returned to Nebraska Family Alliance by Monday, February 28th at 6:30 PM.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who does the city ordinance impact?

Parents, children, all businesses open to the public, private schools, youth sports leagues, and even churches.

Who can sign the petition?

Registered voters in the City of Lincoln.

Can I sign the petition online?

No, the petition must be signed in person in the presence of a trained petition circulator. Visit the Nebraska Family Alliance office at 1106 E Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 to sign the petition before Monday, February 28th. Our extended office hours are: 8:30 AM to 7 PM on weekdays, 8 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, and 1 PM to 6 PM on Sunday. 

How long do I have to sign the petition?

All petitions must be returned to Nebraska Family Alliance by February 28th at 5:30 PM.

Can a church participate in the petition drive?

Yes, this petition drive doesn’t endorse a candidate and is non-partisan. This petition simply asks that the ordinance go to a public vote. Churches can collect signatures and encourage attendees to sign. Please talk to your pastor before circulating a petition at your church. 

Do I have to support or oppose the ordinance to sign the petition?

No, the petition is simply about letting Lincoln voters decide the issue instead of five city council members.

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