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About
Civic Nebraska

Civic Nebraska builds a more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans.

Democracy must be loud. As the will of the people, it cannot endure in silence. Democracy must also be clear. It compels us to hold ourselves and others accountable, especially in times of disruption and clamor.

Nebraskans count on Civic Nebraska to guide them on the path to a more modern, robust democracy, and we take on this duty by empowering connection, building understanding, and cultivating advocacy. Civic Nebraska is a potent signal amid the noise.

THE WHY OF OUR WORK

Civic Nebraska's Values

Why a honeybee?

Civic Nebraska’s mascot is the noble honeybee, one of the most commonly known and ubiquitous friendly flyers. It’s a common misperception that bee societies are monarchies; in actuality, honeybees make decisions collectively and democratically. Every year, faced with the task of choosing and traveling to a new home, they undergo a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus-building.

We believe that what works for bees also can work for humans. Decision-making and moving forward together must include debate, shared interests, mutual respect, diverse solutions, and faith that the majority can be counted on for a wise resolution. Such prosocial aspects are what makes democracy the most powerful organizing force in human history – and like our winged friends, it’s what we seek to create and sustain at Civic Nebraska.