Freshman state senator reflects on first legislative session, national politics at NAACP banquet

NAACP, 10.28.2017

If there is one thing freshman state Sen. Justin Wayne remembers from this year’s legislative session, it was the importance of voting.

Wayne, who represents the 13th district in Omaha, introduced a bill in January that would have taken away a two-year wait to vote for released prisoners with felony convictions.

In spite of that, Wayne said Saturday in a keynote speech at the NAACP Lincoln Branch’s 36th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet that Nebraskans must continue to encourage voting rights.

“We have a president…

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