Constitution Day Offers Reminder To Honor Constitution, Senator Albrecht Encourages District 17 Residents To Run For Office

WAYNE – Three items were addressed during a weekly update provided by District 17 Senator Joni Albrecht.

According to a release from the office of Senator Albrecht, the 107th legislature interim is dealing with the incredibly complex issue of redistricting during a Special Session at the State Capitol. The Second House has offered hundreds of emails, calls and hearing appearances to make opinions of community members known. The floor debate has been lively as the redistricting session process moves forward.

Senator Albrecht will continue to fight and protect District 17’s interests with a heart and a will to honor the Founding Fathers incredible foresight into making sure that each Nebraskan has a voice that is heard.

Constitution Day was last Friday as the Founding Fathers created a document inspired by their religious beliefs, their experiences with a tyrannical King and a desire to limit the overreach of their government. Each year on September 17, there is an opportunity to remember and honor the Constitution along with the role it has played and continues to play in making America the greatest Nation on the planet Earth.

Senator Albrecht added you can also make a difference by running for office or be willing to serve your local community by serving on a board. Your involvement could make a difference in the State and community. Whether it is a county, city council, State Board of Education, Board of Regents or local school board role, running for a public office with the idea of making a difference is your right and a privilege that you should constantly consider.

Earlier this month, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed an executive order declaring that the POW/MIA flag must be displayed at all State Building Division (SBD) managed properties that display the flag of the United States of America. The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) estimates that more than 80,000 American service members remain unaccounted for since World War II. The DPAA Offutt Laboratory recently played a significant role in identifying our nation’s missing heroes. In July of 2020, the remains of 28 unidentified service members from a C-17 Globemaster III were transferred from the European theater to be analyzed by the DPAA Offutt Laboratory team.

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Senator Albrecht always appreciates hearing from you, the constituents of District 17. Your input helps her know how to effectively serve you in the Legislature. If you have any comments or concerns, contact the office of Senator Joni Albrecht at 402-471-2716 or email