Nebraska Detachment and Reestablishment Initiative (2008)
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The group supporting the measure was called Citizens for a Free Nebraska. Jason Fuller was a leader in the group, which also was supporting the No Annexation Without a Vote Initiative.
Fuller had stated in early June 2008 that the campaign wouldn't be able to collect the 80,000 signatures needed by the July 4 deadline. As a result, they suspended both petition drives, but had planned to restart in July 2008 for the November 2010 ballot.
Omaha’s annexation of Elkhorn in 2007 inspired the group to launch their petition drives. Organizers believed that annexed communities throughout the state should have had the right to vote before a neighboring municipality annexed them. A law in 2008 allowed Omaha to annex Douglas County towns of fewer than 10,000 residents without a vote. Lincoln was allowed to unilaterally annex towns of between 100 and 800 people.