Who We Are
Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is a nonpartisan 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1981 to educate Nebraskans on the problems of our broken death penalty system and to support abolition efforts in our unicameral Legislature.
In May of 2015, thanks to decades of hard work from many dedicated supporters, we were finally successful in our goal. 16 Republicans, 13 Democrats and 1 Independent voted to override the governor's veto to repeal the death penalty and replace it with life without the possibility of parole. Unfortunately, through a referendum effort, voters reinstated capital punishment in the following election. Until August 2018, Nebraska hadn't seen an execution in over 21 years, but NADP remains committed to our cause.
We currently have over 1,800 contributing members and a mailing list of over 12,000 individuals who have indicated they oppose the death penalty. We provide speakers for educational talks and events, create and distribute resources for starting dialogues on the issue and organize testimony for legislative committee hearings.
Board of Directors
Patrick Habecker, Vice Chair
Sarah O'Neill, Treasurer
Julie Hull, Secretary