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Mark your calendar now for NADP’s Annual Reception and Silent Auction! This year we are pleased to be honoring Senator Danielle Conrad of Lincoln for her outstanding leadership toward abolishing the death penalty in Nebraska. Our keynote speaker will be Victoria Coward, mother of a murdered son, who was a key leader and spokesperson in the victory for death penalty abolition in Connecticut. Join us as she explains how they won in Connecticut and why Nebraska can win too! When: Thursday, October 11th 7:00-8:30pm Where: Beacon Hills at Country Inn & Suites (plenty of parking on site and close to the 27th St interstate exit)

State of the Death Penalty in Nebraska

As Nebraska officials continue to try every avenue they can imagine to carry out an execution, Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty (NADP) has been busy sharing the message that it is time for this broken, failed policy to go. In the Spring, we saw another execution date come and go as serious questions remained about how Nebraska officials obtained their lethal injection drugs. Then in late March, a district judge ruled that the FDA violated the law by allowing states to import lethal injection drugs from other countries. While the ruling applied to Nebraska, our Attorney General ignored the court order to turn over the drugs, and instead demanded that the FDA appeal the decision. After ot

Momentum for Abolition grows around the Country

by Sarah Craft, Equal Justice USA It’s always nice to know we’re not alone in the fight for justice. Just like NADP, state death penalty abolition organizations around the country are hard at work. And with every success, we all get closer to victory. In late April, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill that abolished the death penalty there. In a statement he released for the bill signing, Malloy reminded us that debates about the death penalty are inherently difficult, because just having the debate means a horrible crime has occurred. He reiterated, though, that the death penalty does nothing to increase public safety – that it diverts resources from real crime-fighting tools

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