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The Latest News on Lethal Injection

You may have heard the recent news that Nebraska will soon begin looking for a new lethal injection protocol in order to maintain the death penalty. But what you might not know is how many other states are struggling to find execution drugs as well. NPR broadcast a story last weekend that summarizes the widespread shortage of lethal injection drugs across the nation in the past few months. We don’t know what the future holds for lethal injection procedures in the United States, but what we do know is that changing these procedures will not resolve the inherent problems with the death penalty system and will only open more and more legal challenges, wasting time and money. The only solution t

"Where Justice and Mercy Meet"

The Catholic University of America and the Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty are sponsoring a free conference on Catholic opposition to the death penalty—and you can attend from the comfort of your own home! On Saturday, November 9 the conference, “Where Justice and Mercy Meet,” will be live streamed from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Featured speakers will include Sister Helen Prejean and Vicki Shieber, a national voice for victims’ families. The conference is free, but all participants, including live stream participants, must register online. For more information or to register, visit the conference’s website or Facebook page.

Join the new "NADP Buzz Corps!"

NADP is busy gearing up for the next phase of work that will finally put an end to the death penalty in Nebraska. As you may know, the Unicameral will be back in session in January, and we need to ensure that the voices of death penalty repeal supporters are heard in the media leading up to and during the legislative session. We are initiating a new project – the NADP Buzz Corps – to increase the visibility of repeal supporters using online comment sections and letters to the editor. This will inform the public about the problems with the death penalty and ensure that legislators know their constituents support repeal. Sign up for the NADP Buzz Corps now! Every local community is important,

Hear from Curtis McCarty this November!

Death row exoneree Curtis McCarty will speak in seven Nebraska communities during November, recounting his two decades on Oklahoma’s death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Curtis was convicted twice and sentenced to death three times based on prosecutorial misconduct and bad forensics. Narrowly escaping an execution, it was only a lucky break that allowed Curtis to prove his actual innocence. Since his exoneration in 2007, Curtis has become an internationally-recognized speaker, describing his troubled youth, the way police targeted him for a murder after they’d run into a year of dead ends, and how DNA eventually proved his innocence. Along the way, Curtis brings the listener into the vio

New Death Penalty Information Center Study

Did you know that the majority of all death row inmates nationwide come from just 2% of counties? A new study by the Death Penalty Information Center reveals this and other shocking facts about the death penalty that shatter the myth that the death penalty is widely used throughout the United States. Even though so few counties use the death penalty, all state taxpayers have to bear the financial costs of each death penalty case, and some costs are even borne on a national level. Learn more by watching the short video below, and then share with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

October is Respect Life Month

This October, the Catholic Church throughout the United States will observe Respect Life Month. This is the 42nd year that the Catholic Church has set aside a month to call upon Catholics to renew their personal commitment to defend all human life. Respect Life Month begins next Sunday, October 6. The Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty (CMN) has many valuable resources to help the Catholic community talk about the death penalty and the sanctity of life. These resources include homilies, lesson plans, and CMN’s booklet Renewing a Culture of Life, which shares Church teaching against the death penalty (available in both English and Spanish). Find all these resource

Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!

NADP is active every day on Facebook and Twitter. Our connections on social media are crucial to the success of our work. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date with all our latest news and announcements. By following us on social media and sharing our page with friends and family, you’ll show others that you support our work to end the death penalty in Nebraska. You’ll also find new information, pictures, and articles each day that you can share on your own profile. Help us get the word out to all Nebraskans that the death penalty is a failed, broken system!

Bud Welch Speaks at NADP Annual Event and Auction

Last Thursday, Bud Welch helped spread the word against the death penalty by sharing his personal story of forgiveness and reconciliation to more than 80 people at our annual reception. Bud’s daughter Julie was killed in the 1995 bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. He said that the purpose of his talk was to “put a face” to one of the nearly 170 people killed in that bombing. After fondly remembering his daughter’s intelligence, compassion, and vibrant personality, Bud reflected on the hatred that he felt after her death, and his realization that the death penalty could not be part of his healing process. Bud realized that revenge and hate cannot help victims of violence

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