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Thanks for your Support on Give to Lincoln Day!

On May 29, the Lincoln Community Foundation sponsored Give to Lincoln Day, a unique 24-hour opportunity to support Lincoln community organizations like NADP. Not only was it a lot of fun to help support a record-setting day of giving in the Lincoln community, but you helped us more than ever - because every gift you gave on May 29 helped us receive a larger proportional share of a $300,000 challenge match fund provided by the Lincoln Community Foundation and other community sponsors! Of course, you can still support us anytime, by visiting our donation page!

Sister Helen Prejean Returns to Nebraska

Sister Helen Prejean, the author of Dead Man Walking and one of the most powerful anti-death penalty voices in the United States today, returned to Nebraska on May 31st for an all-day program at the St. Benedict Center in Schuyler, NE. “A Life Against Death: The Journey Continues” Read more about Sister Helen’s last visit to Nebraska in Fall 2013 and watch a video of her speaking to a packed house at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul, NE.

Curtis McCarty Shares His Story

Death row exoneree Curtis McCarty shared his story with three Nebraska communities last week, making stops in North Platte, Lexington, and McCook. Curtis spent nearly two decades on death row for a murder he did not commit before a lucky break allowed him to prove his innocence. He was exonerated in 2007. Curtis spoke about his conviction and time on death row to enthralled audiences at churches in all three communities. He also shared his story with a packed room over lunch at the McCook senior center. As always, audience members were captivated by Curtis’s story and full of questions. Several people told us that hearing Curtis speak finally convinced them that the death penalty is simpl

Join the NADP Action Committee

The NADP Action Committee is a group of committed volunteers who help us with special projects propelling us toward the of end the death penalty in our state. Members of the Action Committee play a valuable role in supporting and aiding in our work. This fall, Action Committee members will be helping to coordinate Death Penalty Sunday events with churches throughout the state in order to build new relationships with faith communities and connect them to our work. Members will also assist in planning a Lobby Day for next spring’s legislative session and will be crucial in seeing it through to completion. If you are interested in helping NADP by becoming a part of the Action Committee, please

Lincoln Journal-Star Calls for Repeal

Last Friday, the Lincoln Journal-Star published a fantastic editorial highlighting the numerous reasons why the death penalty is a failed public policy and calling for the death penalty to be repealed in Nebraska. The editorial touches on the recent botched execution in Oklahoma, as well as a new study suggesting that over 4% of those sentenced to death in the United States are innocent. Read the entire editorial here. Help spread the word that Nebraskans are tired of the death penalty! Click on the buttons below to share the Journal Star’s editorial on Facebook or Twitter. Can you help us out by writing letters to the editor of your local paper? Find out how to join the NADP Buzz Corps! Or,

Show Your Support for Victims' Families

One of the most serious problems with the death penalty system is the misuse of resources in costly legal proceedings that could instead help support families of murder victims as they rebuild their lives. As we fight for death penalty repeal, we must also work to support victims and help build the justice system they deserve. Families of the Stolen is a community organization that provides support for children and families in Omaha that have been affected by violence. The organization draws important attention to the need for justice and peace for victims’ families in the community. FOTS will hold its first ever “Day of Laughter” on May 25 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at Fontenelle Park in Omaha. Th

Help Curtis McCarty Share His Story

Excitement is already building for death row exoneree Curtis McCarty’s visit to Nebraska later this month! 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 after two decades on Oklahoma’s death row. Since his exoneration in 2007, Curtis has become an internationally-recognized speaker. Curtis’s story was recently featured in the North Platte Telegraph, the Lexington Clipper-Herald, and the McCook Daily Gazette in anticipation of his visit. The full schedule of Curtis’s trip is as follows: Monday, May 19th: North Platte –

New Hampshire Comes Close to Repeal

Two weeks ago, New Hampshire came within one vote of ending the death penalty. The state Senate voted 12-12 on a bill that would have repealed the death penalty. Senators then voted to table the bill. Previously, the bill had received overwhelming support in New Hampshire’s House, and Governor Maggie Hassan indicated that, had the bill passed, she would have signed it. Although it won't happen this year, it’s clear from a vote this close that it’s only a matter of time before the death penalty is repealed in New Hampshire, and throughout the nation!

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