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Do you go to church? We'd like to go with you!

We’ve previously mentioned NADP’s program Death Penalty Faithful Reflections, where we provide a congregation with educational materials about the death penalty, a volunteer to answer their questions and encourage them to write to their State Senators, and we might even host a speaker at their service. If you’d like us to have a Faithful Reflection at your home church, synagogue, or mosque, let us know and we’ll work with you to make it happen! But there’s an even easier option! Let’s call it Faithful Reflections “Lite” - and you can do it all on your own. It’s simple: while you’re at church (or school, or book club, or a Kiwanis meeting) ask your friends or family who support death penalty

Honoring Norma by Continuing the Work

On Thursday, October 16th, the NADP family lost a stalwart abolitionist. We wanted to take a moment to remember and honor Norma’s many contributions to the repeal movement in Nebraska. So many have a great, entertaining story about when they first met Norma. I first met her when I had just joined the board of NADP and was going on my first visit to death row. Norma rode with me that evening and could tell I was sort of nervous about my first visit, so she set my mind at ease by telling me stories from her many years of visiting the inmates. She also told me stories about how she got involved in the repeal movement during her time in Tennessee. On Mondays for many years Norma and Fran Kaye wo

Murder Victims' Parents Tour NE

We are honored to host Vicki and Sylvester Schieber on a speaking tour through Nebraska this December 7-10th. Their beautiful daughter, Shannon, was raped and killed in 1998 while finishing her first year of graduate school on a full scholarship at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Following their tragedy, they became outspoken advocates for justice reform and an end to the death penalty. Vicki is active with the national group Catholic Mobilizing Network, and the Schiebers were leaders in the successful 2013 campaign to end their home state of Maryland’s death penalty. Following that victory, they helped pass improved services for Maryland homicide victims’ families. Th

October Frees Man Once Slated for Execution

On October 8th, Manuel Velez, who once faced execution by the State of Texas, was released from prison in Huntsville. After 9 years, he will be reunited with his family. His freedom is a tremendous outcome in a case that has endured numerous legal twists and turns over the years. Last year, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned the conviction of Velez, who was sentenced to death in Cameron County in 2008 for the death of one-year-old Angel Gabriel Moreno. The baby was the child of Mr. Velez’s then-girlfriend, who served five years of a ten-year sentence for her role in the baby’s tragic death. The court agreed with a state district judge's assessment that Mr. Velez’s defense attorne

Sneak Peek: Silent Auction Items

The NADP Silent Auction is a well-loved tradition at our Annual Event. What could be better? Buying great stuff while contributing to death penalty repeal in 2015 – it’s all win-win! This year, on November 10, attendees will have a chance to bid on some terrific items, ranging from custom jewelry to great dining experiences. Are you looking for a new hair stylist? Or are you in the market for art, or something unique like a delicate glass egg handmade in the Czech Republic? Put in a bid! Do you love Upstream Brewery, featuring great brews and tasty food in both the Old Market and West Omaha? Or have you ever tried the marvelous Sebastian’s Table in Lincoln? You’ll have a chance to bi

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