Hello NADP Supporters,
My name is Carla Stormberg, and I am the new Field Organizer at NADP. I wanted to take a brief moment to introduce myself and to let you know about the exciting work I will be doing around the state in the coming months!
I grew up in Sidney in Nebraska’s panhandle and have been happy to call Lincoln my home for the past 30 years. In 1988 began working as a database manager at Hudson Bay Company–an organization that helps non-profit organizations, including NADP, raise money for their efforts. I first became acquainted with the work of NADP in 2000 and have been a supporter ever since. I starting working at NADP’s office in Lincoln at the beginning of February and I have already learned so much from all the amazing people working to end the death penalty in Nebraska.
In my new position I will be working with Jill to design and implement grassroots strategies to mobilize NADP members and supporters to take meaningful action on NADP’s statewide agenda. This will include coordinating events around the state, expanding the use of web-based technologies as an outreach tool, and helping to maintain the integrity of NADP’s database. Many of you will be hearing from me in the near future as we work to strengthen the activities and effectiveness of our current NADP supporters and I very much look forward to getting to know you.
Since coming on board at NADP I have had the pleasure of hearing Miriam Kelle and Kurt Mesner speak to Judiciary Committee members about why the families of murder victims what to know the true cost of the death penalty. Many people are surprised to learn that the death penalty’s complexity and finality make it much more expensive than life without parole. How much does the death penalty cost in Nebraska? We want to know! Read more about what is happening in the Legislature below.
I am excited to get the opportunity to hear a new voice in the movement to end the death penalty, author Thomas Cahill, who will be speaking in Omaha later this week. In an event co-sponsored by NADP, Cahill will present “Courage and Kindness on Death Row” on Thursday, March 4th at Countryside Community Church in Omaha. Read more about this exciting event below!
Earlier this month, Governor Dave Heinemann officially signed Nebraska’s new lethal injection protocols. This marks another step in the wrong directions for our state. Read more about the recent decision below.
Thank you for the opportunity to work with you in this important campaign to put an end to Nebraska’s death penalty. I would love to hear from you–I can be reached on my email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the office at 402-477-7787.
Talk to you soon, Carla Stormberg