Write a letter to the editor of your local paper
Governor Dave Heineman signed off on Nebraska’s proposed lethal injection protocols on February 10th. While we were not surprised by the Governor’s actions, we are are again disappointed in the lack of foresight demonstrated by our elected officials. States throughout the country have been, and still are, tied up in years-long battles over lethal injection. Why does Nebraska want to get in the business of spending years in court and millions of taxpayer dollars on an already-broken government program?
We are encouraging all our supporters to send a letter to the Editor of your local paper!
Now is the time to remind our fellow Nebraskans and all our elected officials that no new method of execution can do nothing to solve the many problems with our state’s death penalty system. Additionally, it has set our state on a path towards years of legal challenges—spending untold sums of taxpayer money, causing additional pain and anguish to murder victims’ families, and doing nothing to eliminate the very real possibility of executing an innocent person.
Take a minute to write a letter to the editor of your local paper, expressing your concern. Click here to find talking points that you can use when writing your letter.
You’re most likely to have an impact if you keep it short and positive—typically, this means 150-250 words. Be sure to include your address and phone number. This personal information won’t be published in the newspaper. It’s just so the newspaper can verify the letter’s authenticity. The following website has links to online editions of many Nebraska newspapers: www.usnpl.com/nenews.php.
If you have any questions or need help finding out where to send your letter, please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 402.477.7787.