2012 Legislative Session
It would appear that the Governor is on to us! In a moment of frustration during a call with the media recently, Governor Heineman said, “This is all about the death penalty…They’re trying to make sure we don’t have a death penalty.” Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty has no involvement with legal challenges. We are not lawyers, and we do not work on any individual cases. Still, we are a strong grassroots organization that is educating the public about the problems with the death penalty, and our members are well-informed citizens that are paying close attention to what our elected officials do with our tax dollars.
One would have thought that, with LB276 on general file awaiting debate, it would be obvious that there are, in fact, Nebraskans who are trying to end death penalty. We are not entirely sure when debate will happen on the bill, but our best guess is within the next week or two. As soon as we get confirmation of when debate will be held, we will send you an email and post on Facebook and Twitter. Make sure you’re connected with us, so you get all the latest news. We will also be live tweeting during the debate, so you can track the action in real time.
Now is the time to start taking action. Prepare an email to your state senator, listing the reasons you’re ready to see an end to the death penalty in Nebraska, so it’s ready the day of the debate! Write a letter to the editor now to carry on the dialogue and education about the death penalty, and encourage any uninvolved supporters to get involved by contacting their elected officials. If you’re in Lincoln, visit your state senator and talk to him/her about this issue, or join us in observing the debate in person. Read more about how to take these action steps at our website.
Take action now so our elected officials know that it is no secret that we are trying to end the death penalty in Nebraska!