For the last year we’ve have the great fortune of having Tim Lundy on our team as a field organizer. Tim is moving on at the end of the month to pursue a PhD in English at Columbia University. He will be missed, but we are tremendously grateful for all he has given NADP and the repeal effort during his time with us.
You may best know Tim as the author of our bi-weekly e-blasts. He has taken the lead on this project – with both the writing and technology – and surpassed our hopes! But he’s also done so much more. Tim helped organize speaking tours with speakers like death row exoneree Curtis McCarty and Dead Man Walking author Sr. Helen Prejean. Before the getting to spend time with these amazing individuals at these exciting events, Tim was deep in the trenches making sure venues were found, events publicized, and every last detail planned. He did this time and again, beautifully. He’s also tabled and spoken at countless events, doing all he could to ensure Nebraskans were informed about the realities of our death penalty. When Nebraska repeals our broken death penalty, Tim will certainly be remembered as an instrumental part of that victory.
Tim’s amazing work ethic, sense of humor, and writing talents are going to be dearly missed. Our loss is Columbia’s gain, and we wish Tim all the best with his next endeavors!
By NADP Field Organizer, Sarah Barrett
Working with NADP as a Field Organizer feels a lot like coming home. In the fall of 2012, I worked as a communications intern for NADP. My experience was a time of growth, as I learned more about the death penalty and the abolition movement. I’m delighted to be back working with an organization that I truly love! I’m passionate about seeing the abolition of the death penalty in our great state and look hopefully forward to 2015. While Tim’s departure to the Big Apple leaves me with large shoes to fill, I’m excited for the challenge and anxious to get to work.