Giving Tuesday is a special day of the year set aside to call us out of the pitched commercialism of the holiday shopping season and remind us that we each have the power to change the world for the better by giving to causes close to our hearts. As we reflect back upon a difficult year in the abolition movement and beyond, we are nevertheless inspired to take heart and nurture hope for the future: more people than ever before have turned their backs on capital punishment, and dare to imagine a more just and compassionate society.
As our grassroots organization continues to rebuild from the devastating outcome of the 2016 ballot referendum reinstating the death penalty, there is nevertheless great cause for hope: through the generous support of thoughtful people like you across Nebraska and beyond, NADP finds itself gaining momentum on a renewed trajectory. Along with allies new and old, we take this time to remember those who have gone before us, appreciate those with whom we walk hand-in-hand, and renew our efforts to create a future where justice is restorative and humane rather than punitive and barbarous.
It is in this spirit of thoughtful reflection that we celebrate Giving Tuesday as a rededication to embracing love and compassion through generosity. Whether you have given of your precious time and resources before or whether you are new to this powerful movement, there has never been a better time to give!
A new year looms right around the corner, and along with it a new session of the Nebraska Legislature. Your generous gift, whether one-time or recurring, will help provide the critical support necessary to advance the cause of compassionate justice. During this season of warmth and compassion, we invite you to give, as you are able, to the important work of ending the broken death penalty system in Nebraska and beyond.
As always, it remains a great honor to join with you in this work, and it is with profound gratitude that all of us at Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season.