After a morning of passionate debate,The Nebraska Unicameral took a vote on LB 268, the bill to repeal the death penalty.
The bill passed with sweeping support from 30 senators, with only 13 voting against it! Read coverage from the Lincoln Journal Star.
We are now past the first hurdle toward passing the bill, but it is more crucial than ever that you contact your Senator.
We have to win two more votes before the bill goes to the Governor’s desk. And if the Governor vetoes the bill as he promised, we need to hold on to all 30 of those votes to override it.
Your Senator must hear from you! Our partners at EJUSA created a simple form to thank your Senator for their support of repeal, or to tell them you are disappointed with their “no” vote. Simply follow this link, enter you information, and get the message to your Senator!
We’ve come a long way to repeal the death penalty, but we’ve still got a battle to fight. We couldn’t do this without you, our dedicated supporters. Thanks for all that you do! Let’s keep the pressure on our lawmakers!