PARTNERS

Nebraska Innocence Project

“The risk of executing an innocent person is too high to have the death penalty on the books. To date, we have seen over 150 people exonerated and released from death row because they were actually innocent.  In Nebraska, we have two men on death row who have pending innocence claims.  Nebraska should be proud that with the repeal of the death penalty, we no longer have to worry about the risk of executing an innocent person.”


Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

“NADP has a strong base throughout the state because the system adversely affects so many. Our shared desire to defend the innocent from execution ensures an expensive and long appeals process.“This process, which the U.S. Supreme Court has mandated, ends up being torturous for victims’ families who are promised an execution then forced to wait years on end for a result that will likely never come. We’ve had only three executions in the last 50 years. “


 ACLU Nebraska

“It is time for our state to move forward in a positive manner and to focus on the future of Nebraska. Nebraska voters have a clear choice. Nebraskans should decline to sign because we already have smart alternatives that put public safety first. Nebraskans across the political spectrum and across this great state want to turn our public dialogue back to important priorities like how to improve education, provide tax relief, and strengthen the economy.”


Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association

“The mission of the Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association is to protect the constitutional rights of Nebraska citizens.  We support the repeal of the death penalty and will work with the Nebraskans for Public Safety to assure that the repeal is upheld.”


Nebraska Chapter/National Association of Social Workers

“As social workers with members across Nebraska, we are on the front lines of many issues that impact our criminal justice system. We believe that instead of investing millions of taxpayers’ dollars into a failed and broken death penalty system, we should use those funds to support victims’ families and invest in violence prevention programs. Nebraska families have many priorities, and the death penalty simply isn’t one of them.”


Nebraskans for Peace

“Nebraskans for Peace is a statewide peace and justice organization founded in 1970 that has a long standing opposition to the broken death penalty system. As such, we are proud to support the Nebraskans for Public Safety campaign and will work hard to ensure our members and activists have the information and tools they need to conduct public education efforts.”


The League of Women Voters of Lincoln and Lancaster County

“The League of Women Voters of Lincoln and Lancaster County is pleased to support Nebraskans for Public Safety.  Our mission to educate voters about Nebraska’s broken death penalty system and voters’ rights during the referendum process is the exact kind of thoughtful informed civic discourse our organization has supported since our founding in 1920. We need more voter education on this and all important civic matters.”


The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha 

“The League of Women Voters of Greater Omaha is pleased to support Nebraskans for Public Safety.  Our mission to educate voters about Nebraska’s broken death penalty system and voters’ rights during the referendum process is the exact kind of thoughtful informed civic discourse our organization has supported since our founding. We need more voter education on this and all important civic matters.”


The League of Women Voters of Nebraska

“The League of Women Voters of Nebraska supports the abolition of the death penalty, based on a position adopted in 2006 by the League of Women Voters of the United States.”

 


Notre Dame Sisters Omaha Province

“The Notre Dame Sisters took a public stance in 1984 to work for the repeal of the Death Penalty.  We have worked for this cause in Nebraska as well as in other states where we minister.  We applaud the Nebraska Legislature for their actions this spring.  We plead that their decision remains intact for the good of the people of Nebraska and all humankind.”