Two thousand fifteen marked a monumental year for Nebraska’s death penalty abolition movement. After years of hard work educating, advocating and learning from mistakes, Nebraska crossed party lines and achieved victory by repealing the death penalty on May 27, 2015. As soon as LB 268 was passed, a pro-death penalty movement began gathering signatures to put the death penalty on the 2016 ballot. Clearly, we still have crucial work to do, which is why this year’s reception and silent auction fundraiser remains vital to the success of NADP.
This year’s reception and silent auction will take place on March 31, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harper Center on Creighton University’s campus. You’ll hear from our keynote speaker, Christy Sheppard, who is a murder victim family member and advocate for death penalty abolition.