Join us at Zipline Brewing Company for an evening with Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (NADP). This is a chance to learn more about our work and help us raise funds for our work of ending the death penalty in Nebraska.

When:  Tuesday, September 30th 7:00p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Zipline Brewing Company:  2100 Magnum Cir #1, Lincoln, NE 68522

Tickets: $20, or $15 for student or fixed income.

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Frank Thompson
Frank Thompson will be the featured speaker at our Annual Reception.

We are excited to welcome Frank Thompson as the featured speaker at our Annual Reception and Silent Auction November 10th at Creighton University in Omaha. Mr. Thompson is a retired Correctional professional with two decades of experience. He was the Warden of the Oregon State Penitentiary Oregon from 1994 to 1998, where he oversaw the only two executions in Oregon’s recent history. Hear Mr. Thompson’s incredible experience of working with correction’s officers to prepare their state for executions and administer the ultimate punishment.

Thompson is on record describing the death penalty as a “failed public policy,” and said that “capital punishment fails terribly in meeting any evidence-based outcomes.” NADP looks forward to hosting Mr. Thompson in November for what is sure to be a compelling, enlightening evening.

Back in January, Ohio executed Dennis McGuire, despite arguments that he would experience agony and suffering due to lethal injection protocol. The execution took an abnormal amount of time, and McGuire gasped throughout the execution. The State of Ohio said that there were no problems with the execution. However, an expert doctor recently testified on the execution, stating that “this was not a humane execution.” 

Executions in Ohio are currently under a moratorium, as Ohio studies lethal injection more. However, Ohio, like many other states, has made many attempts to find a safe and dependable execution protocol and it has failed repeatedly. The death penalty is a system broken beyond repair. The only true fix is to replace the death penalty completely.

 

NADP is excited to partner with local favorite, Zipline Brewery, for an evening with NADPThis is a chance to learn more about our work, help us raise funds to end the death penalty in Nebraska, and spend time with other wonderful NADP supporters. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 30 from 7-9 pm in Lincoln. You can now purchase tickets here, and RSVP on Facebook here.
 
Plans are well underway for our Annual Reception and Silent AuctionThis year’s event will take place Monday, November 10th in the Harper Center at Creighton University from 7-8:30 pmMore details to come.

Finally, don’t forget to put March 4th, 2015 on your calendar for the first ever NADP Lobby Day. On that day, you’ll have the opportunity to come together with other abolitionsupporters from all over the state and tell your state senators that you want them to repeal the death penalty in 2015.

The NADP Action Committee is a group of committed volunteers who help us with special projects propelling us toward the end of the death penalty in Nebraska. Members of the Action Committee play a valuable role in supporting and aiding the work of NADP staff. The Action Committee will complete a number of projects in the coming months, including help with Death Penalty Faithful Reflection events, a speaking tour with Vicki Schieber, whose daughter Shannon was murdered, and the upcoming NADP lobby day on March 4th, 2015And best of all, it’s not too late to sign up to volunteer! If you would like to volunteer, please let us what know your interests and availability are by completing this survey.  

The death penalty has made national news again, this time due to another botched execution in Arizona. Attorneys for inmate Joseph Wood challenged Arizona state secrecy laws that kept him from knowing the source of his lethal injection drugs, but the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately decided the execution should proceed. Arizona used experimental drugs, and it took Wood nearly two hours to die.

The botched execution in Arizona is a symptom of a government policy that is broken from start to finish. The recent botched execution has sparked outrage from both sides of the aisle. Also check out this recent piece from the Washington Times“A Conservative Case Against the Death Penalty.”  The death penalty is marred by errors, fallibility, and bias from the initial decision of who to prosecute, till the final execution, and at countless stages in between. The spate of botched executions is just further proof humans cannot carry out an execution.

Repeal of the death penalty is the only way to stop these government errors. As Sister Helen Prejean wisely stated in a recent article, “the whole death penalty system is botched.”

Mark your calendars for Friday, August 15th from 5-7pm to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of PULSE (People Uniting, Lending Support, & Encouragement). The event will take place at the Tac Building in Omaha. NADP congratulates PULSE on their many accomplishments over the last 25 years.  To reserve your spot at this celebration, contact PULSE at (402) 898-6053
  
NADP is excited to partner with local favorite, Zipline Brewery, for an evening with NADP!  This is a chance to learn more about our work, help us raise funds to end the death penalty in Nebraska, and spend time with other wonderful NADP supporters The event will take place on Tuesday, September 30 from 7-9 pm in Lincoln. Stay tuned for details on purchasing tickets.
  
Finally, plans are well underway for our Annual Reception and Silent AuctionThis year’s event will take place Monday, November 10th in the Harper Center at Creighton University from 7-8:30 pm. More details to come.

The NADP Action Committee is a group of committed volunteers who help us with special projects propelling us toward the of end the death penalty in our state. Members of the Action Committee play a valuable role in supporting and aiding in our work.The Action Committee is moving forward as work starts to heat up for the fall. And best of all,you can still sign up to volunteer! If you would like to volunteer, please let us know your interests by completing this survey.

The Action Committee will complete a number of projects in the coming months, including help with Death Penalty Faithful Reflection events, a speaking tour with Vicki Schieber, whose daughter Shannon was murdered, and the upcoming NADP lobby day on March 4th, 2015All of these events are crucial to bringing repeal to Nebraska in 2015!


If you have questions or would like to get signed up for the Action Committee, please contact Sarah at sarah@nadp.net.

frank thompson - former superintendent of the Oregon State Prison

Our keynote speaker, Frank Thompson, former superintendent of Oregon prisons, oversaw two executions.

Join us for our 2014 Annual Reception and Silent Auction!  Frank Thompson was Superintendent of death row when Oregon resumed executions. Hear his experience of overseeing and preparing corrections staff to perform two executions. Since leaving his position, Mr. Thompson has been an outspoken critic of the death penalty working with repeal groups and Legislatures across the country. You won’t want to miss his exciting perspective!

When: Monday, November 10th 7:00-8:30pm
Where: Harper Center at Creighton University
602 N. 20th Street
Omaha, NE  68178
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By NADP Executive Director, Stacy Anderson

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 these 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 exciting parts of getting to spend time with these amazing individuals, 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.