ACT NOW! Death Penalty Repeal Bill Vetoed

Nebraskans for Peace, along with Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, is urging you to please contact your representative TODAY. We want to thank those that supported repeal and ask them to see repeal through to the end by overriding the Governor’s veto. Ask those who voted against repeal to reconsider and to support the veto override on LB 268.
The following message is from our friends at NADP.

Today, Governor Ricketts followed through on his promise and vetoed the bill to repeal the death penalty. Senators must now vote once more to override the veto; we need at least 30 votes to do so. The Senators have been carefully thinking about this issue, and listening to feedback from their constituencies throughout this process – that is still the case. Please help us override the veto by contacting your Senator with this Action Alert. The email will be tailored to how your Senator voted, so you can easily thank them or ask them to reconsider. After emailing your Senator, please share this alert with your friends and family, and then consider calling your Senator or sending a handwritten note for additional impact.

The veto override vote could be heard as early as tomorrow - we won't know for sure until the schedule is published. Check this page later today to see if they've published the agenda for tomorrow. Consider coming to the Capitol to watch the debate and show your support. Thank you all for your continuous advocacy for repeal of the death penalty. You’ve helped us come to the threshold of a historic vote in Nebraska!

Toward justice,
Sarah
On behalf of all of NADP

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