May 27, 2015
Today, Nebraska State Senators voted legislative repeal of the death penalty into law, overriding the Governor’s veto. This law marks a historic chapter in the national repeal movement, as Nebraska becomes the nineteenth state to end the use of the death penalty.
Republicans, Democrats and Independents reached across the aisle to champion repeal, making Nebraska the first red-state in recent years to end the death penalty. Their bi-partisan success today demonstrates growing recognition that the death penalty is a broken and morally bankrupt public policy. We thank Catholic lawmakers, the Nebraska Catholic Conference, the Bishops, Catholic citizens, EJUSA, and NADP for advocating on behalf of the sanctity of all life and the dignity of the human person. Your voice was integral to today’s victory.
The Catholic Mobilizing Network celebrates this historic end to executions in Nebraska. Repealing capital punishment moves our country closer to a culture of life and away from a culture of death.