In 2015 Nebraska lawmakers voted to replace Nebraska’s death penalty with mandatory life imprisonment. They passed LB268. Getting rid of Nebraska’s death penalty came up in our congregation during Listening Sessions last fall. The Listening Sessions were part of our local congregation-based community organizing, Omaha Together One Community (OTOC). The question is now on the November 8 general election ballot. Since the ballot wording may be confusing, OTOC has formed the Retain LB268 team to educate voters. If you want to help this team, contact Vicki Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is an update from Retain a Just Nebraska: