In 2015, the Nebraska Legislature voted to eliminate the death penalty by passing Legislative Bill 268 (LB 268).
Nebraskans for the Death Penalty launched a petition drive aimed at both blocking enactment of LB 268 and putting the future of the death penalty to a vote of the people.
The petition drive in the summer of 2015 was a tremendous success – more than 166,000 signatures were gathered from Nebraskans in all 93 counties in 86 days using hundreds of volunteer circulators.
The Secretary of State’s office and county election officials determined that more than enough valid signatures were gathered to block the law and allow a public vote at the 2016 general election.
Nebraska voters will decide whether to retain LB 268, and thereby eliminate the death penalty, or REPEAL LB 268 which would keep the death penalty.
Contributions to Nebraskans for the Death Penalty are NOT tax deductible. Nebraska law allows contributions from individuals, corporations and political action committees, and there are no limits on the amount of a contribution.