ACLU of Nebraska Secures $400,000 Grant to Fight Death Penalty Referendum

Affiliate: ACLU of Nebraska
June 19, 2015 3:15 pm

ACLU Affiliate
ACLU of Nebraska
Media Contact
125 Broad Street
18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
United States

LINCOLN, Neb – The ACLU of Nebraska announced today that it recently secured a $400,000 grant from a national funder, Proteus Action League, to fight back against the death penalty referendum. The ACLU of Nebraska has donated these funds to Nebraskans for Public Safety to conduct fraud watch, grassroots engagement, and public education efforts.

Statement from Danielle Conrad, Executive Director

“We are honored to have national support to end Nebraska’s broken death penalty once and for all. This support demonstrates the world is watching what is happening here this summer. This support will be like rocket fuel to the campaign. This funding will ensure a thoughtful public education effort informs Nebraskans when they make a decision about whether or not to sign petitions to revive a broken death penalty. We know many Nebraskans stand with us and want our state to move forward with smart alternatives that put public safety first while turning our attention to more positive statewide priorities like education and tax relief.”

About ACLU of Nebraska:
ACLU of Nebraska was founded almost fifty years ago and its diverse statewide membership works in courts, the legislature and our communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States and Nebraska guarantee everyone in this state. For more information, please visit:

By completing this form, I agree to receive occasional emails per the terms of the ACLU’s privacy policy.

The Latest in Capital Punishment

ACLU's Vision

The American Civil Liberties Union is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America.

Learn More About Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment issue image

The Capital Punishment Project works toward the repeal of the death penalty in the United States through strategic litigation, advocacy, public education, and training programs for capital defense teams.