For Immediate Release
June 19, 2015

Contact: Tyler Richard, Communications Director, trichard@aclunebraska.org or 402-476-8091 ext 104 cell: 402.202.6211

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."

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