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BREAKING: Repeal passes in Nebraska!

Nebraska passes repeal - on to the Governor! Moments ago, Nebraska lawmakers voted 32-15 to end the death penalty!

Repeal opponents attempted to kill the bill with a filibuster, but proponents mounted enough support to move the bill to the Governor. If he vetoes the bill – as he has promised – supporters need to hold every vote to override it.

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NYC: Join EJUSA for happy hour!

NYC happy hour invitationNYC happy hour invitationEJUSA’s Associate Board is throwing its very first event – and you’re invited!

Please join EJUSA for drinks, snacks, and conversation. You'll meet other like-minded New Yorkers and hear Executive Director Shari Silberstein share an update on our work reimagining the justice system, including ending the death penalty and increasing services for survivors of crime.

Date: Wednesday, June 3

Time: 5-7pm

Location: Sweetwater Social
643 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

RSVP at Eventbrite or on Facebook.

Breaking: Death penalty in Boston

Boston bombing vigilToday, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was sentenced to death for his role in the bombing at the Boston Marathon in 2013.

It was a trial the nation has been following for months.

But the final outcome makes the case an outlier. Death sentences have plummeted in recent years. Almost three-quarters of Boston residents opposed the death penalty in this case – even as they were surrounded by reports of emotional testimony during the trial. And less than two hours before the verdict, Nebraska Senators voted overwhelmingly to repeal the death penalty.

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