Recently, the entire country watched as Nebraska abolished the death penalty. Winning Connections was an integral part of this unlikely success story. We worked with the in-state coalition Equal Justice, including organizations such as the 8th Amendment Project.
Winning Connections carefully-crafted messages informed constituents of their representative’s vote and asked them to either thank the legislator for supporting the repeal or request that the lawmaker reverse his/her decision. Implementation occurred in two phases—initial passage and overriding the Governor’s veto. Our team closely monitored the changing opinions of lawmakers, sometimes changing targets and goals multiple times in one day.
The success of this repeal insures that no individual, particularly those who are wrongfully convicted, will be put to death by the State of Nebraska.