Death Penalty Repeal Bill Filed; Please Thank Sponsor

This week Rep. T. J. Berry (R-Kearney) filed HB 135, a bill that would repeal the death penalty in our state.  Catholic teaching opposes the use of the death penalty because it disregards the sanctity and dignity of human life and promotes violence as a solution to society’s problems.

Please send a note of thanks to Rep. Berry for his leadership on this issue.  If HB 135 gains traction, lawmakers will have the opportunity to assess concerns about the death penalty including its cost, fairness, and accuracy as a punishment.