NH Religious Leaders Call for Death Penalty Repeal PDF Print E-mail
Religious leaders, police officers, attorneys and family members of homicide victims urged New Hampshire lawmakers this month to repeal the state's death penalty law.

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Kansas Death Penalty Hearing Touches Deep Emotions PDF Print E-mail
From the Kansas City Star

TOPEKA — In a two-hour hearing of tearful testimony from families of victims and men falsely convicted of murder, state senators got their first look at a bill to repeal the death penalty in Kansas.

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New Poll PDF Print E-mail
Younger Christians Less Supportive of the Death Penalty

Jan. 2014 - Only 23 percent of practicing Christian millennials support the death penalty, according to a new poll reported on by the Religion News Service. Read the full article here.
Final Action: RJA Repealed PDF Print E-mail
June 20, 2013

NC Gov. Signs Racial Justice Act Repeal

Undoing four centuries of government executions is not easy.

Yesterday NC Gov. Pat McCrory signed Senate Bill 306 into law, repealing the NC Racial Justice Act and setting off a costly legal challenge in the courts before any executions would resume.
The death penalty in Wisconsin: Gone now 160 years PDF Print E-mail
July 9, 2013

By Alexander “Sandie” Pendleton    

July 10 is the 160th anniversary of the abolition of the death penalty in Wisconsin. This sets Wisconsin apart from other jurisdictions. Nationally, Wisconsin law has been completely without the death penalty longer than the laws of any other state. Wisconsin also has been without the death penalty longer than any European country (even longer than the Vatican).
Tell NC's Governor Racism Is Bad PDF Print E-mail
June 13, 2013

Debbie Biesack and the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, two of PFADP's national board members, and I are among the nearly 400 people who have been arrested recently and spent the night in jail over, in part, the repeal of the NC Racial Justice Act. The Forward Together movement continues to grow, but we need you to speak up right now.

The first bill to repeal the RJA was introduced on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination. Yesterday the NC Senate finalized the repeal of the RJA – on the 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers' assassination.
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