Jesus, at Least, Opposed the Death Penalty PDF Print E-mail
March 27, 2013

By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

In an act that echoed the backroom negotiations of Temple court lawyers 2,000 years ago, Senator Thom Goolsby (R-New Hannover) pushed a bill through Senate committee on Tuesday of Holy Week that would resume executions in North Carolina.

Ironically, his supporters argued that the cross justifies their desire for retributive justice.
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Act Now for Delaware! PDF Print E-mail
March 25, 2013

We have really big news.

Tomorrow Delaware’s Senate will vote on SB 19, the bill that will repeal the death penalty.

If you live in Delaware, please act right now.

Click here to send an email to your Senator. Tell your friends.
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Morally Indefensible PDF Print E-mail
March 25, 2013

A bill has been introduced in the NC Senate that would repeal the NC Racial Justice Act and restart executions in our state.

Sen. Thom Goolsby of New Hanover County has introduced SB 306, which the Senate Judiciary I Committee will be taking up tomorrow.

Please take action immediately. Write to your senator right now, encouraging him or her to vote against SB 306.

The Senate Judiciary I Committee will be taking up SB 306 Tuesday, March 26 at 10 a.m. in room 1027 of the Legislative Building, 16 West Jones St., Raleigh.
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MD: We Did It! Ohio Tonight PDF Print E-mail
March 18, 2013

We did it!

Maryland has officially repealed the death penalty and we just need Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley to sign the repeal bill into law, which he has promised to do.

Gov. O’Malley has been at the forefront of this effort, championing the Maryland repeal bill that will soon become law and promising to allocate money for programs to help murder victims’ family members.

Please take a moment to thank Gov. O’Malley by clicking here.
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Boone, NC Calls for Repeal PDF Print E-mail
March 25, 2013

We are thrilled to announce that Boone has become the fourth local North Carolina Government to call for death penalty repeal. The decision was unanimous. Read more here.
 
Maryland Repeals Death Penalty! PDF Print E-mail
March 15, 2013

Congratulations! Moments ago, two blocks from the docks where Kunta Kinte of Alex Haley's Roots saga was sold into slavery in 1767, the Maryland House of Delegates, by a vote of 82 - 56, dismantled arguably one of the legacies of slavery and lynchings that has echoed through the centuries by abolishing the death penalty.

Maryland is now the first state below the Mason-Dixon Line to have abolished capital punishment, the eighteenth in the United States. Almost all of the men on Maryland's death row in the modern era have been African-Americans whose victims were white. Nearly 100 percent of executions in the past decade have taken place in the former Confederacy from neighboring Virginia southward.

What a huge victory! Thank you!
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