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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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.
 
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Maryland has officially repealed the death penalty and we just need Maryland Gov.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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Happening Now: Maryland Vote PDF Print E-mail
March 15, 2013

The Maryland House of Delegates is about to hold their final vote on SB 276, the bill that will repeal the death penalty.

Listen live to history in the making from the Maryland General Assembly’s website by clicking here.

Immediately following the vote, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will be hosting a press conference alongside coalition members who worked hard to make repeal possible. You can watch a live stream of the press conference here.

As always, we encourage you to follow our live updates on Facebook and Twitter.

Onward to victory!
 
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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Surging in Maryland PDF Print E-mail
March 14, 2013

We're surging towards repeal in Maryland.

The MD House Judiciary Committee passed the death penalty repeal bill, SB 276, by a vote of 14 – 8 last Friday. Debate on the bill began yesterday in the full House and a final vote is expected tomorrow. From there, the bill will go to MD Gov. Martin O’Malley to be signed into law.

Please continue to thank Gov. O’Malley for his hard work and support.

If you live in Maryland, please also take the following actions:

1. Encourage your delegates to support repeal. Click here to write to them right now.

2. Send a message to your senator. Click here to write to him or her right now.
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