Final Vote for Repeal in Maryland Senate PDF Print E-mail
March 6, 2013

The Maryland Senate is holding final comments and vote on death penalty repeal this morning. Listen live here: mgaleg.maryland.gov/

(Scroll down the home page, and click the red "Live" button on the right hand side of the page under "Senate Session Status".)
 
Maryland Matters – Ask Stephen Colbert Tonight PDF Print E-mail
March 4, 2013

Be sure to tune in tonight as Kirk Bloodsworth, who is the first death row prisoner exonerated by DNA, appears on the Colbert Report.

We’ll be back in Annapolis tonight and tomorrow as the Senate floor debate continues and will be tweeting from https://twitter.com/PFADP.
 
Death penalty repeal bill clears early hurdle in Maryland Senate debate PDF Print E-mail
March 1, 2013

By John Wagner
The Washington Post

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s bill to repeal Maryland’s death penalty survived an early test Friday as supporters turned back an amendment that would have allowed executions to continue in some cases.
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Great News on Maryland – Action Alert PDF Print E-mail
February 21, 2013

Maryland is poised to repeal the death penalty soon. Yesterday, MD Sen. Robert Zirkin announced his support for the repeal bill. That major obstacle overcome, we expect the MD Judicial Proceedings Committee to vote for repeal tonight. The bill could reach the floor of the MD Senate as early as Saturday.

There are no guarantees. Act now.

Click here to send a message to all members of this committee to pass repeal without amendment.
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Maryland Update & Action PDF Print E-mail
February 26, 2013

The Maryland Senate last night delayed the debate and vote on the death penalty repeal bill. The bill is now scheduled for debate on Thursday at 8 am. Please visit us on Facebook or Twitter for updates.

In the meantime, please continue to take the following actions:

If you live IN MARYLAND:
  1. Send a message to your state senator, encouraging him or her to support repeal.
  2. Thank Gov. Martin O'Malley.
  3. Thank Sen. Robert Zirkin.
If you live OUTSIDE MARYLAND:

1. Thank Gov. Martin O'Malley.
2. Thank Sen. Robert Zirkin.
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Archbishop Lori, O'Malley among parade of witnesses urging death penalty repeal PDF Print E-mail

Supporters of capital punishment say it's still needed

February 14, 2013

By Timothy B. Wheeler and Michael Dresser
The Baltimore Sun

Sensing a real chance to abolish the death penalty in Maryland after years of trying, opponents of capital punishment brought a parade of religious, political and civil rights leaders to Annapolis Thursday to urge lawmakers to do away with the ultimate sanction.

Roman Catholic Archbishop William E. Lori, testifying before a legislative committee for the first time since taking the helm of the Archdiocese of Baltimore last year, said he had come to Annapolis to throw the church's support behind the repeal effort.

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