FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 15, 2012
Groups Launch New Campaign to Mobilize Religious Call to Repeal Colorado's Death Penalty
DENVER -- People of Faith Against the Death Penalty and Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Foundation have teamed up to promote online letters from Colorado religious leaders and lay people calling for Colorado to repeal the death penalty.
"In the wake of Connecticut repealing its death penalty and Illinois, New Mexico, New Jersey and New York doing the same in recent years, the time has come for Colorado to put an end to the death penalty for the failed public policy that it is," said Lisa Cisneros, executive director of Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Foundation. "The religious communities in Colorado are at the forefront of this effort."
One letter is intended for pastors and religious leaders and another letter is for lay religious people to endorse.
"Colorado's religious communities have a long history of challenging the death penalty and calling for its repeal," said Stephen Dear, executive director of People of Faith Against the Death Penalty, a national nonprofit. "These letters provide a tangible step concerned people of faith can take to offer moral guidance and practical leadership towards repealing Colorado's death penalty and growing this movement."
The letters are available at www.corepeal.org.
Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in 1998 and has thousands of members in Colorado. People of Faith Against the Death Penalty is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1994 with thousands of individuals and religious communities as members.
For more information contact CADPF at info (at) coadp (dot) org or by phone at (303) 495-2910 or PFADP at info (at) pfadp (dot) org or (919) 933-7567.