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Dear Fellow Abolitionist,
A short time ago, Connecticut Governor Dannell P. Malloy signed into law LCO 3121/SB 280, An Act Revising the Penalty for Capital Felonies, which passed the Connecticut legislature with strong bi-partisan votes. Connecticut is now the 5th state in as many years and the 17th state in the nation to have abandoned the death penalty! Read Governor Malloy's Statement here, the Hartford Courant is here, and USA Today has this on shifts in support for ending the death penalty.
Please click here to take action now!
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has issued the following statement:
“The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty joins with the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty and its allies in applauding Governor Dannell P. Malloy for signing legislation to repeal the death penalty in his state.
“The momentum in this country is toward ending the death penalty. With Governor Malloy’s leadership in Connecticut, we now have five states that have abandoned the death penalty in five years. The numbers of new death sentences and executions are down and there is a growing body of evidence exposing the death penalty system as failed public policy. We look forward to more states across the country joining the list of those without capital punishment in the coming years. The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has been at it for 35 years, and I am pleased to say that the end of our struggle is in sight.”
Let's build on this momentum. The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty marks the passage of the Connecticut bill repealing the death penalty by asking you to do two things:
#1 - Please click here to send a brief letter to the editor of your local newspaper pointing to the building momentum towards ending the death penalty in the United States; and
#2 - Make repeal possible in more states by making a special gift to the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty in celebration of Connecticut becoming the 17th state to abandon the death penalty, and to keep us moving forward! Click here to donate now!
We are working across the country to help local grassroots organizations build the political strength and capacity to save lives by ending the death penalty.
Especially today, Your support makes the difference. Thank you.
Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director
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