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90 million Americans believe the death penalty is wrong. We mobilize them to end the death penalty state by state.
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Election 2016: All 13 Candidates Positions on the Death Penalty

Election 2016: All 13 Candidates Positions on the Death Penalty Photo credit: usdailyreview.com

Some candidates have announced their opposition to the death penalty, and more have pointed to the numerous problems with it.

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Statement on Delaware Repeal Vote

Statement on Delaware Repeal Vote

"The votes in the Delaware state house may not have lined up behind us today, but the path is clear and the direction of history remains unmistakable."

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BREAKING NEWS: Death Penalty Repeal Advances in Two Key States

BREAKING NEWS: Death Penalty Repeal Advances in Two Key States

January 28th 2016 is set to be a big day for Abolition. Lawmakers in Delaware and Kansas have announced their intentions to move forward with death penalty repeal legislation early in 2016.

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Racial bias plagues Florida’s death penalty

Racial bias plagues Florida’s death penalty http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/pages/10400/f10400/f10400-23.htm

Professor Frank Baumgartner gives a good analysis on why the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Florida’s death penalty statute. Judges, rather than jurors, were making the ultimate decision about who should be sentenced to die.

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Reflections on Martin Luther King’s Legacy and the Death Penalty

Reflections on Martin Luther King’s Legacy and the Death Penalty

On the occasion of Martin Luther King Junior’s 87th birthday, we must examine our national progress on a project that Dr. King framed so beautifully throughout his life’s work.

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Do you believe the death penalty is wrong?

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Election 2016: All 13 Candidates Positions on the Death Penalty

Some candidates have announced their opposition to the death penalty, and more have pointed to the numerous problems with it.

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Delaware Repeal Measure Scheduled for Vote on House Floor

Momentum is building in Delaware behind a death penalty repeal bill that is scheduled to be considered on the house floor on Thursday January 28th.

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Kansas Repeal Legislation Introduced

On January 28th a bi-partisan group of law-makers will gather to announce their intention to move death penalty repeal legislation forward in Kansas.

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