Washington, DC - 9/25/14 - The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty welcomes the gathering of national leadership to launch the publication: Moving Away from the Death Penalty, Arguments, Trends and Perspective.
We applaud the continued efforts of human rights and political leaders who continue to work to elevate the cause of human rights across the globe. More than 160 Member States of the United Nations have either abolished the death penalty or do not practice it. We will continue to work for the day when the United States can be among those leading lights.
As Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, says in the preface to this important publication:
“The death penalty has no place in the 21st Century.”
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is the nation's oldest organization dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty. We are comprised of an extensive network representing more than 100 state and national affiliate organizations and thousands of advocates and volunteers. Our members include families of murder victims, people across the political and religious spectrum, past and present law enforcement officials and prominent civil and racial justice organizations working to end the death penalty forever.
In January 2014, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty launched the 90 Million Strong Campaign to partner with and mobilize a growing number of national organizations and individuals who believe that it is time for the death penalty to end.