Today is March 1st — Death Penalty Abolition Day. It’s the anniversary of the date in 1847 that Michigan became the first English-speaking territory in the world to abolish the death penalty. Our friend Marietta Jaeger-Lane compiled the story years ago. Today we updated and republished it. Please share from our Facebook and/or Twitter pages.
Speaking of social media, there are so many updates we could share — each really needs its own e-mail to tell the whole story. But you can find the most urgent news and updates posted almost every day — that’s why it’s important to follow Death Penalty Action on Facebook and/or Twitter. And there is no more critical time than now, when even red states like Wyoming and Montana are considering ending executions, with legislative repeal bills in consideration in at least six states around the country.
Death Penalty Action believes we can be safe from dangerous offenders and hold them accountable without killing them. Execution is NOT the solution. Death Penalty Action stands in the gap to stop executions and end the death penalty. The work we are doing together is more important than ever.
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Thank you for standing with us in the struggle to end the death penalty.
— Abe & Scott
Death Penalty Action
PS: GET YOUR T-SHIRTS! Wear the message! Please visit http://deathpenaltyaction.org/wear-the-message to check out Death Penalty Action’s AbolitionWear shop. We have a variety of new designs. Share the link with others and on your social media. Thank you!