Congress: Abolish the Federal & Military Death Penalty
Many problems exist with federal, military and state death penalty laws. These issues are explored in great detail, here. The death penalty is not necessary to be safe from people who have killed others, or to hold them accountable. In an era where support for capital punishment is waning and states are abolishing the punishment, the federal government began an execution spree in July, 2020 with the first federal executions since 2003. A record-setting 13 prisoners were executed between July 15, 2020 and January 16, 2021.
Please join us in asking members of congress to address pervasive unfairness and systemic racism in the criminal legal system by ending the federal and military death penalty; Sign on in support of H.R. 262/S.B. 582, Rep. Pressley's & Senator Durbin's Federal Death Penalty Prohibition Act of 2021. (Rep. Espaillat has a similar bill in H.B. 97.)
Tell congress the death penalty is not an effective tool to stop crime. Government makes mistakes, the criminal justice system is fraught with disparity and unfairness, prison workers should not be forced to take on the burden of killing defenseless prisoners once let alone at the rapid pace of the current federal execution schedule, and it is a cruel hoax to suggest that executions provide healing to murder victim family members.