Fix the Felony-Murder Law
We need your help!
In Illinois, a person can be charged and convicted of first-degree murder—a conviction that carries a minimum sentence of 20 years and a maximum sentence of life—even if they did not actually kill the victim or intend to commit the murder.
In August 2019, in Lake County, Illinois, authorities charged five teenagers with the murder of their 14-year-old friend/cousin—despite none of them having pulled the trigger. While officials ultimately dropped the charges in this case, it's time to fix the law that allowed the charges in the first place. This law causes harm and suffering without protecting community safety.
Please complete this letter campaign AND call your state representative and senator. Ask your lawmakers to fix Illinois's felony-murder law when they meet on Friday, January 8.