The bill to repeal the death penalty will be debated on the House floor this Thursday, January 28. After being stalled in committee for three years, the full House will finally get a chance to weigh in.
Delaware’s death penalty has become a symbol of the broader problems with race and the criminal system. A Cornell University Study found that 70 percent of Delaware’s death sentences were in cases where the murder victim was white, even though the majority of murder victims are black.
This Thursday is do or die. The House floor is the final hurdle before death penalty repeal goes to the Governor, who has already agreed to sign it. Our partners at the Delaware Repeal Project continue to mobilize diverse voices to show lawmakers that Delawareans are ready to see the death penalty end. Repeal gains momentum every day.
This is your last chance to share YOUR reasons for supporting repeal. Email your Representative now and show him/her what momentum looks like!
Together, we can make the “First State” the next state to end the death penalty!
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