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Republican support for death penalty down 5% in one year

downward trendSupport for the death penalty remains at an all-time low, according to a new poll released by Gallup last week. The poll reflects what we already know: Americans continue to be concerned about the death penalty’s deadly mistakes, its waste, and its failure to keep us safe or help communities heal from violence.

One noteworthy trend tracked by Gallup is the decline of support of the death penalty among republicans. This year’s poll shows that support has dropped 9% since 1994 – when support for the death penalty was at its peak – and a full 5% in just the last year.

New report: "Bridging the Divide"

Bridging the DivideBridging the DivideA new report, co-written by EJUSA Executive Director Shari Silberstein, was released called Bridging the Divide: A new paradigm for addressing safety, crime, and victimization.

Read the report and share it with your friends.

Two years in the making, this report is the culmination of four groundbreaking convenings that brought together criminal justice reformers and crime victim advocates to imagine a new justice system – one that promotes safety, accountability, justice, healing, and fairness and that meets the needs of the communities most impacted by crime and violence.

Faith, Encouragement, Action

Once & For AllI used to support the death penalty. I didn’t even have a rational explanation for it. If you’re comfortable in life, you can accept a lot of things uncritically.

I really started to look at it when Cherrell Brown started working at EJUSA and told me about it. Her work made me think, and not just about the death penalty. The whole criminal justice system.

Won’t you join me and make a generous gift today to support Cherrell and EJUSA’s other national outreach? Your gift will be matched as part of the Once and For All Campaign.

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