End the Death Penalty!

The death penalty system in the United States is broken beyond repair. It is arbitrary, discriminatory and comes at an enormous cost to taxpayers, and it must be ended.

Click on your state below and TAKE ACTION to end the death penalty!

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  • Alaska

    • Alaska

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      Alaska abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 1957. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to Alaska, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Alabama

    • Alabama

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      Alabama: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Arkansas

    • Arkansas

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      Arkansas: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Arizona

    • Arizona

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      Arizona: Promote Death Penalty Abolition in Arizona!

      The biggest need right now in Arizona is public education efforts to draw attention to the issue of capital punishment and the need to fix this broken system. The ACLU of Arizona is asking abolition advocates to write letters to the editor of their local newspapers about the Troy Davis case and how it showcases the need to end the death penalty, across the country and at here at home. You can also take the action below and send a letter to Governor Brewer and your state legislators, letting them know that you support abolition of the death penalty.

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • California

    • California

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      Are you ready? WE ARE. It's time to end the death penalty.

      California is ready to vote YES for a SAFE California

      On November 6, 2012 California voters will have a chance to replace our state's broken death penalty with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

      California's death penalty was voted in by an initiative in 1978 so the only way for Californians to vote it out is through another ballot initiative. At over 700 death row inmates and a cost of nearly $1 billion in five years, California has the nation's biggest and most costly death penalty in the nation.

      The SAFE California campaign is ready to put an end to death sentences in the upcoming November 2012 election. SAFE California is currently looking for supporters across the county to host house parties to help spread the word about SAFE. If you would like to host a party, sign up today!


      Sign up to volunteer with the YES on Prop 34 Campaign.

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Colorado

    • Colorado

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      Colorado: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Connecticut

    • Connecticut

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to Connecticut, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • District of Columbia

    • Dist. of Columbia

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      The District of Columbia abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 1981. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to the District, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Delaware

    • Delaware

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      Delaware: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Florida

    • Florida

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      Florida: Ask Gov. Scott to Stop Signing Death Warrants

      Call or write Governor Scott today and ask him to stop signing death warrants

      Governor Rick Scott
      The Capitol
      400 S. Monroe Street
      Tallahassee, FL 32399
      Tele: 850-488-7146
      Fax: 850-487-0801
      Email: Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

      In addition to taking action above, please join us for these events on execution days:

      DAYTONA BEACH: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church: We travel to Starke to pray for the condemned and victims on execution day. Our bus leaves at 12:30PM. Our prayerful presence makes the statement that all killing is wrong and the State of Florida does not kill in our name. We encourage all, no matter their personal feelings about capital punishment, to join us as believers in the sanctity of all life. If you would like to join us, please call the parish office 386.255.0433.

      DUVAL COUNTY: Vigil with us for any upcoming executions, and stand up for an end to the death penalty in Florida. In front of the Duval County Courthouse located at 330 E. Bay Street, Jacksonville. Time: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Signs provided or bring your own. For more information, contact Jackie Gunning at 904-449-3328.

      FLAGLER COUNTY: Stand with us in support of life and dignity within a peaceful vigil in front of the Flagler County Courthouse from 3:30-4:30 P.M on execution days. Join us at the Courthouse on 1769 E. Moody Blvd, Bunnell. For information please contact Jackie Morelewicz by email Jackiem@cfl.rr.com or phone 386-986-3146.

      GAINESVILLE: To carpool to death row , gather at the UU Fellowship, 4225 NW 34th Street by 2:15 PM. CONTACT: Amy Jo Smith at 352-284-1749 or smithaj@bellsouth.net. Those unable to come to Starke are invited to make their own signs and be visible on the corner of University Ave. and 13th St. in Gainesville. The execution is scheduled for 4:00 PM.

      PALM BEACH GARDENS: Pax Christi Palm Beach will be standing in silent protest to the state sponsored killing being done in our name. We will gather before the Cathedral of St. Ignatius (N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens) on execution days at 3:45PM on Tuesday, November 15th. Please contact Maureen O'Connell (dorneyoc@aol.com) or Beth Cioffoletti (qbeth@bellsouth.net) for more information.

      PINELLAS COUNTY: Join Pax Christi Tampa Bay, Peace First, Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and other death penalty opponents at an anti-death penalty vigil from 3:30-4:30 PM on execution days, at the intersection of Ulmerton Road and 49th Street N. in mid-Pinellas County. Park in the lot next to Checkers on the northwest corner of the intersection. Signs will be provided, or you can bring your own. FMI: arichter58@msn.com or 727-573-2935.

      ST. JOHNS COUNTY: Join us for standing execution vigils on execution days, in front of the St. Augustine Beach City Hall at the corner of A1A and 16th Street. Time: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Signs provided or bring your own. 'We cannot teach that killing is wrong by killing.' Contact for more information -- Nancy O'Byrne at 904-461-9216 or obyrnen@bellsouth.net

      STARKE (Florida State Prison): Gather ACROSS from Florida State Prison on Highway 16 in Starke/Raiford, FL on execution days starting by 3:00pm. Please bring signs if you have them. NOTES from FADP: Florida State Prison is on the West side of the road. The designated protest area is on the East side of the road, with the entry road being opposite of the main entry to FSP and designated, 'New River Correctional Institution'. Public bathrooms at SE corner of red brick bldg. is usually open. We are unaware of any restrictions on the nature of signs, please bring clear and concise messages, printed boldly, with high contrast between the text and the background. Some signs will be available. Wear closed shoes and socks to protect yourself from the occasional presence of fire ants. With high profile state killings, airport rules apply.

      TALLAHASSEE: Tallahassee Citizens Against the Death Penalty, the Florida Catholic Conference, PAX Christi and concerned citizens gather at 3:45 PM, on execution days in front of the Governor's mansion. On the day following the execution at 12 noon, we invite all interested parties to meet for a Service of Remembrance at the Great Seal of Florida in the Rotunda of the Capitol. For additional information, contact Shirley Poore (shirleypoore@comcast.net) or 850-893-6838 or Juvais Harrington (juvais@harringtonconsulting.us).

  • Georgia

    • Georgia

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      Georgia: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Hawaii

    • Hawaii

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      Hawaii abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 1957. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to Hawaii, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Iowa

    • Iowa

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      Iowa abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 1965. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to Iowa, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Idaho

    • Idaho

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      Idaho: Join us in standing up against the death penalty!

      After 17 years with no executions carried out, Idaho executed Paul Ezra Rhoades in November of 2011 and Richard Leavitt in June of 2012. The Idaho Department of Corrections has made public their intentions to carry out more executions within the next couple of years. Contact the ACLU of Idaho to learn more about immediate actions and educational activities to end the death penalty in Idaho. For more information: 208-344-9750x202 or admin@acluidaho.org

  • Illinois

    • Illinois

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      Bring Back the Death Penalty to Illinois? Heck No!

      Illinois' death penalty system was a national embarassment. On March 9th, with the stroke of his pen, Governor Pat Quinn repealed the law - ending a shameful period in Illinois history, during which 20 men sentenced to death have been exonerated and released from the state's death row.

      Now some legislators in Springfield want to bring it back. Tell them HECK NO!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact the ACLU of Illinois to find out what you can do to make sure the death penalty stays a thing of the past in Illinois.

  • Indiana

    • Indiana

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      Indiana: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Kansas

    • Kansas

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      Kansas: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Kentucky

    • Kentucky

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      Kentucky: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!


      Kentucky officials spent their summer coming up with new and more effective ways to kill people. Their proposals leave a lot to be questioned, but the real question is this: when are Kentucky lawmakers going to get the hint? Kentuckians are no longer interested in sustaining this broken system.


      Sign the petition to Governor Beshear and urge him to end the death penalty in Kentucky!


      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Louisiana

    • Louisiana

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      Louisiana: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Massachusetts

    • Massachusetts

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      Massachusetts abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 1984. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to Massachusetts, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Maryland

    • Maryland

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      Maryland abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 2013. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to Maryland, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Maine

    • Maine

      Click on your state to TAKE ACTION!

      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      Maine abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 1887. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to Maine, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Michigan

    • Michigan

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      Michigan abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 1846. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to Michigan, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Minnesota

    • Minnesota

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      Minnesota abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 1911. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to Minnesota, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Missouri

    • Missouri

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      Missouri: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Mississippi

    • Mississippi

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      Mississippi: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Willie Manning was scheduled to be executed on May 7th, 2013, despite questions about his innocence. His execution was stayed at 3 p.m. Read more here.

       

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Montana

    • Montana

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      2013 could be the year we end the death penalty in Montana.

      Together with other members of the Montana Abolition Coalition, the ACLU of Montana is mobilizing victims' family members, civil liberties supporters, law enforcement, faith leaders and you to make abolition happen. This year, House Bill 370 seeks to abolish Montana's death penalty and replace it with life in prison without parole. This is truly a bipartisan bill, supported by Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives.

      Their reasons are many -- respect for human life, the chance of executing innocents, racial bias, cost... Whatever your reasons, we hope that you will join us in our efforts. Please email legislators today to tell them you support HB 370 to replace capital punishment with life in prison without parole. It's easy. Just click here and fill out this simple form.

      For more information, go to www.aclumontana.org/issues/death-penalty

  • North Carolina

    • North Carolina

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      North Carolina: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Elected officials in North Carolina are attempting to gut the historic Racial Justice Act, which protects against racial bias in the death penalty system. Take action now: sign the petition to protect this crucial law.
      http://bit.ly/maintainRJA

  • North Dakota

    • North Dakota

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      North Dakota abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 1973. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to North Dakota, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Nebraska

    • Nebraska

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      Nebraska: Tell your senators to end capital punishment.

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • New Hampshire

    • New Hampshire

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      New Hampshire: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

      NEW HAMPSHIRE: JOIN THE MOVEMENT TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY
      The NH Civil Liberties Union is a key coalition partner to the NH Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, a nonprofit organization bringing together diverse groups in their opposition to the death penalty and their commitment to working towards its repeal in New Hampshire. Membership in NHCADP is free and open to all. Learn more at www.nodeathpenaltynh.org

  • New Jersey

    • New Jersey

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      New Jersey abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 2007. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to New Jersey, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • New Mexico

    • New Mexico

      Click on your state to TAKE ACTION!

      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      New Mexico abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 2009. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to New Mexico, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Nevada

    • Nevada

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      Nevada: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • New York

    • New York

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to New York, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Ohio

    • Ohio

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      Ohio: Contact Governor Kasich and Ask for a Halt to Executions!

      On September 8, 2011, Ohio Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor announced that she would create a study commission to review the death penalty. Unfortunately, the state has continued to schedule executions through 2013, meaning people could be put to death before the commission releases its findings.

      Contact Governor John Kasich today and tell him to halt all executions while the commission conducts its review.

      Take Action: Call 614-466-3555 or complete this web form.

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

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  • Oklahoma

    • Oklahoma

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      Oklahoma: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Oregon

    • Oregon

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      Thank Governor Kitzhaber for Stopping the Execution of Gary Haugen!

      Please join the ACLU of Oregon in thanking Gov. Kitzhaber for stopping the scheduled execution of Gary Haugen by granting him a temporary reprieve. Without the courageous action of the governor, Oregon would have carried out its first execution in 14 years.

      The ACLU of Oregon, together with our coalition partners, petitioned the governor to take this action. In addition, almost a thousand Oregonians contacted him through our online action alert system, urging to stop the execution.

      The most powerful indictment of the death penalty came from Gov. Kitzhaber himself at the press conference announcing his decision: “The death penalty is morally wrong and unjustly administered... In my mind it is a perversion of justice.”

      Take action now: Thank Governor Kitzhaber for his historic decision to stop the execution of Gary Haugen.

      The governor called upon the Oregon Legislature to propose reforms to our broken death penalty system. The ACLU of Oregon will track these efforts closely and be sure to bring your voice to the table whenever possible. In the meantime, we continue our ongoing work with allies to put an end to the death penalty in Oregon.

  • Pennsylvania

    • Pennsylvania

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      Pennsylvania:Ask Governor Corbett to Support Clemency for Terry Williams


      Terrance "Terry" Williams is at risk of being the first person executed against his will in Pennsylvania since John Kennedy was president.


      This case was and is a tragedy in every sense. Several jurors recently stated that they would have ruled for a life-without-parole sentence for Terry if they had known all of the facts. Some jurors have also said that they opted for death because they mistakenly believed that a life sentence would afford Terry a parole opportunity.


      Contact Governor Corbett directly and ask him to support clemency for Terry Williams. Sign the petition in support of clemency that currently has nearly 14000 signatures. And learn more about the case at a website dedicated to Terry's plea for clemency.


      Ask the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons to support clemency for Terry Williams »

      DA’s office: Seth Williams at seth.williams@phila.gov

      Ask the Governor for Abolition of the Death Penalty! A death penalty abolition bill has been introduced in Pennsylvania: Senate Bill 423. Make sure to ask the Governor and your legislators to support SB 423 in your letter!.


      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Rhode Island

    • Rhode Island

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      Rhode Island abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 1984. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to Rhode Island, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      BUT WAIT! There's actually an action you can take right now! Governor Chaffee has refused to transfer an inmate to the federal government to face death penalty charges, specifically citing opposition ot the death penalty as his reason for doing so. Read more here then contact the Governor and thank him for his stand!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • South Carolina

    • South Carolina

      Click on your state to TAKE ACTION!

      South Carolina: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • South Dakota

    • South Dakota

      Click on your state to TAKE ACTION!

      South Dakota: Contact Us to Work on Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Tennessee

    • Tennessee

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      Tennessee: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Texas

    • Texas

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      Texas: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Utah

    • Utah

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      Utah: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Virginia

    • Virginia

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      Virginia: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Vermont

    • Vermont

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      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      Vermont abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 1964. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to Vermont, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Washington

    • Washington

      Click on your state to TAKE ACTION!

      The ACLU of Washington has joined the Safe and Just Alternatives campaign to end the death penalty. Together, we are working hard to build a broad-based, statewide campaign to pass legislation that will end capital punishment in Washington. Momentum is growing across the country to adopt safe and just alternatives to the death penalty. Four other states have recently moved away from this costly, ineffective, and unfair system and Oregon and California are considering joining them. We need your help to ensure that Washington is a part of this growing movement for change.

       

      Take the pledge to stand with us to end the death penalty.

       

      Take Action NOW: Please sign up to join the Safe and Just Alternatives Lobby Day on January 28.

       

      Learn more: www.sjawa.org

  • Wisconsin

    • Wisconsin

      Click on your state to TAKE ACTION!

      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      Wisconsin abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 1853. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to Wisconsin, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • West Virginia

    • West Virginia

      Click on your state to TAKE ACTION!

      Good News! There's No Death Penalty in Your State!

      West Virginia abolished the death penalty for state crimes in 1965. There's not currently any threat of the death penalty returning to West Virginia, but you can STILL work to make abolition a reality for the rest of the country!

      Sign our pledge to work to end the death penalty nationwide, by promising to take action whenever necessary to pass federal legislation, urge clemency or promote exoneration of the innocent.

      Pledge to End the Death Penalty via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

  • Wyoming

    • Wyoming

      Click on your state to TAKE ACTION!

      Wyoming: Contact the Governor and Ask for Abolition of the Death Penalty!

      Take action NOW via our Action Center!

      Want to do more? Contact your state ACLU affiliate to find out what you can do to end capital punishment in your state and across the country.

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