Posts Categorized: Federal Death Penalty

Urge your MOC's to Remove Death Penalty Provision

Dear Abolitionists, Today (7/20/09) the U.S. Senate passed the Matthew Shepherd Hate Crimes Prevention Act, with an amendment making hate crimes punishable by death. Below please find the statement of the President of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, of which NCADP is an active member. Please contact your members of congress (House and Senate)…read more

Urgent Federal Action

Dear Friends, Senator Sessions is expected to offer an amendment to the Mathew Shepherd Hate Crimes Prevention Act which would authorize the penalty for hate crimes offenses. The Sessions amendment will introduce constitutional issues concerning the use of capital punishment for non homicidal crimes. Moreover, even if the death penalty is limited to hate crimes…read more

Texas Can Help End the Death Penalty

Hello, I’m writing to you today because of an issue that is very important to me, and may be to you as well. I learned this morning that Senator Russ Feingold (D-Wis) will be introducing a bill in the Senate subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights to abolish the death penalty in…read more