Tuesday, March 17, 2009

 

New Mexico on the Brink of Repeal


On Friday, March 13, the New Mexico State Senate voted 24-18 in favor of repeal of the death penalty. This vote marked the last hurdle for abolition in the New Mexico legislature. Governor Bill Richardson has until tomorrow to decide if he will sign the repeal legislation into law, abolishing the death penalty in New Mexico.

Please join abolitionists from around the country in urging Governor Richardson to make New Mexico the second state to abolish the death penalty since the 1960s.

Vote YES in this online poll (down in middle of page): http://www.abqjournal.com/

Contact Gov. Richardson urging him to support the repeal of the death penalty in New Mexico, House Bill 285. Call Governor Richardson: 505-476-2225. Email Governor Richardson by CLICKING HERE.

There is no doubt that the abolitionist movement is gaining momentum. State legislatures around the country are realizing that the death penalty is unfair, risks executing the innocent, and is far too expensive to fix and maintain. New Mexico is the newest example that abolition is a reality and that the states that still have the death penalty are on the wrong side of justice. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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