The popular reaction against the execution of Troy Davis this week was remarkable. In my home town, I couldn’t even go to the public library without seeing demonstrators asking for a stay of execution. When Troy Davis was executed, the protests grew even larger.
A team of 10 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have responded to the citizen movement against the death penalty with H.R. 3051. The legislation would “abolish the death penalty under federal law”.
The representatives supporting this ban on executions are:
All of these members of Congress are Democrats.