10 in Congress Move To Abolish Death Penalty Across The USA

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:

Dennis Kucinich
Emanuel Cleaver
John Conyers
Donna Edwards
Keith EllisonJesse Jackson
Barbara Lee
Gregory Meeks
Robert Scott
Jose Serrano

All of these members of Congress are Democrats.

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  1. I strongly support the effort to abolish the death penalty under federal law. It is obvious that those entrusted with judiciously reviewing any person that has been given the death penalty simply doesn’t occur. The last straw was the Troy Davis execution where Georgia seemed to stiffen when the calls grew to review the reasons to put Mr. Davis to death. The death penalty is a blight on our society and needs to be eliminated by federal law.

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