Russ Feingold

It's just really tragic that after all the horrors of the last 1,000 years, we can't leave behind something as primitive as government sponsored execution.

-Russ Feingold

Aberon Waugh

The main objection to killing people as a punishment...is that killing people is wrong.

-Aberon Waugh

Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun

From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.

-Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun

John Donne

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.

-John Donne

Helen Prejean

Government... can't be trusted to control its own bureaucrats or collect taxes equitably or fill a pothole, much less decide which of it's citizens to kill.

-Sister Helen Prejean

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson calls for death penalty repeal

On Monday, January 16th, Washington’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson will call for legislation to end the state’s death penalty. He, along with former Washington A.G. Rob McKenna, will ascend the state Capitol steps in Olympia to ask  the members of the legislature to turn the current death penalty moratorium into a permanent change in the law. Repeal of the death penalty makes permanent in Washington would add to a growing discontent with the death penalty, by repealing the law as a failed public policy.  In a flood of recent studies the death penalty  is shown to be biased in its administration,  prone to mistakes in administration as well as carrying out executions and extremely costly and wasteful of tax-payers.  The grass-roots organization Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is urging citizens to show up in support of the attorney general, the governor and new repeal legislation o the Capitol steps at 1PM on Mon. Follow the action:   Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Website: abolishdeathpenalty.org Email: info@abolishdeathpenalty.org Phone: (206) 622-8952

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