Above: Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty logo
Please sign the postcard below to be delivered to your legislators during this legislative session.
The WCADP is joined by ACLU, Catholic Mobilizing Network (CMN), Death Penalty Focus (DPF), Faith Action Network (FAN), Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) Western Washington, League of Women Voters of WA, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS), Sisters of Providence, Tacoma Dominicans, Quaker Voice, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL), Washington Defender Association (WDA), Whatcom Peace & Justice Center, and Witness to Innocence to make the 2018 legislative session a success!
Above: A photo of the state capitol building with text that says "Olympia: It’s time to repeal the death penalty.”
Photographer: George Skadding
As your constituent, I urge you to support legislation to repeal Washington’s death penalty. The death penalty has failed Washington. There are many reasons to repeal the death penalty. It is not a deterrent and does not keep us safe.
Each death penalty case in Washington costs an average of $1 million more than a similar case where the death penalty was not sought.
Studies show that jurors in Washington state are more than four times more likely to recommend a death sentence for a black defendant than for a white defendant in a similar case.
There is a risk of killing innocent people - since 1973, 160 men & women have been exonerated from death rows across the U.S.
The death penalty is a failed public policy that doesn't keep us safe and routes money away from programs that serve our communities.
Thank you for signing the postcard to be delivered to your legislators on Lobby Day 2018!
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