Urge PA House Judiciary Committee Not to Expand the Death Penalty

From Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (http://www.pa-abolitionists.org/):


Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee with the following message: We should repeal the death penalty, not expand it. Please oppose HB 317.


HB 317 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0317) has been scheduled for a hearing in the PA House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 10 AM.  This bill would add an aggravating circumstance to the death penalty statute.  The bill’s supporters hope that it will make them look tough on crime but, in reality, it’s a waste of money and doesn’t make us any safer.


Please call and forward this request to others who want to put an end the death penalty.


Here’s a link to a list of the members of the House Judiciary Committee and their contact info: http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0317


Questions? Contact PADP at http://www.pa-abolitionists.org/content/contact.

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