Petition statement to be delivered to Governor Martin O'Malley

Governor O'Malley: Repeal Maryland's Death Penalty

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Petition Statement

Governor O'Malley: Please make it a top priority in 2013 to repeal Maryland's death penalty and redirect some of the money saved to support victims' families.
There are currently 1,523 signatures. NEW goal - We need 2,000 signatures!

Petition Background

Maryland's death penalty makes too many mistakes. It diverts funds from the real needs of victims' families. And it certainly doesn’t do anything to solve or prevent crimes. There have been no death sentences since 2004, and no executions since 2005, but it remains a huge drain on our budget.

2012 was quite a year for progressives in Maryland – passage of the DREAM Act and marriage equality were both great steps forward. Now it’s time to finish the job and repeal the death penalty.

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