Thank you Maryland for abolishing the death penalty!

Take Action On This IssueThe vote is in! Maryland’s General Assembly has voted to make Maryland the 18th U.S. state to repeal the death penalty, a cruel, unnecessary and wasteful policy that risks executing the innocent.
Governor Martin O’Malley has taken a leading role in the fight to end the death penalty, and has said he will sign the abolition bill into law. Please thank him for his leadership and influence, which helped push death penalty repeal across the finish line this year!
But our work in Maryland isn’t over. Urge Governor O’Malley to commute Maryland’s 5 remaining death sentences. Also, the death penalty repeal bill does not contain much needed — and originally included — funding to support victims’ families.  Keep the pressure on Gov. O’Malley to put funding for victims’ families in his budget.
Let’s celebrate Maryland as the 18th state to…

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