By Abraham J. Bonowitz, Delaware State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator
I have been in the heart of the campaign to end the death penalty for years, and Delaware is closer than ever to abolishing this ultimate denial of human rights – but we need your help to win.
Even if you have already done so, if you live in Delaware, it’s time again to tell your legislators to vote “Yes” on SB-19, Delaware’s Death Penalty Repeal bill.
Humans make mistakes – and in the case of the death penalty, the stakes are too high to allow for any chance of error.
Why am I so sure we need to act now?
In the United States, 144 people have been exonerated from death row. That means that 144 people were arrested, wrongfully convicted, and sentenced to death.
Others were executed before having a chance to prove their innocence.
The truth is that humans make mistakes – and in the case of the death penalty, the stakes are too high to allow for any chance of error.
We can do this, but only with your help. This is our moment. Help end the death penalty in Delaware. Take action now!
With such overwhelming support from across Delaware, it’s time Senate Bill 19 finally gets the vote it deserves.
Don’t wait – this is the time to make your voice heard.
Together, we can play a part in ending Delaware’s death penalty for good.