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The death penalty hurts, rather than helps, people who have lost relatives and loved ones to violent crimes. In order to make this point known, a number of murder victim family members recently signed a letter addressed to our state legislators, calling for an end to capital punishment in the state of Illinois.
For the full statement, click on the attachment below.
ICADP's December E-Newsletter is hot off the press! View a PDF copy by clicking on the attachment below.
You may have already heard about our plan to pass repeal bill, SB 3539, during the first Lame-duck session of the General Assembly in January. But we need your help! ICADP would love to see a great crowd of abolitionists down in Springfield lobbying in support of our bill, so we're hosting another Lobby Day on Tuesday, January 4th. Your voice and presence at the state capitol will go a long way to encourage legislators to vote YES on SB 3539, and together we can end the death penalty in the state of Illinois.
Click the link to register for January Lobby Day:
Hear it for yourself on Monday: What happened in Veto Session and How Illinois Will (Finally) Pass Repeal
SB 3539 to repeal Illinois' death penalty passed the House Judiciary II Committee on Tuesday but didn't make it to the floor of the House before the end of the fall Veto Session. Never fear! It's alive and well - and headed to the House floor - in January.
Get the full run down of what happened and, more importantly, what we will and can do to pass repeal in January.
Join us for our bi-monthly conference call on Monday night 12/6 at 7pm. Participants can listen in right from the comfort of home.
OPEN TO ALL!
Monday, 12/6 7pm
Anyone can call: 218-936-7979 (Code: 663 294)
Veto Session was a whirlwind roller coaster for our campaign to pass SB 3539 to repeal Illinois' death penalty. No matter where you live in Illinois, there was coverage of the action. Here's a wrapup of the media from this week, with newest coverage first:
Bloomington Pantagraph -- http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/government-and-politics/article_edd...
LaSalle News-Tribune -- http://www.newstrib.com/articles/news/local/default.asp?article=24609&an...
Galesburg Register-Mail -- http://www.galesburg.com/news/x1384148708/Removal-of-death-penalty-would...