For decades, AFSC has worked to end the use of the death penalty as well as life and long-term sentences. Please join us in urging Congress and President Biden to end the death penalty once and for all.
The death penalty flies in the face of moral values, common sense, and history. Death sentences do not deter crime, are disproportionately handed to people of color, and have been given to numerous individuals who were later exonerated.
In recent years, the use of the death penalty has declined sharply across the U.S. Since 2019, three states—Virginia, Colorado, and New Hampshire—have abolished the practice completely. Now it’s time for the federal government to follow suit.
In July 2021, the Biden administration rightfully announced it would reinstate a moratorium on federal executions. Now the president and Congress must permanently end this immoral and discriminatory policy!
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