House Bill 125, the bill proposing to reinstate Delaware’s death penalty statute, died in June 2018 at the end of the Delaware General Assembly’s 149th Legislative Session. The House had passed HB 125, but the bill remained in the Senate Judiciary Committee when the session ended. The next two year General Assembly Session, General Assembly 150, will begin in January 2019. Any legislation related to the death penalty in Delaware would have to be introduced as a brand new bill.
Thank you to all who worked so hard to keep Delaware free of the death penalty!
Join us for a short business meeting followed by a presentation:
Reimagining Justice: How Restorative Justice Satisfies the Needs of Victims, Offenders, and Communities
Monday, November 27th, 2017
6:45 pm Business Meeting, 7:00 pm Speaker
Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803
Crime causes injury to people and communities. Restorative Justice offers principles and practices to address the harms that have occurred, the needs that have arisen from those harms, and who is obligated to meet those needs. Barbie Fischer is Executive Director of Restorative Encounters, a non-profit whose aim is to encourage taking responsibility for our actions and working toward healing all affected by crime. Ms. Fischer has over 15 years of experience in restorative justice, working in community and program development with various organizations around the world.
The annual meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
Delaware Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty is a restorative justice project of Pacem in Terris.
DCODP Monthly Meeting
Monday, October 23, 2017, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Join us to find out the crucial role that you can play in keeping Delaware Death Penalty Free!
Wilmington Friends Meeting Social Room, 401 N. West Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.
All are welcome.
Please join us for our monthly meeting
Monday, September 25th, 2017
5:30pm to 6:45pm.
Westminster Presbyterian Church – Classroom 6
1502 W. 13th St., Wilmington, DE 19806.
Free parking across the street.
All are welcome.
Part of the mission of Delaware Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty is education. We need your help at Newark Community Day to spread the message that Delaware needs to remain free of the death penalty. Join us for an hour or two to hand out materials or help visitors take a poll. It’s easy and fun.
Sunday, 9/17/17, 11am – 4pm, University of Delaware Green, Newark, Delaware.
For further information about Newark Community Day, click here.
To notify us that you can volunteer or if you have questions, click here.
Greetings all Death Penalty Abolitionists in the State of Delaware:
On Tuesday, May 9, 2017 you are needed at Legislative Hall, 411 Legislative Ave, Dover DE. House Bill 125 will be brought before the full House for a vote. Our purpose on Tuesday is to present a massive presence in the halls, offices of legislators and in the General Assembly chamber.
There will be no testimony from the public. Please call your Representative.
Please be in attendance in the building wearing either “red” or buttons or other ways to message that you are opposed to reinstatement of the death penalty. Make every attempt to meet with your Representative. Posters and signs are not permitted in the building. Bring photo i.d., which you will need to get in.
Most of these sessions start around 1:00 pm. but no exact time has been announced. If we hear something more specific we will post.
It was obvious that the House Judiciary Committee had no interest in the public testimony last Wednesday.
This is an opportunity for the OPPOSITION to be noticed.
With much gratitude for your ongoing efforts and support.
Delaware Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty