On January 28, 2016, the Delaware House of Representatives voted against Senate Bill 40 16-23-2.
Rep. Kim Williams’ NO vote was part of a procedural strategy to allow the bill to remain alive this session for a future vote.
Thank you to all those who showed courage and leadership in supporting this smart-on-crime bill.
Do not lose heart. Every time the issue is discussed, more light is shone on the issue. Abolition is coming. Please continue to contact your legislators on this important issue!
Delaware Representatives will finally have a chance to vote on SB 40 this Thursday, January 28th at Legislative Hall. The session starts at 2:00pm, but please arrive early to get a seat. Help us pack the House hall in Dover as legislators debate the bill.
The Press Conference is still scheduled for Wednesday, January 27th at 12:00pm. This event will help to build momentum for the debate and vote on Thursday.
This week, please contact your Representatives and urge them to vote YES on SB 40.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Press Conference!
Please Join the coalition supporting the Delaware Repeal Project for a press conference to address the racial inequities and other flaws in Delaware’s criminal justice system, and call for repeal of the death penalty. If you are available, please plan to stay and lobby your elected representative. Materials will be provided. Wednesday January 27, 2016 at 12:00pm. House Chamber in Legislative Hall. For more information please contact email@example.com. Please spread the word to your friends and groups. The more people who attend, the more our legislators will see that the death penalty is not the right policy for Delaware.
Sunday January 24, 2016 at 3pm Delaware Repeal will host a twitter chat about helping pass Senate Bill 40 to repeal Delaware’s death penalty. Follow the hashtag #RaceJusticeDE.
The Jan. 20 press conference at legislative hall was postponed to Jan. 27. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out or give me a call.
Min. Rachel B. Livingston, BSME, MDiv
The Delaware Repeal Project 505 Washington st., Wilmington, DE 19801
Please Join the coalition supporting the Delaware Repeal Project for a press conference to address the racial inequities in Delaware’s criminal justice system and call for repeal of the death penalty. If you are available, please plan to stay and lobby your elected representative. Materials will be provided. Wednesday January 20, 2016 at 12:00pm. Room 112 in the Tatnall Building, 150 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd S, Dover DE 19901. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us at this very important town hall meeting. Momentum for repeal is growing. A large crowd at this event will show our legislators and the media that we will not tolerate racial bias in Delaware’s criminal justice system, especially the death penalty. The event “Life or Death: A Critical Look at Criminal Justice and Race,” will be held at 7 pm at Tabernacle Full Gospel Baptist Church, 501 N Washington St, Wilmington, DE 19801. It will feature an extraordinary group of speakers including: Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court Leo Strine; Tamika Mallory, Director of the National Action Network; Shefon Taylor and Charles Madden with the Wilmington HOPE Commission; and Yasser Payne, Professor of Black American Studies at the University of Delaware.
Join the discussion of Criminal Justice Reform. Come to one, two, or all of the following events and learn more about Criminal Justice. Raise your voice in support of death penalty repeal. Other events will be posted as they are scheduled.
Get energized at the Rally with special musical guest Black Thought at 9:30 am, then let your voice be heard at the Hearing at 11:00 am. Looking forward to seeing you there!