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April 14, 2011 • Victory

Illinois General Assembly Votes to Abolish Death Penalty

On January 11, the Illinois Senate joined the Illinois House of Representatives in voting to abolish the death penalty. If...

February 16, 2011 • Post

Montana Senate Votes to Abolish Death Penalty

By a 26-24 vote, the Montana Senate yesterday voted to repeal the death penalty. Twenty-two Democrats and 4 Republicans voted for the measure (SB 185), which now goes to the House.

March 24, 2021 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Applauds Virginia for Abolishing the Death Penalty

Reacting to news that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has signed a bill to abolish the death penalty in the Commonwealth, Kristina Roth, Senior Advocate for Criminal Justice Programs at Amnesty International USA, released the following statement:

February 24, 2021 • Page

Week of Action to Abolish the Death Penalty

October 11, 2018 • Press Release

Washington Becomes the 20th State to Abolish the Death Penalty  

Reacting to news that the Washington State Supreme Court has ruled the death penalty violates its Constitution, Kristina Roth, Senior Program Officer at Amnesty International USA stated: “This is tremendous news …

September 13, 2018 • Press Release

Amnesty International USA Will Continue Its Fight for New Hampshire to Abolish the Death Penalty

Reacting to news that the New Hampshire state legislature has failed to override the Governor’s veto, which would have ended the death penalty in New Hampshire once and for all, …

October 13, 2017 • Medium Post

40 years of campaigning to abolish the death penalty

By Kristina Roth, Senior Program Officer for Criminal Justice Programs, Amnesty International USA October 10 was the 15th annual World Day Against the Death Penalty. In 1977 Amnesty International held a conference in Sweden on the death penalty, leading to the Declaration of Sto...

May 31, 2017 • Event

Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty

For four days, death penalty abolitionists from around the country will gather at the steps of the Supreme Court to call for an end to capital punishment in the United …

May 17, 2017 • Issue

Abolish The Death Penalty

April 6, 2016 • Post

10 Reasons to Abolish the Death Penalty

Today, Amnesty International released its annual report on the use of the death penalty worldwide. 2015 was a year of extremes – the number of executions worldwide skyrocketed, but here in …