It Ends November 6th

Today is October 10, 2011 – it’s the International Day Against the Death Penalty, and so i went a-looking for an action to that effect. i found information at about Taxpayers for Justice’s “SAFE California Act” (SAFE stands for “Savings, Accountability, and Full Enforcement”), which intends to end California’s death penalty by November 6th, 2012:

The SAFE California Act will:

* Replace California’s death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole;
* Require inmates to work and pay restitution to the victims’ compensation fund; and
* Allocate $100 million over three years to solve more murders and rapes in California and protect our families.

The SAFE California Act is an important law because:

* Murders and rapists need to be caught and brought to justice. But 46% of murders and 56% of rapes go unsolved every year. We need to use our limited resources to investigate and solve these crimes and keep our families safe, not on our broken death penalty.
* We remain at risk of executing an innocent. Nationally, 139 people have been freed from death row after they were found to be innocent. With the death penalty, we will always risk executing innocent people.
* Since California voted to reinstate the death penalty in 1978, our state has spent $4 billion dollars to execute only 13 people. If the SAFE California Act is passed by voters on November 6, 2012, we will save $1 billion in only five years.

More information – and an opportunity to donate and/or receive campaign updates – are at


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