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Death Penalty Legislative Update - April 2013

Death Penalty Legislative Update – April 2013

– April 15, 2013 – March was an extraordinary month of activity in the movement to end the use of the death penalty! In Delaware, the Senate passed, by an 11-10 margin, SB 19, which ends the death penalty for... MORE

Promoting a Culture of Life in Colorado

Promoting a Culture of Life in Colorado

By Jennifer Kraska, Executive Director of the Colorado Catholic Conference – March 18, 2013 – This year, the Colorado Legislature will have the opportunity to debate a piece of legislation that would abolish the death penalty. The Colorado Catholic Conference... MORE

Raising Awareness of Death Penalty Failure in Colorado

Raising Awareness of Death Penalty Failure in Colorado

By Conor Boyle, Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty – March 18, 2013 – The Centennial State is poised to follow Maryland as an abolition state. Recent years have been turbulent for Coloradans due to multiple homicides, an upcoming... MORE

Asuntos para conversar con los legisladores

Respondiendo al pedido de algunos estados, CMN ha preparado para cada uno de ellos un folleto con la doctrina social de la Iglesia sobre la pena de muerte e informaciones específicas del estado mismo. Estos panfletos están diseñados especialmente para... MORE

Death Penalty State Talking Points

In response to requests from key states, CMN has drafted State Specific Talking Points, brief one page information sheets that share Catholic teaching and state-specific information on the death penalty. These are designed to educate Catholics attending diocesan or parish advocacy days... MORE

Looking Forward: CMN Sets Agenda for 2013

Looking Forward: CMN Sets Agenda for 2013

by Cathy Jarboe, CMN Director of Catholic State Networks and Organization – January 14, 2013 – In the past five years, five states have overturned the death penalty. Last year, California came close to replacing the death penalty, nearly passing... MORE

Colorado Catholic Conference Statement on the Death Penalty

– January 2009 – As the Catholic bishops of Colorado, and consistent with Christian respect for the sanctity of human life, we oppose the use of capital punishment in our state. We believe that all people have a natural right... MORE

Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penality

Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (CADP), formerly Coloradans Against the Death Penalty, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making our justice system more effective by establishing smart alternatives that abolish capital punishment. We are concerned citizens, religious leaders,... MORE

Colorado Catholic Conference

Colorado Catholic Conference

The Colorado Catholic Conference, a united voice of the three Catholic dioceses, speaks on public policy issues. Basing its mission on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as particularly expressed in Catholic social teaching and the consistent life ethic, the Conference... MORE

Colorado Scavenger Hunt

Colorado was the last state to perform an execution before capital punishment was briefly outlawed in Furman v. Georgia (1967). Since 1976, it has only executed one prisoner and was considered a de facto abolitionist state. However, Colorado’s capital punishment... MORE