NACDL News: NACDL Supports ‘90 Million Strong Campaign’ Against the Death Penalty

At an event on Dec. 9, 2014, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., NACDL officially joined in the launch of the “90 Million Strong Campaign” against the death penalty in America. Organized by the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP), the campaign’s goal is to bring together the millions of Americans who believe the death penalty is wrong, but who have not yet taken action to abolish it. The campaign seeks to build upon the growing momentum away from capital punishment — 31 states and the District of Columbia either do not have the death penalty or have not executed an individual in the past five years, and six states have abolished the death penalty over the past decade.