Wyomingites will be taking their support for repealing the death penalty online during a statewide digital rally Tuesday night.
The digital rally is in support of Senate File 150. The bill to repeal the death penalty was introduced Monday.
Hundreds of Wyomingites have already signed on in support of the bill and the campaign to end the death penalty. The digital rally will help mobilize people to continue that support as the bill makes its way through the legislative process.
The ACLU of Wyoming supports Senate File 150. Repealing the death penalty in Wyoming will help eliminate racial and jurisdictional bias, reduce unnecessary waste of tax dollars and eliminate the risk of executing innocent people.
“The death penalty is an intolerable denial of civil liberties and is inconsistent with the fundamental values of our democratic system,” said Sabrina King, ACLU of Wyoming campaign consultant. “We know innocent people are sent to death row, we know the toll on victims’ families from the death penalty is immense, and we know having it in law does not serve as a deterrent to violent crime – and people on both sides of the political aisle agree. It’s time to end the death penalty in Wyoming.”
In addition to the ACLU of Wyoming, organizations like the Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne, the League of Women Voters of Wyoming, the Wyoming Interfaith Network, Cheyenne NAACP, Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, Holy Apostles Orthodox Christian Church of Cheyenne and Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty also support the repeal of the death penalty.
IF YOU GO
WHAT: Digital Rally in Support of Repealing the Death Penalty in Wyoming
WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 2
WHERE: Online. Go to www.aclu-wy.org/join-the-rally
About the ACLU of Wyoming
The American Civil Liberties Union of Wyoming is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of civil liberties and civil rights. The ACLU of Wyoming is part of a three-state chapter that also includes North Dakota and South Dakota. The team in Wyoming is supported by staff in those states.
The ACLU believes freedoms of press, speech, assembly, and religion, and the rights to due process, equal protection and privacy, are fundamental to a free people. In addition, the ACLU seeks to advance constitutional protections for groups traditionally denied their rights, including people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ and Two Spirit communities. The ACLU of Wyoming carries out its work through selective litigation, lobbying at the state and local level, and through public education and awareness of what the Bill of Rights means for the people of Wyoming.