Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Illinois Senate votes to abolish death penalty!

The news just got even better from Illinois. Moments ago, the Illinois State Senate, passed SB 3539, the bill to repeal the state's death penalty, on a 32-25 vote!

This follows action this morning, when the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the bill on a 7-4 vote. This truly is a day long-awaited in Illinois, across the country, and around the world. After 10 years of moratorium, Illinois' state legislature has spoken clearly -- both houses have passed abolition.

Sachin Chheda
Deputy Director
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

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