People Power Action Event

ENDING A BROKEN SYSTEM: A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION ON THE DEATH PENALTY

Location:

Gateway High School

1300 S Sable Blvd

Aurora, CO 80012

Date and Time:

Thursday, July 18, 6 p.m.

Host:

Helen Griffiths

Attendee count:

92 attendees

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      Event Description:

      Join the launch of the NAACP and ACLU of CO’s community-driven campaign to end the death penalty.

      This is your chance to come together with your neighbors at one of ten discussion tables, engage with experts in the field, tell legislators why you support repeal and join the NAACP and ACLU of Colorado’s campaign to end this broken system.

      We need you to end the death penalty. The death penalty is an expensive, ineffective and unjust government program that risks making irreversible mistakes by executing innocent people, delays justice for victims’ families, and wastes millions of dollars that could save lives and protect the public.

      Why end the death penalty in Colorado?

      THE DEATH PENALTY KILLS INNOCENT PEOPLE
      Over 166 people have been exonerated from death rows across the country. That’s one person exonerated for every ten who’ve been executed. Colorado has already executed an innocent man. In death penalty cases, even one small mistake costs a life.

      THE DEATH PENALTY IS EXPENSIVE
      A death penalty trial costs Colorado taxpayers about 15 times the cost of a life without parole trial. We could save $1.5 million a year by eliminating the death penalty.

      THE DEATH PENALTY IS UNFAIRLY APPLIED
      In Colorado, a person of color in Arapahoe, Douglas or Lincoln is 14 times more likely to face the death penalty. The government should not arbitrarily choose who lives and who dies.

      THE DEATH PENALTY CAUSES MORE HARM
      When we choose death, we ask public servants to kill. Wardens, executioners and correctional officers suffer from PTSD as a result of their involvement with the death penalty. The death penalty can also divide victims’ families when they need each other the most, prolonging their pain by dragging them through an agonizing and lengthy process that promises an execution at the beginning but rarely delivers.

      THE DEATH PENALTY IS NOT A DETERRENT
      The murder rate in states with capital punishment is 25-46% higher than states without the death penalty. In surveys, police chiefs ranked the death penalty last among effective ways to reduce violent crime.

      Learn more: https://www.enddeathpenaltyco.org/

      Twenty-four states no longer execute their own people. With your help, Colorado will be next.

      Thank you for joining us in this fight!