On March 9, members of the House Judiciary Committee will vote on State Rep. David Floyd’s House Bill 203, a bill that repeals the death penalty and establishes life without parole as the maximum punishment for capital murder. It also calls for re-sentencing those on Kentucky’s death row to life without parole.
Your State Representative is a member of this committee. We need 10 of the 19 members to vote YES to bring this bill to the House floor for a full debate and vote. Several members have committed to voting yes, but not all of them. So it is important that constituents contact these committee members and urge them to vote YES for HB 203 on March 9 during their committee meeting.
Your voice is very important on this issue. Please give a brief statement about why you support this bill when you contact your state representative.
You can call 1.800.372.7181 and leave a message with the operator who will make sure it is delivered to your State Representative. After stating why you oppose the death penalty, please ask your state representative to vote YES for HB 203 in the committee on March 9.
Or you can use the email we have prepared for your use. Please be sure you start with a sentence in the beginning about your personal reasons for opposing the death penalty and how important it is to abolish it in Kentucky.
It is also important that we fill the hearing room with supporters so if you are free to come to Frankfort on March 9, please join us at NOON in Room 171 of the Capital Annex Building.
We are suggesting that people arrive around 11 a.m. If you come that will be a good time to introduce yourself to your state representative and reinforce that you want him or her to vote YES on HB 203.
Thank you for supporting abolition of the death penalty and for taking the time to help pass this important legislation.
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