Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Kaine vetoes death penalty expansion -- show your support!

Yesterday Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, a death penalty opponent who nonetheless has pledged to uphold Virginia's death penalty statute, vetoed legislative attempts to expand his state's death penalty. "Virginia is already second in the nation in the number of executions we carry out," Kaine said. "While the nature of the offenses targeted by this legislation are very serious, I do not believe that further expansion of the death penalty is necessary to protect human life or provide for public safety needs.

Our Virginia affiliate has blogged on how we can thank and support Kaine for his courageous act. Go here to see how you can help.

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