Friday, December 14, 2007

NJ Assembly Vote Tally Board 12/13/07

It all came down to this moment. As in the Senate on Monday (see Monday's post), there was that slight hesitation before the final votes were cast to push us over the line. 41 votes were needed. As you watch this 47 second video, you'll see the votes accrue, and then I pan over and zoom in to find NJADP Director Celeste Fitzgerald get a victory hug from EJUSA's Shari Silberstien and congratulations from the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty's Diann Rust-Tierney, Murder Victim's Families for Human Rights' Vicki Schieber, and Maryland Citizens Against State Executions' Jane Henderson. Then I pan over a bit more to find NJADP Founder and newly appointed Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation Executive Director Lorry Post as he releases a relieved and joyful smile.

ALSO, you can see a clip from the post-vote press conference here.

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