Wednesday, March 18, 2009

In New Mexico, The People Speak!

For Immediate Release Contact: Caitlin Kelleher

March 17, 2009 505.476.2299

Governor Bill Richardson Continues to Hear from New Mexicans Today on HB 285

SANTA FE – Governor Bill Richardson continues to hear from New Mexicans about a bill to repeal the death penalty and today released details on the more than 9,400 calls, emails and walk-ins he’s received on the issue. The Governor has heard from a total of 9,413 constituents who voiced their opinion on House Bill 285. Of those, 7169 were FOR the repeal of the death penalty and 2244 were AGAINST.

After lawmakers passed the bill on Friday, the Governor urged New Mexicans to call and email him on their thoughts of the bill. The Governor then met with more than 100 New Mexicans at his office on Monday, many of which had concerns either pro or con, the repeal of the death penalty.

The Governor has until midnight on Wednesday, March 18th to take action on HB 285.


Caitlin Kelleher

Media Coordinator for Governor Richardson

Office of the Governor

State Capitol, Suite 400

Santa Fe, NM

office 505.476.2299| cell 505.795.2480

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