Green National Committee considers death penalty

The Green National Committee is voting on a resolution opposing the death penalty. The proposal was sponsored by the California Green Party.

Resolution 382 would put the Green Party of the United States on record opposing the death penalty. While the Green Party of the United States is already on record opposing the death penalty (PDF, look for section 18, pg 36), recent actions by El Partido Verde Ecologista de México in support of a death penalty for that nation have inspired the GNC to consider this resolution.

As of now the vote stands at 54 in support, 23 opposed, and 5 abstentions, with representatives of 35 states or caucuses voting. The quorum requirement has been met and a majority vote is needed for passage.

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