Support SB 5339 and Abolish the Death Penalty!

Support SB 5339 and Abolish the Death Penalty!

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clara olson started this petition to Washington State Legislature

SB 5339 will abolish the death penalty in Washington State, making it the 22nd state to do so. The death penalty is outdated, racist capital punishment and should be replaced by life imprisonment without parole as the highest possible sentence for crimes where the death penalty is a possibility. Funding the death penalty costs Washington $137 million, even though there hasn’t been an execution in Washington since 2010. This funding is being wasted on a system that doesn’t provide justice like it’s intended to do and could be spent on programs like education or healthcare instead. Also, the death penalty is incredibly racist and by continuing to use it, Washington is supporting our nation’s racist history. Please sign this petition and share with those you know to keep Washington equal and just! YOU can make a difference in rewriting the history of our state. 

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