Stop inhumane executions in Montana
Montana lawmakers are considering a bill that would restart executions in Montana with fewer safeguards for how they're carried out.
For the record, the ACLU believes that that the death penalty is cruel and unusual and should be abolished. Regardless of your stance on the death penalty, this bill is the wrong thing to do. Scrambling for new modes for the state to kill people won't make our state more just or safer.
Tell these target lawmakers to vote 'NO' on HB 244.
HB 244 would resume executions through lethal injection by changing the legal description of the drug it uses in the procedure.
The bill is too broad, too ambiguous, and does nothing to prevent cruel and inhumane executions. This bill would make the death penalty crueler and longer, and its complete lack of restrictions would guarantee a years-long lawsuit at taxpayers' expense.
Act today! Ask lawmakers to reject this cruel and costly political stunt by voting 'no' on HB 244.
Representative Scot Kerns
Representative Denley Loge
Representative Tom Welch
Representative Kenneth Holmlund
Representative Linda Reksten