On September 13, Representatives Adam Miller and Jean Schmidt introduced House Bill 259, a companion bill to Senate Bill 101. If passed, this bipartisan legislation would abolish capital punishment in Ohio, an effort the ACLU of Ohio strongly supports. We encourage lawmakers to not delay action on this vital effort to put an end to the death penalty.
Capital punishment is inequitable, inhumane, and ineffective. It has far more to do with geography, money, and race than anything resembling justice. Across the country, 23 states and Washington, D.C. have already abolished the death penalty. Ohio should be next on the list. #NoDeathPenaltyOH
TAKE ACTION: Tell the House Finance Committee to pass HB 259.