Maryland NAACP prepares push on death penalty

ImageThe Maryland Conference of the NAACP is bringing in the big hitters to press Gov. Martin O’Malley and Senate President Michael Miller to finally end the death penalty in the state. 

NAACP, Civil Rights Groups to Call for Death Penalty Abolition in Maryland

 Press Conference January 15, 12:00 noon, at Lawyer’s Mall in Annapolis  

WHO:

National NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous; Maryland NAACP State Conference President Gerald Stansbury; Maryland clergy, legislators and activists.

WHAT:

NAACP leaders will join with leaders of other civil rights and human rights organizations, as well as Maryland clergy, legislators and activists, to call for ending the death penalty in the state of Maryland. A press conference will be held at Lawyer’s Mall outside the Maryland State House on Tuesday, January 15th at noon.

The NAACP has made abolishing capital punishment in Maryland a national priority and is working with several other organizations in the state. Legislative leaders and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley have said they expect repeal legislation to be approved in the General Assembly this year. 

WHEN/WHERE:

Tuesday, January 15, 12 noon

Lawyer’s Mall

100 State Circle

Annapolis, MD 21401

NOTE: In case of inclement weather, the press conference will take place at another location, which will be announced.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. The NAACP is a 501c3 non-partisan organization.

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