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In 2009, Connecticut came very close to abolishing the death penalty when we passed an anti-death penalty bill by wide margins in the house and senate. That year, Gov. Jodi Rell vetoed the bill. But in 2011, with a new anti-death penalty governor, we have the power to pass abolition again and give CT a criminal justice system without executions.

On Monday, March 7, abolition supporters from across CT will converge on Hartford for the state legislature's public hearing on the 2011 abolition bill. We are working hard to build a loud, powerful pro-repeal crowd at the hearing and show legislators that the people of CT are ready to end the death penalty now! You can vote with your feet by coming to the public hearing - every person in the room on the 7th will make a difference.

If you will be in CT on the 7th, which is the first day of Yale's spring break, student organizers will bring you to Hartford for the hearing. CNADP (Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty) is arranging free transportation for all students and college-age youth.

Can you sign up to attend the hearing now? YES! Contact CNADP youth organizer Amalia Skilton ( This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript , 480-246-9749) for more information.