Since 1973, 185 people sentenced to death in the US have been exonerated – it's extremely clear that innocent people have and will continue to be killed by our so-called justice system.
That's a big reason why the death penalty has been banned in 106 countries and many more have official moratoriums. The United States is in the small minority that still uses capital punishment.
On the campaign trail, Biden pledged to abolish the federal death penalty, but hasn't fulfilled his promise yet. And 27 states still have their own policies.
Add your name to demand President Biden abolish the federal death penalty and state governors abolish at the state level.
Death row sentences are disproportionately given to people of color (42% of those on death row are Black, despite only being 13.4% of the US population) and when the victim is white. And nearly all of those on death row come from poverty, and many are mentally disabled.
We have no justification for upholding capital punishment. It's time to catch up with the rest of the world.
Sign here to tell President Biden to follow through on his promise to abolish the federal death penalty – and governors to abolish their state's death penalty.