Wednesday, June 08, 2011

URGENT: NC Racial Justice Act (vote scheduled for June 14)

Be sure to read the article just below this one as well. Thanx, Connie

The following just in from People of Faith Against the Death Penalty - North Carolina

Next Tuesday, June 14, the NC House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on repealing the NC Racial Justice Act, Senate Bill 9. Before the floor session begins People of Faith Against the Death Penalty and North Carolina legislators will sponsor a press conference featuring religious leaders at the NC General Assembly urging the House and Senate to leave the law alone.

The press conference will take place at 10 a.m. in the press conference room of the Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Join us.

Contact your legislators to take a stand against racial bias. This url may help?

Senate Bill 9 denies the presence of racial bias in the death penalty.

It’s 2011. Let’s be real about this.

For years we’ve been telling you about the widely documented, strong and pervasive racial bias in NC courtrooms and capital cases.

Tell your lawmakers not to set us back decades. Already done so? Tell them again.

Do not let lawmakers undo this mighty step for justice and fairness, this example for our country, without speaking up again and again.

Your voice is essential. It’s about justice, it’s about just us.

Please take a moment and speak up now.

Thank you.

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