Tuesday, February 21, 2006

INTERNATIONAL DEATH PENALTY ABOLITION DAY

I know its a week away, but...

From Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty:

"March 1, International Death Penalty Abolition Day, marks the anniversary of the date in 1847 in which the State of Michigan officially became the first English-speaking territory in the world to abolish capital punishment. It is a day to remember the victims of violent crime and their survivors; it is a day to remember those killed by state sanctioned violence - guilty or not- and their survivors; and it is a day for intensified education and action for alternatives to the death penalty."

2 comments:

Drina said...

I actually didn't know about today's significance. Thanks for the heads up :D

biginjapan said...

Right on, brother!