We want recognize the hard work of our supporters — YOU. Without you, we would not have come this far. We have so many successes to celebrate and many thanks to give.
We had unprecedented bipartisan support this session. Rep. Adam Hertz, Rep. Adam Rosendale, Sen. Margie MacDonald, Rep. Mike Hopkins, Sen. Albert Olszewski, and Sen. Tom Facey deserve to be recognized for their courageous leadership in our fight to repeal the death penalty. As a testimony to their ability to build bridges, dozens of Republicans and Democrats came together to publicly call for abolition. Few other issues at the Legislature have ever generated this kind of bipartisan support.
The diverse voices that spoke out for abolition was encouraging- from murder victim family members, corrections workers, faith leaders, former prosecutors, exonorees, every day Montanans, and the list goes on. Not a single opponent spoke against House Bill 366. And the public debate has shifted in favor of repealing capital punishment in Montana. This is a movement we can keep building upon.