Tuesday, February 10th, New Hampshire moved one step closer to repealing the death penalty. In a 14-3 vote, the New Hampshire House Criminal Justice committee overwhelmingly voted favor of House Bill 1170.
However, the fight is far from over. After the vote, the bill’s prime sponsor, committee vice chair State Rep. Robert Renny Cushing, said “It’s been a long process and we still have a long ways to go.” The bill is expected to go to the House floor for a vote before the end of next week. If successful, New Hampshire will become the first blue state to pass a bill repealing the use of capital punishment.
New Hampshire residents: It’s not too late to take action. Join the New Hampshire Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and contact your state representatives telling them to vote in favor of repealing the death penalty.