11th and Congress
Austin, Texas

This Thursday, April 2, the Capital Punishment subcommittee in the Texas House of Representatives in Austin will hold a hearing on Rep Dutton's moratorium bill (HB 913). If passed, this bill would stop executions in Texas this year and the moratorium would last until 2011.

This bill should be a high priority for anyone who cares about the injustice of the Texas death penalty, including the risk of executing an innocent person.

If at all possible, people should try to drop to the hearing and sign a form in favor of this bill, which would stop executions for two years and create a death penalty study commission. It only takes a few minutes to fill out the form in favor and then leave, but you have to turn in the form in person. You can also give a short 2-3 minute personal testimony, if you want.

The Texas Democratic Party Platform has endorsed a moratorium on executions since 2004.

Also contact the capital punishment subcommittee members and tell them you support HB 913.

Members of the Subcommittee on Capital Punishment

Robert Miklos, Chair of Subcommittee on Capital Punishment
District 101 (Dallas County-part)
Email: http://tinyurl.com/caazxo
Phone: 512-463-0464; FAX: 512-463-9295

Wayne Christian (Vice Chair), District 09 (Shelby, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Sabine, Jasper Counties)
Email: http://tinyurl.com/d55lo6
Phone: 512-463-0556; FAX: 512-463-5896

Joseph Moody, District 78 (El Paso County-part)
Email: http://tinyurl.com/dc5bgh
Phone: 512-463-0728; FAX: 512-463-0397

Pete Gallego
Email: http://tinyurl.com/bymedd
Phone: 512-463-0566; FAX: 512-263-9408

Terri Hodge
Email: http://tinyurl.com/d4rd8d
Phone: (512) 463-0586 Fax: (512) 463-8147

Official Website: http://texasmoratorium.org

Added by niris on March 28, 2009

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