Help FADP Speak up and Speak Out and end the Death Penalty where it begins – in your Florida county!
Take action today and contact your local state attorney
Local State Attorneys have the case-by-case discretion whether or not to seek Death. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Hurst v Florida that Florida’s previous Death Penalty sentencing scheme was unconstitutional. The Florida Supreme Court has thus far ruled that more than 100 people on Death Row are eligible to receive new Death Sentencing hearings or simply have their Death Sentences commutated to Life in Prison with No Parole
Each Death sentencing hearing can cost more than a million taxpayer dollars, take months or even years, and subject victims’ families to more needless pain and suffering. In addition to the 100 Hurst-related resentencings, local Florida state attorneys have filed to seek the Death Penalty in more than 200 new cases.
Please contact your local state attorney and make your voice heard. Make your opinion count where the impact is the greatest. Click here to find your state attorney’s contact information.
Sample Phone/Email Script
Subject: New Death Sentences and Death Resentences
As my State Attorney I urge you to consider each potential Death Penalty case and choose to seek Life, not Death. These costly, wasteful, and unnecessary procedures do nothing to make our communities safer, prevent violent crime, promote healing for victims’ families, or protect law enforcement and school children.
Recent polling indicates that a compelling majority of Florida voters prefer life sentences over death for those convicted of murder. Death penalty trials and death resentencing hearings, together with the years of continued litigation, re-traumatize victims’ families and force them to re-live the worst day of their lives over and over again.
I urge you to re-direct your resources to healing the community, helping victims of violent crime and their families, solving more rapes and homicides, and preventing violent crimes.
Click here to find your state attorney’s contact information.