Every voice counts to oppose the death penalty in California


on 24 June 2009

World Coalition member organization Death Penalty Focus is urging international abolitionists to seize the opportunity offered by the Californian government, which is welcoming comments from the public on a new lethal injection protocol.
Any individual, whether inside or outside California and the US, may comment on any aspect of the proposed regulations published by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).
The CDCR is required by law to read and consider to every relevant comment.
Death Penalty Focus has published a sample letter and analysis to help abolitionists address the proposed legislation.
The organization encourages all abolitionists to send a submission, whether based on the template or written in their own words, by June 30 at 5pm, PDT. Submissions should be addressed by email, fax or mail to:
Mr. Timothy Lockwood
Chief, Regulation and Policy Management Branch
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
Email: rpmb@cdcr.ca.gov
Fax: +1 916 255 5601
Comments should note that they are regarding the proposed Amendments to Title 15, Article 7.5, Sections 3349 and include the sender’s name and address.
Death Penalty Focus would be grateful if senders could send an email copy of their submission to EZITRIN@DeathPenalty.org.
The organization will then organize a state-wide day of action in California on June 30 to highlight the demands made in its submissions to the CDCR.

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