President Joe Biden was inaugurated on January 20th. He campaigned on the promise that he would end the death penalty at the federal level.
On his campaign website he said he would “work to pass legislation to eliminate the death penalty at the federal level, and incentivize states to follow the federal government’s example”.
After being in office for over a week and passing dozens of executive orders, he has yet to take any action towards ending the death penalty.
We are calling for Joe Biden to use his executive power to end the federal death penalty and commute the sentences of the 40+ individuals currently facing execution by the federal government. In addition, we are calling for Joe Biden to make every effort to work to pass legislation and incentives that can push states where the death penalty is still legal to end the cruel practice at the state level.
The death penalty is racist, inaccurate, and ineffective. It’s time the United States joins the majority of the world in abolishing the death penalty. Biden has the power to do so. Add your name to this petition to take a stand against the death penalty and to hold Biden accountable to his campaign promises.