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Important Legislation on the Death Penalty

There are important bills on the death penalty in Congress and the Illinois State Legislature. Please contact your representatives and urge them to support the legislation described below.
Action Alert

Death Penalty Legislation Has Been Introduced

The National Death Penalty Moratorium Act 0f 2001, introduced in the Senate as S233 and in the House of Representatives as HR1038, would place a moratorium on executions by the Federal Government and urge the States to do the same, while a National Commission on the Death Penalty reviews the fairness of the imposition of the death penalty.

HB576 (the Cunningham Bill), introduced in the Illinois State Legislature, would repeal the death penalty in Illinois and replace it with life without the possibility of parole.

Now is the Time to Act!
Contact Your Legislators.
Urge Them to Support the legislation.

Sen. Richard J. Durbin
Office:332 Dirksen Bldg.,
Washington, D.C. 20510; (202) 224-2152
District Office:230 S. Dearborn St., Ste 3892
Chicago, IL 60604;
(312) 353- 4952 E-mail: dick (at)

Sen. Peter G. Fitzgerald
Office 555 Dirksen Bldg.
Washington, D.C. 20510; (202) 224-2854
District Office: 230 S. Dearborn St, Ste. 3900
Chicago, IL 60604
312) 886-3506 E-mail:senator_fitzgerald (at)

Your Congressional District Representative,
US House of Representatives
(for information call Election Commissioner in your county.
Cook County office (312) 269-7900)

Your Legislative District Representative and Senator
Illinois State Legislature
(for information call same as above)



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