Position on Death Penalty


The Issue: 
State or National: 
Position in Brief: 

The LWVUS supports abolition of the death penalty.


The League’s Position on the Death Penalty

Statement of Position on Abolition of the Death Penalty, as Adopted by the 2006 Convention:

The League of Women Voters of the United States supports the abolition of the death penalty.

Position History: 

The League’s History on the Death Penalty

At Convention 2006, delegates voted to adopt a position supporting abolition of the death penalty. This decision was made in concurrence with a position adopted by the LWV of Illinois. Since that time, state Leagues have used the position to support initiatives to abolish the death penalty in their states.