State or National:
Position in Brief
The LWVUS supports the 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.
The League’s History on the Death Penalty
At Convention 2006, delegates voted to adopt a position supporting the 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.