Gonzaga College High School students with Governor O'Malley

BY CHRIS KERRMarch 15, 2013

After years of debate, the state of Maryland is set to repeal the death penalty.  The effort has been led by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley (a graduate of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C.).

The Washington Post reports:

The House of Delegates voted 82-56 to repeal Maryland’s death penalty on Friday, making the state the sixth in as many years to abolish executions and delivering a major legislative victory to Gov. Martin O’Malley.

The bill, which passed the Senate last week, now heads to the governor for his signature. O’Malley (D) has lobbied lawmakers for years to end capital punishment, and he put the full weight of his office behind it this session.

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The Ignatian Solidarity Network applauds this decision and wishes to highlight the work of some of advocates working to abolish the death penalty in Maryland and beyond:

Greg Callaghan Gonzaga students with Governor O'malley pictured from left to right Matt Gannon, Joseph Biegun, Sr. Seton Cunneen, Alejandro Marquez (back), Daniel Coolidge, Governor Martin O'Malley, Andrew Valentine, Paul Guay (back), Jack Mcginnis, and Grant Hughes. Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
Interview: Greg Callaghan
Nat. Coord. of the Dead Man
Walking School Theater Project
Gonzaga College High School Students join Governor O’Malley to Lobby Against the Death Penalty Helen Prejean, C.S.J., Death
Penalty Activist, to be Honored with ISN’s “Faith Doing Justice” Award

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