I encourage my fellow BMGers to sign my White House petition to end the death penalty.
While obviously this petition is symbolic it asks the President to do three things that are within his power.
1) Commute all current death sentence to life in prison without parole
2) Issue an executive order ending the military death penalty
3) Endorse The Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act and campaign for it
As a State and US Senate, President Obama was an active opponent of the death penalty. He continued to voice this opposition during his initial campaign for the presidency and this has remained his position White House. That said nearly 200 prisoners have been executed since President Obama first took office in 2009. Join me in asking the President to use his second term political capital to spare the lives of the prisoners currently on death row, to end the death penalty in the military, and publicly support and push efforts to end the federal death penalty.