Denver, Colo., Mar 7, 2019 / 18:01 pm
As a measure to repeal Colorado's death penalty passed a Senate committee this week, the Colorado Catholic Conference has expressed support for the bill.
The bill passed the Senate Judiciary Committee 3-2 along party lines March 6. Before the bill is sent to the Senate for a full debate, the Colorado Catholic Conference encouraged the people to call or email their elected officials.
"We have always been staunch supporters of repealing the death penalty here in Colorado, and all of the bishops have spoken very publicly about the need to repeal and abolish the death penalty," Jenny Kraska, executive director for the Colorado Catholic Conference, told CNA.
The bill's sponsors are Sen. Angela Williams, Sen. Julie Gonzales, Rep. Jeni Arndt, and Rep. Adrienne Benavidez.