Advocates against Connecticut's death penalty are upping their lobbying efforts by beginning delivery of over 4,700 postcards to lawmakers on opening day of the legislative session.
The Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty began distributing the postcards on Wednesday. The group's executive director, Ben Jones, said the postcards contain signatures from local residents who oppose capital punishment.
Jones said the organization stepped-up lobbying efforts after repeal legislation failed to come up for a vote in the Senate last year.
Judiciary Committee chair, Rep. Gerald Fox III, of Stamford, said legislators will discuss death penalty repeal in the coming weeks, but he's unsure what direction these discussions will take.
(soure: Associated Press)