UPDATE RE: the Death Penalty
The Friends Committee on Washington Public Policy has approved support for the Safe and Just Alternative coalition that advocates for abolishing the death penalty in Washington state. Although we continue to have reservations about the provision for the alternative of life without parole, we believe the death penalty itself has long been opposed by Friends. It is morally unacceptable and we need to be politically active in its abolishment. Therefore, this effort warrants our support through our collaboration with the Safe and Just Alternative coalition.