The American Civil Liberties Union believes the death penalty inherently violates the constitutional ban against cruel and unusual punishment and the guarantees of due process of law and of equal protection under the law.
Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception regardless of the nature of the crime, the characteristics of the offender, or the method used by the state to kill the prisoner.
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) supports repeal of the death penalty in all states and the federal government. No more executions should take place.
Murder Victim Families for Human Rights www.mvfhr.org
MVFHR is an international, non-governmental organization of family members of murder victims and family members of the executed, all of whom oppose the death penalty in all cases. We view the death penalty as a profound violation of human rights.
Late last year, the NAACP announced its intentions to launch a national campaign to end the death penalty. “I pledge to fight to end the death penalty in the United States because 130 people have been exonerated from death row since 1973, and we have no way of knowing how many innocent people have been killed.”
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) opposes the death penalty and supports a life sentence as an alternative. NASW maintains that the integrity of human life and well being are among the highest values to which a society aspires. The death penalty is a violation of human rights that belong to every human being, even those who have committed crimes.