The League’s History

At Convention 2006, delegates voted to adopt a position supporting abolition of the death penalty. This decision was made in concurrence with a position adopted by the LWV of Illinois. Since that time, state Leagues have used the position to support initiatives to abolish the death penalty in their states.

The League’s Position

Statement of Position on Abolition of the Death Penalty, as Adopted by the 2006 Convention:

The League of Women Voters of the United States supports the abolition of the death penalty.