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Letters to local newspapers important way to persuade lawmakers

On February 7 a letter from Sister Delores Kincaide, S.L. appeared in The Lebanon Enterprise urging support for House Bill 155. Should this bill pass and be signed by Governor Bevin Kentucky would no longer be able to kill people to show that killing people is wrong.

The reason for this post is to highlight the importance of such letters in influencing policy makers like members of the General Assembly and in the Executive branch of government. Office holders scan hometown newspapers to find out what their neighbors and constituents are thinking about policies like the execution of inmates.

Most weekly newspaper editors are delighted to publish readers’ thoughts about issues important to the community. Thus, Kentucky residents reading this post are encouraged to write a personal letter to the editor of the newspaper in your community in support of abolition of the death penalty, especially calling on your state representative to support passage of House Bill 155.

Clicking here will show you what Sr. Delores said. Or you can click here for more ideas about what you might want to include in your letter. Or visit this earlier post to see what another supporter, Eric Mount, wrote for his local newspaper, The Advocate-Messenger.

Click on this link to find a newspaper in your Kentucky community. Many allow you to offer your thoughts for the editor online.

Remember, working together we will abolish the death penalty in Kentucky.

To Leave a Message for Your STATE Lawmakers Call 800.372.7181


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