Mission Accomplished: VADP Closing Down in February 2024
We at VADP had hoped that the November 2023 election would result in a General Assembly with a majority of legislators in the House of Delegates or Senate in favor of death penalty abolition.
Thankfully that has happened.
We are confident that the newly elected General Assembly has a comfortable majority of legislators in the House of Delegates and state Senate in favor of death penalty abolition.
It has now been over two years since Governor Northam signed a death penalty abolition bill. There is no chance that this new General Assembly would vote to reinstate the death penalty for the next four years.
As a result, the VADP board of directors has decided to sunset the organization in February 2024 and rely on its legislative allies, especially Justice Forward Virginia, to defend our abolition victory in future years.
We could not have become the first Southern state to end capital punishment without your financial support and your public policy advocacy.
We are deeply grateful.