The League of Women Voters of the United States has adopted an official national policy calling for abolition of the death penalty. During the organization’s 47th biennial national convention in Minneapolis, delegates adopted policy language stating, “The League of Women Voters of the United States supports the abolition of the death penalty.” The League of Women Voters has more than 130,000 members and supporters. It is a non-partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participating of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Mary G. Wilson, the League’s newly-elected national president, noted that, “This Convention proved that the League remains a vibrant, grassroots organizations. We debated many critical issues facing citizens across the nation.” (League of Women Voters Press Release, June 15, 2006) See New Voices. Read the Press Release.