Death-penalty foe to appear in Westport
Published 2:20 pm, Saturday, March 5, 2011
The state legislature is reviewing bills that would abolish the death penalty, and the Westport Public Library will be the site next week of a public discussion with one of the state's leading death penalty opponents.
The program is scheduled at 1: 30 p.m. Monday, March 14, in the library's McManus Room and is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Connecticut. The league's state organization supports abolishing death penalty.
Ben Jones, executive director of the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty, will outline his group's position. Ellen McBride, death-penalty specialist for the league's state organization and a member its Westport affiliate, will lead the discussion and a Q & A session that will follow.
The program is free and open to the public.
The League Women Voters is a non-partisan organization, and although it adopts positions on some issues, it neither endorses nor opposes any political party or candidate.