Steve Huffman Nickie Antonio Jean Schmidt Adam Miller

Photo “Steve Huffman” by Ohio State Senator Steve Huffman. Photo “Nickie Antonio” by Nickie J. Antonio. Photo “Jean Schmidt” by Ohio House of Representatives. Photo “Adam Miller” by Adam Miller. Background Photo “Ohio Statehouse” by . CC BY-SA 4.0.

Death-penalty abolitionists in Ohio this week are organizing a campaign to persuade lawmakers to end capital punishment in their State. 

The nonprofit No Death Penalty Ohio is hosting letter-writing parties in various cities throughout the week in support of a state House bill and an identical state Senate bill to ban executions. While Republicans often support capital punishment and control both legislative chambers, the bills have some GOP support. State Senator Stephen Huffman (R-Dayton) is cosponsoring the Senate measure alongside Senator Nickie Antonio (D-Lakewood) while Representative Jean Schmidt (R-Loveland) is spearheading the House legislation with Representative Adam Miller (D-Columbus). 

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