Gov. Richardson Seeks Input on Whether to Approve Death Penalty Abolition

As mentioned earlier, the New Mexico legislature has voted to repeal the death penalty. Gov. Bill Richardson hasn't decided whether to sign it. He's asking for input.

Please take 30 seconds and tell Gov. Richardson to sign the bill. Via David Seth at Daily Kos:

Here's the number: (505) 476-2225. The number will record your request. There is no human being on the phone, just a recorder.

If you are near Santa Fe, the Governor is holding meetings with the public tomorrow from 2:30 to 5, first come-first serve...you get five minutes with him to tell him your position.

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    Usually elected officials only (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 10:05:53 PM EST
    seem to want the opinions of those who are eligible to vote for that official.  Is this different?

    It can't hurt to try (none / 0) (#6)
    by MrConservative on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 11:05:13 PM EST
    this explains why (none / 0) (#2)
    by cpinva on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 10:28:30 PM EST
    he did so poorly in the primaries, the guy can't make a decision to save his ass.

    presumably, the people, in the form of the state legislature, have spoken. what my wife ever saw in this shallow man, i'll never figure out.

    Out of respect for the seriousness of the issue (none / 0) (#4)
    by andgarden on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 10:48:53 PM EST
    I will avoid repeating what I have often said about Bill Richardson.

    great of you to highlight that! (none / 0) (#3)
    by Turkana on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 10:43:55 PM EST
    shame david's diary sank.

    Are you kidding me? (none / 0) (#5)
    by Anne on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 11:02:55 PM EST
    All I can say is that sometimes the universe and karma conspire to keep a hugely inept and pathologically indecisive individual off the national stage (although occasionally a Michael Steele-type slips through the cracks - and it's still early days with Obama); when I read about Richardson it makes me glad his effort to be president failed.

    He'd be so much better off not doing stupid things to stay in the headlines, but he doesn't seem to be able to help himself.

    Thanks (none / 0) (#7)
    by Joelarama on Sun Mar 15, 2009 at 11:18:51 PM EST
    It's great to see some direct activism at Talk Left.