Protecting a hard-won victory 

After 300 years, the death penalty has been repealed in Maryland- for now. Thanks to the leadership of Governor O’Malley, the moratorium on state executions is the law of the land. However, the battle to repeal was a tough and one that persists today. A new administration and a new legislature could introduce new legislation and reinstate the death penalty.

Jon has been an outspoken advocate for minority rights and fought to repeal Maryland’s discriminatory death penalty and cosponsored legislation to repeal it. The death penalty bankrupts our judicial system, disproportionately affects African Americans, and fails to deter crime.