National NAACP President to visit state Capitol

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is visiting Connecticut's state Capitol to discuss the state's death penalty repeal effort with lawmakers, local leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

NAACP President Ben Jealous is scheduled to meet with lawmakers at the Capitol on Thursday, a week after the General Assembly's Judiciary Committee voted in favor of the death penalty repeal bill.

Now, the bill awaits further legislative action in the state's Senate.

The repeal effort being considered by the Connecticut legislature would abolish the death penalty for all future cases and replace the punishment with life imprisonment.

The Connecticut chapter of the NAACP has been working throughout the session to push for death penalty repeal.

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