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Green Party of California

Green Party of California denounces death penalty, governor's ‘unwise' decision to not spare the life of ‘Tookie' Williams

For immediate release: Monday, December 12, 2005

Cres Vellucci, State Press Office, 916-996-1970,
Beth Moore Haines, GPCA Spokesperson, 530-277-0610,
Sara Amir (Los Angeles) 310-270-7106,
Susan King (San Francisco) 415-823-5524,

SACRAMENTO (December 12, 2005) – The Green Party of California Monday denounced Gov. Schwarzenegger's decision today to not grant clemency to Stan "Tookie" Williams.

"It is with profound sadness that we denounce the Governor for his unwise decision today. We strongly feel that his decision will not, in any constructive way, serve the cause of justice or community, in either the short or long term," said the Green Party of California in a prepared statement.

"The campaign to save Stan Williams was particularly urgent, and the Green Party platform, unlike that of the Democratic and Republican parties, is clear on this issue: the death penalty is wrong, under any circumstances," the statement concluded.


The Green Party of California
P.O. Box 2828, Sacramento, CA 95812
Phone: (916) 448-3437