"Death penalty opponents lobby at Capitol for moratorium," is by Ziva Branstetter of the Tulsa World.
Adam Leathers waited in the empty hallway Tuesday at the state Capitol for his chance to hand a packet of information about the death penalty to a lawmaker.
Like about 10 others who joined him at the Capitol to lobby, Leathers knows he’s fighting an uphill battle trying to persuade Oklahoma’s conservative legislators to consider a moratorium on the death penalty. But that doesn’t stop him or the others from keeping an upbeat view of their task in a state that strongly supports capital punishment.
“From my experience today, everyone has been very receptive. As long as you treat them like fellow human beings, they will throw that right back at you. I seem to remember something in the Bible about that,” said Leathers, co-chairman of the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
Earlier coverage from Oklahoma begins at the link.