The 8th Amendment Project

The 8th Amendment Project led by Executive Director, Henderson Hill, coordinates the national campaign to end the death penalty. The campaign employs all available tools to achieve repeal and decrease the number of death sentences and executions. At the same time, it works to change public discourse about the death penalty in this country. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to look both at repeal and usage in determining the relevance of the death penalty nationwide. The campaign systematically pushes for for both reduced usage and repeal in the states to achieve a successful U.S. Supreme Court review. The campaign includes: litigation, legislation and policy reform, field and outreach efforts, communication, and where applicable, electoral strategy. It fosters the partnerships between national organizations, state groups, litigators, advocates, and funders that are essential to create lasting change.