California, it's time to vote YES on Proposition 34. It's time to replace our costly, risky and broken death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole.
I believe so strongly in Prop 34, that I didn't hesitate for a second to lend my voice to the campaign. And when I heard the story of Franky Carrillo, it deepened my conviction even more.
Franky spent 20 years in prison for a murder he had nothing to do with. Today, as a free man, he spends his time urging California voters to vote YES on 34, to ensure that we never execute an innocent person in California.
Now, with your help, MILLIONS of TV viewers across the state will learn that with the death penalty we always risk the execution of an innocent person. A person like Franky.
Watch the new Yes on 34 advertisement, narrated by my friend Martin Sheen -- and please share it with everyone you know!
A truly All-Star team came together to help share Franky's powerful story of wrongful conviction with you, the voters of California. Franky was not only joined by the incredible Martin Sheen, but also by acclaimed actor and director Edward James Olmos as our Spanish language narrator, Grammy and Academy-Award winner and world-famous musician Hans Zimmer who provided production assistance and Lili Haydn who composed the music.
Please join the Yes on 34 All-Star Team -- watch and share Franky's story with everyone you know!
Voting Yes on Proposition 34 makes sense for California. We can save $130 million every single year by replacing the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole. Many people don't realize that the death penalty is far more expensive than life without parole, or most inmates dies of old age. Our money can be better spent on education and on tools that actually improve safety in our communities, like testing DNA evidence and investigating unsolved murders. We can also make sure that California never makes a fatal mistake by executing an innocent person.
But in order for Proposition 34 to win, voters need to hear the facts about the high cost of the death penalty and the risk of executing an innocent person. That's where you come in. If you share Franky's ad on your Facebook page, on Twitter and email it to all your friends, his powerful story will reach more voters. Reaching more voters means more YES votes on election day.
I'm honored to be lending my time to the Yes on 34 campaign and to help them share the facts with California voters about the real costs of the death penalty. But with just two weeks left until the election, we need your help now to spread to word far and wide.
Onward to justice that works for everyone.
Yes on 34.