Write Your Legislator
If you feel that this law is unjust and would like to help make a difference please write to your legislator.
You can find out who your Iowa legislator is here
Here is a sample letter:
The Honorable (full name)
address of Representative
As a concerned citizen of Iowa, I am writing to you today about Iowa’s Felony Murder Rule. After researching this law and it’s current use in the state of Iowa, I must admit that I feel the sentencing is unfair and completely unconstitutional. Wouldn’t it better fit this law to make sentencing guidelines on a case by case basis? One person cannot be responsible for the acts of another human being and that is what this law does, creates a situation where many are spending life in prison without the possibility of parole for the commonly unforeseen actions of another person. I would further point out that this law, as it is currently used, could be seen as cruel and unusual punishment, something our country vows in its constitution that we do not support. Please consider helping to propose that the sentencing guidelines for this law.
Thank you for taking the time to hear my comments today.
Yours very truly,
address, phone number