We knew this could happen, and here it is. Georgia is the only state that sets an execution date and carries it out within a two week window. Georgia just announced a new date for June 20 — two weeks from yesterday! The next execution will be the 1500th since executions resumed in the United States in 1977.
Please sign and share (or share again) the on-line petition: Here is a social media post you can share:
#DeathPenalty stats continue to trend downward, yet the June 20th execution in Georgia will be the #1500th in the USA since 1977. Please sign and share now to say #StopThe1500th! https://t.co/Z1SeuFWAvB
We at Death Penalty Action are consulting with allies on the ground in Georgia and will update you again shortly. If you might join us on the ground in Georgia, send a note to info@DeathPenaltyAction.org with your name and phone number.
Can’t make it but you can support someone else who can? We need frequent flier plane tickets and cash.
If you have enough frequent flier miles to support a full round trip ticket, please send a note to info@DeathPenaltyAction.org.
And, if you are able to support this work as we now scramble with less than two weeks notice, please chip in here, now! Chip in $50 or more by June 10th and we’ll send you a t-shirt to wear on June 20th similar to the one below — colors vary and sizes are available from adult S to XXXL.
Many thanks. More soon!
— Abe & Scott
PS: Death Penalty Action is leading the effort to highlight the downward trend of executions even as the United States approaches its 1500th execution since 1977. But real change doesn’t happen in a day or a week or a month. It’s a long road to abolition, and together we are making the difference.
Please help Death Penalty Action lead on this issue by chipping in $15 or more right now using this link: or click here to use Paypal. This week we have a special offer: We’ll send a t-shirt like this one to anyone who chips in $50 or more before June 10th — while supplies last! (We currently have adult sizes small to 3X in various colors.)
Much more is on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/deathpenaltyaction/.
Learn more, sign the petition, and share at http://deathpenaltyaction.org/1500th.
Please make the most of every opportunity to work for justice this week and every week.
More soon. Many thanks!
Abe & Scott
PS: YOU MAKE ABOLITION WORK HAPPEN!