Expansion of the Death Penalty: ON Christmas Eve?
The federal executions regulations changes are taking effect TODAY — ON CHRISTMAS EVE.
We’d like to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas, and…
Yesterday, we hosted a interfaith prayer vigil/press conference (watch) decrying [did you know???] the federal executions regulations changes which are taking effect TODAY — ON CHRISTMAS EVE.
The changes allow the FIRING SQUAD and other alternative methods of execution; allowing the Bureau of Prisons to designate any other prison facility for the purpose of executions; and SPEEDING up the execution warrant notice period from four months to 20 days! Rev. Leah Schade of the Clergy Emergency League participated and wrote about it, here.
We’ve Been Busy:
- Delivered 20,000+ petition signatures to the highest levels of the Biden Transition Team, resulting in a meeting with them on Tuesday — two days ago.
- Delivered 20,000+ petition signatures to Acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen on his first day in office, yesterday. Results pending…
- Launched NEW Faith Leader Sign-On Letter to Stop the Federal Executions. Ask YOUR faith leader to sign on!
- Launched a NEW Jewish Faith/Community Leader Sign-On letter to Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen
There is so much more that can be done.
Plainly put, executions are wrong and we need to do everything we can to stop them. Which is why I have to ask, can you chip in $18, $36, $72, or any amount you can so that we have the resources to prevent the next federal execution?
Without your help we won’t have the resources we need to pressure AG Rosen to do the right thing and stop federal executions. Chip in any amount here.
Yours in the Struggle,
Abraham J. Bonowitz, Director