This afternoon, Rep. Ayanna Pressley and Senator Richard Durban introduced legislation to abolish the federal death penalty! You may have heard the story on National Public Radio.
Click here to see Rep. Pressley’s press release in which we are quoted and recognized for our work by linking to the coalition of more than 200 groups we have organized.
Even as all of that is exciting, we much remember that there are three scheduled executions this week. I am getting ready to drive to Terre Haute to prepare to protest should the many many efforts to stop these executions fail. If they do, be sure to watch our virtual vigils, live on Zoom at past of the End of Executions virtual conference, and also broadcast on our Facebook page. We can still take action too, at http://deathpenaltyaction.org/federal-death-penalty.
Follow our social media for the latest updates. FYI, Death Penalty Action is now on TikTok! If you do TikTok, click here to follow us and share our posts! Also, we’re on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Pick your poison and share the posts to grow our impact!
59% of Americans are aware of the federal execution spree set to continue next week, and about half of those polled oppose it. This is important, because it means that there are many millions who would do something, if you invite them to act!
That’s good news. We don’t have to change anyone’s mind. We just have to find those who agree with us and get them to do something!
The new session of congress started yesterday. Everyone who lives in the United States who opposes executions gets to use this tool to write to the members of congress who represent them. It does not matter if you are old enough to vote, or even if you are a citizen. If you live here, they represent you. Write today, and invite others to join you!
SAMPLE MESSAGE TO SHARE
Hey! Are you with me to #StopExecutions and #EndTheDeathPenalty? Sent a message to your members of congress? I have, and I invite you to use this handy tool: https://bit.ly/CongEndDP #AbolishTheDeathPenalty
If you live outside the United States, sign this petition. Then, write a letter in the postal mail to the U.S. Ambassador to your country asking them to urge the US to adopt international human rights norms and abolish the death penalty.
#3 — Spread the word and invite others to join with us:
Tell People how you feel with our FREE
Wear the message, with AbolitionWear!
Including T-shirts, Masks, Buttons, Signs….
We’re working with leaders in Congress. Our job (you, me, them, everybody!) is to find and mobilize the people who agree that it is time to end executions and get them to take action. We need resources to be able to do that.
Yours in the struggle,
Abraham J. Bonowitz, Director of Death Penalty Action
PS: If you prefer to donate with a check, our address is:
PO Box 89, Ghent, NY 12075. Thank you!