Federal Executions Protest in Washington, DC to Feature Reps Ayanna Pressley & Adriano Espaillat

Protests opposing federal executions are now occurring regularly in multiple locations across the United States, including Indiana, Washington, DC, Florida, New York, Missouri and California.

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MEDIA ADVISORY

August 28, 2020

Contact: (Washington, DC): Doug Pagitt, Doug@VoteCommonGood.com, 612–730–7337

(Terre Haute, IN): Abraham Bonowitz, Abe@DeathPenaltyAction.org, 561–371–5204

Federal Executions Protest in Washington, DC to Feature Reps Ayanna Pressley & Adriano Espaillat

Solidarity Protests Picking Up As Execution Spree Continues

WHAT: Death Penalty Action has confirmed the participation of Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Congressman Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) among others protesting Friday’s federal execution in Washington, DC. The members of Congress will join Death Penalty Action, WalktheWalk2020.us, Vote Common Good, Red Letter Christians, Pax Christi USA and others in a growing coalition opposed to the ongoing federal execution spree at the time of Friday’s scheduled execution of Keith Nelson in revenge for his murder of Pamela Butler. This event in Washington, DC is taking place simultaneously with execution protests outside the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, and will take place as scheduled, even if the execution is delayed or postponed. Protests opposing federal executions are now occurring regularly in multiple locations across the United States, including Indiana, Washington, DC, Florida, New York, Missouri and California.

WHEN: Friday, August 28th at 4pm EDT.WHERE: In front of the U.S. Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20530

WHO: Death Penalty Action, WalktheWalk2020.us, Vote Common Good, Red Letter Christians, Pax Christi USA, and a growing coalition of nearly 200 organizations calling for an end to federal executions. Additional information is here.

The event will also be broadcast live on the Red Letter Christians and Death Penalty Action Facebook Page.

More information can be found at deathpenaltyaction.org.Death Penalty Action | P.O. Box 89, Ghent NY, 12075 USA | deathpenaltyaction.org

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