Five Federal Execution Dates Set: Fight Back With Death Penalty Action!
This is the moment Death Penalty Action was created for. On January 19, 2017, we had just been released after 36 hours of incarceration for protesting executions, and as Scott and I were driving home, Donald Trump was about to be inaugurated. Looking around the movement to stop executions, we saw no entity ready to lead the struggle in the streets to stop executions. Death Penalty Action was born.
Working for the President of the United States, the Attorney General has ordered five federal execution dates to be set. The first date is December 9, 2019. The law provides for a four month period before clemency hearings, with the President being the final arbiter on whether or not to extend mercy by granting clemency with a commutation of a death sentence. However, Donald Trump has long been a fan of executions. The time to organize in NOW.
But first, sign and share this petition, which will convey your message to Congress and send a signal to the Administration: “The death penalty is not an effective tool to stop crime. Government makes mistakes, and it is a cruel hoax to suggest that executions provide healing to murder victim family members.”
Death Penalty Action Is Leading The Struggle: SAY NO TO EXECUTIONS!
When federal executions last occurred, under the presidency of George W. Bush, two of the people leading the protests in the field outside the federal prison at Terre Haute, Indiana were us, Scott Langley and Abe Bonowitz. Scott took this photo, and that’s Abe discussing matters with a very nice Indiana State Police Officer. Now, as co-directors of Death Penalty Action, we will be leading this fight once again. We have already been in touch with Zann C. & Sarah D., two long-time supporters on the ground in Terre Haute. Zann pulled together the local crew nearly 20 years ago, and I am so glad we have her support again now.
Sign on now. Invest big now — as much as you are able, and if at all possible, check the box to make your investment recur automatically every week or every month. Because of you, Death Penalty Action will be better positioned to provide more resources and action opportunities for anyone ready to say NO to executions. Also, if you don’t have it yet, get your AbolitionWear gear and help attract more people to the movement to abolish the death penalty.
Thank you. Yours in the Struggle,
— Abe & Scott
Co-Directors, Death Penalty Action.
PS: Please chip in $5 or more — as much as possible, really — using a credit card, Paypal or you can even do it the traditional way and send send a check. We can only do this work because of YOU! The info you need is here: http://deathpenaltyaction.org/donate.
Please make the most of every opportunity to work for justice this week and every week!