Today Death Penalty Action is launching a push to urge passage of Ohio Senator Nickie Antonio’s bi-partisan bill, SB 296, which would repeal Ohio’s death penalty. I was invited to stand with Senator Antonio, Senator Lehner, former Ohio Governor Strickland, Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr. of the Ohio Council of Churches and others when that bill was introduced in March. Then COVID-19 hit, and priorities were elsewhere.
Stand with Senator Antonio this Friday in a virtual press conference via Zoom at 9:30am to call for passage of SB 296 this year. Speakers include Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr., ED of the Ohio Council of Churches, Exonerated Ohio Death Row Survivor Kwame Ajamu, Faith in Public Life’s Blyth Barnow, and others. Click here to register for the Zoom event, or watch live on the Death Penalty Action Facebook page.
AND PLEASE TAKE ACTION TODAY AND INVITE OTHERS TO JOIN YOU:
Write Your Ohio Legislators to Pass SB 296 to Repeal Ohio’s Death Penalty.
Write Governor DeWine to Support Repeal of Ohio’s Death Penalty.
Sign the petition to Governor DeWine urging him to lead the death penalty repeal effort.
Abraham J. Bonowitz
Director, Death Penalty Action
PS: Three federal executions remain scheduled in the coming weeks, and Death Penalty Action is leading the grassroots opposition. Sign and share our new petition urging president Trump to halt the executions.