Honoring Leaders in the Anti-Death Penalty Movement!

October 10th is World Day Against the Death Penalty, focusing this year on the trauma experienced by children with a parent who has been executed or who is on death row. Get info and tools here. If you are in the DC area, join us at the Catholic Mobilizing Network 10th Anniversary Celebration!​

In honor of World Day Against the Death Penalty, there will be a Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing in Ohio starting October 11, featuring a special presentation by Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ, a groundbreaking conference focusing on how the death penalty heightens the pain of murder victim families and creates more victims in its wake, and announcing…

The Journey of Hope Leadership Awards Gala!


Adele Shank — For decades of representing those facing execution in Ohio.

Marge Koosed — For impacting Ohio law and the legal community opposing executions in Ohio.

Charles Keith — For decades of unwavering commitment both to his brother, former Ohio death row prisoner Kevin Keith, and to the movement to end executions in Ohio.

Kevin Werner — For more than a decade in leadership of Ohioans to Stop Executions (OTSE).

Witness to Innocence — For advocacy and public education to end executions in Ohio and across the United States. Accepting on behalf of Witness to Innocence (WTI) will be three of Ohio’s nine exonerated death row survivors: Kwame Ajamu (WTI Board Chairman), Joe D’Ambrosio and Derrick Jamison.

​OTSE Murder Victim Family Services Project Committee — Presented to LaShawn Ajamu, ​Melinda Dawson and Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan Jr, for service toward creating better responses to the needs of murder victim family members in Ohio.


Bill Pelke — for Lifetime Achievement as founder of the Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing.

It is not too late to create an ad in the program book or send a message to one or more of the recipients! Don’t miss this opportunity to support the Ohio Journey and celebrate honorees with an ad in the event program. The program will be available on the Journey web page following the event.

DEADLINE to guarantee placement is 5pm EDT on October 3, 2019.

  • Up to 100 words (text) in the Messages Section — $100
  • Quarter Page — $250
  • Half Page — $500
  • Full Page — $1,000

To reserve your space, donate the corresponding amount (as above) to this fundraising page and we will contact you within 24 hours with details about how to submit your ad or message. Submit your design according to the specifications we will provide, or allow our designer to craft your perfect ad for an additional $25. If you prefer to donate using a check instead of a credit card, send a message to journeyofhopefundraiserads@gmail.comand we will reply within 24 hours with the details on how to submit your ad with payment.

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Also, yesterday we received word of another case requiring attention. Our Tweet: Another day, another guy with an execution date based on flimsy snitch testimony and not much more. Sign this @DeathPenaltyAct petition for #JamesMDailey: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/james-m-dailey-is-innocent-stop-the-execution #FL #DeathPenalty ​​

​Take action on several other upcoming executions in Texas and Tennessee, here​.

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. Please make the most of every opportunity to work for justice this week and every week!

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