Kavanaugh, SCOTUS & the Death Penalty

What does the appointment of the new U.S. Supreme Court Justice mean for the movement to end executions in the United States? While it seems like a setback, we will not be stopped. We get to shift!

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In case you didn’t know, since 2007 our movement has had a strategy to take a death case to the US Supreme Court with an 8th Amendment claim, arguing that the death penalty as currently practiced is unquestionably “unusual” in practice. Justice Kennedy was our anticipated swing vote, so that seems to be out the window, returning our movement to a space where progress will be measured person by person, case by case and state by state.

Death Penalty Action was created to support individuals and groups wishing to make the difference on this issue. Because of you, we have already had significant successes and together we will have more. Next on the agenda: Lifting up the visibility of our movement, getting in the mix of strategic campaign work, and supporting our allies.

There is so much to do. You can help! Today Death Penalty Action urgently invites you to please stretch to the largest donation amount possible at this time. Click here now to make a significant immediate investment, and then come back to click through a second time and check the box at the bottom to join our Sustainers Network with a smaller gift set to run automatically on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis.

Together we are making the difference to stop executions! Thank you for your friendship and support.

— Abe & Scott

Co-Directors, Death Penalty Action.

PS — Please check the box below the form here, to set it and forget it by becoming a Death Penalty Action sustainer! Please join with others currently investing $5, $9, $10, $25, $50 and $100 each month — automatically. Thank you.

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Death Penalty Action provides high visibility resources, leadership and support in order to stop executions.

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