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Death Penalty Action sued the Indiana State Police to make sure that we can carry your message straight to the gates of the prison. Join us!

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Together with allies in Indiana, yesterday Death Penalty Action sued the Indiana State Police to make sure that we can carry your message straight to the gates of the prison, if that’s what it comes to. Three weeks ago they shut down the roads, forcing our protest out of sight of the federal killing facilities. We will not let that happen again. Read news coverage of the lawsuit here​ and here​.

Will you join us?

First, our records show that you have not yet signed Death Penalty Action’s new petition​ to congress. We’re calling for Congress to take four URGENT steps:

  • Investigate the Trump reelection campaign’s scripting of federal executions and address any ethics violations or violations of the law, if found;
  • Investigate the conduct of the Attorney General, the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Prisons in light of troubling facts raising questions about the legality and constitutionality of the executions conducted on July 14, 16 and 17, 2020.
  • Speak out against the upcoming federal executions on August 26 & 28, 2020;
  • Remove the power of the president to use executions for his own political purposes by passing H.R. 4052 or any other bill which would end the federal death penalty.

Click here to sign & share the new petition.

Then…​

​Tune in today at 2:00 PM EDT​

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Tune in today at 2:00 PM EDT for “Voices of Experience on the Death Penalty​,” for an update on the federal executions: What happened, and what’s next? Returning guests include Rob Dunham, Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center and Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr. of the Ohio Council of Churches. We’ll also welcome Sylvester Edwards, President of the Terre Haute branch of the NAACP, along with our hosts Abe Bonowitz, Ashley Kincaid Eve, and Bill Pelke. Watch here​ live at 2pm EDT, or catch the recording any time later!

{{ FirstName | default: ‘Friend’ }}, this the moment Death Penalty Action was created for, and because of you, we’re ready. We’ve revised our federal death penalty action page, which includes a new petition, and also a new organizational sign-on letter. Please have a look as see how you can plug in. Especially if you are part of any sort of organization, business, civic group, faith community, etc., please ask leadership to sign on to the letter before the deadline!

And please…

Click here to Sponsor This New Campaign.

Updates and news items will continue to be posted regularly on our Facebook and Twitter pages. If you use those platforms, please go there today and share our posts from this weekend. Together will will make the most of the time we are in to set the stage for abolishing the death penalty in the coming year! Thank you for your support and all that you do.

Yours in the Struggle,

— abe

Abraham J. Bonowitz, Director

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