Live, From the Federal Execution Grounds in Terre Haute, Indiana
Stay Overturned! Unless the US Supreme Court intervenes, it is likely that today Lee will become the first federal prisoner executed since 2003.
Yesterday as we were driving toward Terre Haute, we received the call: The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the stay of execution in the Daniel Lee case. Unless the US Supreme Court intervenes, it is likely that today Lee will become the first federal prisoner executed since 2003.
Welcome to the roller coaster of the death penalty.
Because of YOU, Death Penalty Action co-directors Scott Langley and Abe Bonowitz are in Terre Haute. Death Penalty Action will continue to keep watch for you, and we will issue news and action updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages as available. We must hope and pray for the best, but prepare for the worst.
JOIN VIA LIVE-STREAM AT 10AM & 3:30PM, EDT
In partnership with allies, we have scheduled a press conference for 10am EDT and a protest vigil for 3pm EDT (going live at 3:30pm). Both will be live-streamed on the Terre Haute Death Penalty Resistance Facebook page. Watch live, here at 10am and at 3:30pm.
MORE THAT YOU CAN DO
- Click here to support our presence on the ground on your behalf.
- Share THIS web page and encourage others to get involved. Petitions and other actions you may take or share to protest these executions at http://deathpenaltyaction.org/federal-death-penalty. That page includes information about on-line prayer and protest vigils you can connect with.
- READ and share “Activists speak out against upcoming executions.”
- READ and share Death Penalty Action’s co-Director Abraham Bonowitz op-ed in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star, raising concerns about executions in light of the pandemic, and calling out the true political nature of the timing of these execution dates.
- Please help us spread the word by sharing this sample post on your social media:
Flashpoint: #Trump is playing politics with the #DeathPenalty by scheduling executions in the middle of #COVID as a way to stoke his base before the political conventions. https://www.tribstar.com/opinion/flashpoint/flashpoint-trump-is-playing-politics-with-the-death-penalty/article_cdab851c-bfd4-11ea-ba68-47c8be824451.html | #StopExecutions #NoFederalExecutions #DefundTheDeathPenalty
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