Ohio May End Death Penalty // Ohio Journey Continues…


Cutting to the chase, thank YOU for the part you played in making the Ohio Journey of Hope the success that it was. I have some great news! The Republican Speaker of the House of the Ohio General Assembly is hinting that Ohio legislators may soon consider abandoning the death penalty​.

Click Here to Help the Ohio Journey Hit The Ground Running in 2020!

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​Because of YOU, the Ohio Journey of Hope helped create space for this conversation. Journey speakers shared their stories with hundreds of Ohioans face to face and millions through statewide media coverage. Our message: the death penalty does not serve the needs of murder victim families. We created an amazing record of the voices of many different victims of the death penalty, and we celebrated a few of the outstanding leaders in our movement. We touched hearts and planted seeds that are already coming to fruition.

We are still putting together reports on the various aspects of the Ohio Journey.

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Tim Young, the Ohio Public Defender, presented Legal Community Leadership Awards to Marge Koosed and Adele Shank. Click here to check out the program book from that wonderful evening.

​I’m excited to report that we raised exactly enough to cover the costs of everything we did. Our goal remains to raise significantly more funds in order to share resources with partner organizations like Ohioans to Stop Executions and the Ohio Council of Churches, and to set the Journey and our movement up for success in 2020. We are exploring a return to Ohio in March in order to meet the demands of organizations who want Journey speakers to visit their communities.

I invite you to chip in again right now using this link to help us reach our goal of $100K.

I wish you and yours the happiest of holidays this season, and all the best in 2020.

Thank you,

— abe

Abraham J. Bonowitz, Organizer, 2019 Ohio Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing & ​Co-Director, Death Penalty Action

PS: We are using the MightyCause platform for this effort because it takes the smallest cut of all of the crowdfunding platforms. Feel free to decline “covering the fees,” because they charge you as much as 7%, but they only charge us 2.2%. We’re happy to absorb that cost. Click here to chip in now!


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Thank you in advance for supporting this vital work today!

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

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