One Phone Call Can Save A Life: Will YOU Make It?

There have been more than 1100 executions in my nearly 30 years as an abolitionist, but in very few cases have phone calls really made the difference between life and death. Ray Tibbetts’ case in Ohio is one of them. I believe Governor Kasich is getting the message — we must keep the calls going!

Here are three quick things YOU can do today to help stop the next Ohio execution.

#1 — Call Governor Kasich today and every day at 855–782–6925. After a brief introduction from me in my Amnesty International hat, you will be patched through to leave a message for Governor Kasich. Ask him to read the letter from the juror and commute the death sentence of Ray Tibbetts. Learn more about the case and send an e-mail here.

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Exonerated Ohio Death Row Survivor Derrick Jamison, filmmaker Will Francome, and Federal Defender Allen Bohnert answer questions during a screening of The Penalty in Ohio last week. Death Penalty Action co-Director Abe Bonowitz helped organize and manage a tour of ten screenings in five cities to spur discussion about the death penalty in Ohio and action to stop the upcoming execution. This image (by Abe) was used to illustrate the Ohio Public Radio feature about the Tibbetts case.

#2 — Visit Death Penalty Action’s Facebook & Twitter pages to share messages about the case with your own networks — please urge people to join you in calling! In particular note:

  • Sunday’s op-ed in the Columbus Dispatch about how this case links to the opioid addiction crisis
  • Monday’s op-ed in the Cleveland Plain Dealer by a juror who says information was withheld and the death penalty is inappropriate, and
  • Articles (AP, Ohio Public Radio, Daily Mail) about how the juror in the case is now calling on Governor Kasich to commute the sentence.
  • There is also a series of short videos to watch and share as well. It’s all there, and that is where you will also find updates.

#3 — Chip in!

Death Penalty Action is producing some new visibility/protest signs on behalf of Ohioans to Stop Executions. The more YOU invest, the more we will make and the larger our IMPACT will be. Chip in $5 or more today on this special resource-raiser, here, and see your results in less then a week!

Thank you!

— abe

Abraham J. Bonowitz, Co-Director

PS: YOUR one-time or monthly investment keeps Death Penalty Action in the field, making an IMPACT to stop executions and end the death penalty. Thank you!

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