Post Your Selfie to Say #StopThe1500th!

On June 20th the United States may conduct it’s 1500th execution since 1977. Stand up to say #StopThe1500th!

The following is from Death Penalty Action:


1. Sign and share the petition to the Georgia governor and the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

2. Contact the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles at (404) 656–4661 or to ask for clemency and a stay of execution.

3. Print out a sign (here are PDFs and also customizable files) and take a photo with it to post to your social media. Use the #Hashtag #StopThe1500th, and we’ll share it on the Death Penalty Action Facebook and Twitter sites.

4. Organize your activist network or your faith community to hold an action or vigil at a visible location sometime on June 19 or 20. Solidarity vigils are already being planned in the U.K. and France. Use the sample press release to let your local media know. (release coming soon)

5. Make a generous donation to support this work (all gifts are being matched dollar-for-dollar until we hit $5,000). Also, you can order a shirt to wear the message and increase your visibility while supporting the cause.

If you are in Georgia or would travel there to be a part of the local presence, please contact us at with your name and phone number. Details are still coming together and will be posted here, but likely will include vigils at both the state capitol in Atlanta and at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia.

And don’t forget to join us for our other events this year, including the annual Fast and Vigil in Washington, DC June 29-July 2 and the Ohio Journey of Hope October 11–20.

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

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