NPR is today releasing amazingly in-depth reporting on problems with lethal injections. Please RT from @DeathPenaltyAct or otherwise push it out.
Incredible in-depth reporting from @NPR today on #LethalInjection #Torture #DeathPenalty executions of US prisoners. https://www.npr.org/2020/09/21/793177589/gasping-for-air-autopsies-reveal-troubling-effects-of-lethal-injection #StopExecutions #EndTheDeathPenalty #NoFederalExecutions #WilliamLeCroy #ChristopherVialva #Waterboarding
Also, Death Penalty Action has several powerful videos out which I hope you will also share from the Death Penalty Action Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Especially moving is the video of Chris Vialva’s mother, talking about the killing of her son scheduled for 6pm Thursday.
- Lisa Brown on the pending execution of her son: https://youtu.be/38oSBgzvQBc
- Rep. Ayanna Pressley connecting the racial reckoning to abolition of the #DeathPenalty: https://twitter.com/DeathPenaltyAct/status/1302419333298126848
- Power of Protest & Executions this week: https://twitter.com/ShaneClaiborne/status/1306990515250962432
- The Intercept has this incredible reporting about the man set to be killed on Sept 24.
- Ashley Kincaid Eve has developed these resources about Christopher Vialva.
Please also share the petition to congress and the organizational sign-on letter, as below….
Death Penalty Action Thanks YOU!
Join the campaign to Abolish the Federal Death Penalty
Join the growing coalition calling on Congress to end the federal death penalty. Is YOUR group, club, business, faith community, coalition, team, etc signed on yet to ask Congress to end federal executions? Join the powerful and growing new coalition effort by visiting this link: http://deathpenaltyaction.org/federal-death-penalty/sign-on
ALSO — Please ask your members and others to sign the petition for individuals:
Help Abolish the federal death penalty — sign the petition today: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-congress-abolish-the-federal-death-penalty/
Engage with the live press events and execution prayer/protest vigils
Watch the press conference at Congress with the Franciscan Action Network, Death Penalty Action and various members of congress starting at 1pm ET on Tuesday, Sept 22, on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/deathpenaltyaction
There will also be live protest/prayer vigils from the federal prison at Terre Haute, and (Tuesday only) from the Department of Justice in Washington, DC. Live streams will start approximately 30 minutes prior to the scheduled times for the executions, which are currently set for 6pm on September 22 and 4pm September 24. Live streams will begin at approximately 5:30pm on the Death Penalty Action Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/deathpenaltyaction
More things to do about Trumps’ federal execution spree: http://deathpenaltyaction.org/federal-death-penalty