Death Penalty Action
2 min readMay 8, 2021


Death Penalty Action was invited to mobilize abolitionists to action around the news that the first Republican had signed on as a co-sponsor of the Federal Death Penalty Prohibition Act of 2021. We also wanted to use the moment to announce significant new community supporters of the bill.

See the full article and watch the video here.

With your help, Death Penalty Action stepped up to make it happen.

We asked ourselves: What would make sense to support the very first Republican to jump on board with 92 Democrats in Congress?

  • How about Business Leaders Against the Death Penalty?
  • How about the faith community?
  • How about a survivor of the victims of the most notorious and well known prisoner on the federal death row?
  • How about the other victims of the death penalty — the families of the condemned?

And so, Death Penalty Action pulled it all together. The result? This news item from Indiana Public Media covered the story, and within the article, the video of the full 1 hour program is embedded in the report. On this Mothers Day Weekend, the message of Rev. Sharon Risher resonates that much more. See her quote above, and watch the recording!

Because of you and our collective passion to end executions, Death Penalty Action stepped up. Today I am asking you to step up for Death Penalty Action. This work takes resources. If you are able to help Death Penalty Action support our collective work to support HR 262/SB 582, please..

Chip In Now!

There’s lots more to do — check out the Federal Abolitionist Tool Kit, and help spread the word by sharing our posts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Tok Tok!

Thank you!

— Abe

Abraham J. Bonowitz, Executive Director



Death Penalty Action

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