Death Penalty Action

Dec 5, 2020

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Sister Helen Prejean, Amanda Knox Headline Human Rights in Crisis: U.S. Federal Execution Spree Virtual Conference

Sister Helen Prejean writes about the Federal Execution Spree and calls on us to act in this Op-Ed. See her short video, sign the petitions and more on the DPA Federal Executions Resource Page.

Catholic nun Sister Helen Prejean is known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty. She has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on capital punishment, most notably know for her 1993 book Dead Man Walking, and the subsequent film adaptation by the same name (watch the YouTube trailer). Visit her website, and find her newest book River of Fire (2019) here.

While you are there, be sure to register to hear Sister Helen and Amanda Knox keynote addresses among many other amazing speakers at:

Amanda Knox is an exoneree, journalist, public speaker, and author. She spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit. In 2015, she published her book, Waiting to be Heard. Visit her website, listen to her podcast: Labryinths, and watch the Netflix documentary (trailer on YouTube).


A Virtual Conference In Honor of International Human Rights Icon Bill Pelke

Sunday, Dec 6 to Saturday, December 12, 2020

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Abraham J. Bonowitz

Director, Death Penalty Action

PS: Five federal executions remain scheduled in the coming weeks, and Death Penalty Action is leading the grassroots opposition. Sign and share our new petition urging president-elect Biden to speak out against the executions.

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