First, welcome to everyone who has recently joined this list. Whether you signed our petition about the newly scheduled federal executions, met us in Washington DC at the Fast & Vigil in front of the US Supreme Court, or found Death Penalty Action another way, we welcome you. Together we will make the difference!
This is a quick update email to let you know of upcoming activities and opportunities for action.
- A number of new execution dates have been announced for October, November and December. We’ll be posting individual petitions soon. Visit Death Penalty Actions’ Action Page to sign petitions for executions scheduled in August.
- Death Penalty Action is supporting the upcoming Tennessee March4Mercy from the death row near Nashville to the Tennessee Capitol Building on August 10. Click here to learn more, order special postcards you can send to Governor Lee, support the action, and join us!
- Death Penalty Action is coordinating the upcoming Ohio Journey of Hope …From Violence to Healing from October 11–20, including presentations by Sr. Helen Prejean, Rev. Sharon Risher, Shane Claiborne, Bill Pelke and more. Details are here, with updates posted regularly.
- The Sheppard Experience 1954 unveils the front page headlines leading to the “Trial byNewspaper” and wrongful conviction of Dr. Sam H. Sheppard on the calendar date 65 years after originally published. Imagine waking up each day to an ongoing soap opera of front page headlines about your family. Read Sam Reese Sheppard’s Invitation and follow along daily on Facebook & Twitter. Please help us share this project each day on your social media.
- If the federal executions scheduled for December and January go forward, Death Penalty Action will be leading the protests outside the prison. We knew this was coming have been preparing since the President was inaugurated.
Wow. We’re busy! If you would like to help Death Penalty Action make the most of each of these action opportunities, please Invest in our Success right now — as much as you are able, and if at all possible, check the box to make your investment recur automatically every week or every month. Because of you, Death Penalty Action will be better positioned to provide more resources and action opportunities for anyone ready to say NO to executions. Also, if you don’t have it yet, get your AbolitionWear gear and help attract more people to the movement to abolish the death penalty.
Thank you. Yours in the Struggle,
— Abe & Scott
Co-Directors, Death Penalty Action.
PS: Please chip in $5 or more — as much as possible, really — using a credit card, Paypal or you can even do it the traditional way and send a check. We can only do this work because of YOU! The info you need is here: http://deathpenaltyaction.org/donate.
Please make the most of every opportunity to work for justice this week and every week!