Texas Halts All Executions in 2020 for COVID19; Feds Have Two Killings Next Week
This is urgent. Texas has just withdrawn its last execution date scheduled in 2020, and yet, two federal executions are still set for next week. One on Tuesday, September 22nd and another on Thursday, September 24th.
President Trump’s time in office has been marked with miscarriages of justice and disregard for human lives. Next week marks another moment of such disregard. The COVID pandemic has stalled all state level executions, but President Trump and Attorney General Barr are pushing forward their agenda to set new records of federal executions.
What’s clear is this: Death Penalty Action is leading the grassroots effort to stop federal executions. Together, with your support, we’re making the difference.
Abraham J. Bonowitz
Director Death Penalty Action
P.S. Join us for the next Voices of Experience on the Death Penalty program, live on our Facebook page at 2pm EDT tomorrow (Sept. 17, 2020). Featured guests include Rob Dunham, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, sharing about the new DPIC report on race and the death penalty. We’ll also hear an update about the prisoners set to be killed next week and new protest plans, and a discussion about engaging with the faith community to end executions.