Last night Travis Runnels was executed in Texas despite the fact that evidence used against him at trial was fabricated. He became the 1512th prisoner executed in the United States since 1977, and the 22nd this year. The good news is that three federal executions scheduled for this week are not happening, and a number of other executions have been stopped.
Executions are done for the year. Now we get to look back, and look forward. Death Penalty Action has been working nonstop this year, and we pledge to continue our work to educate and mobilize the public to say NO to executions. We are writing to invite your support.
Yes, you are getting appeals from everyone. We know. We’re getting them too. And that’s because it works! And because so few people are aware enough to worry about stopping executions, when you give to Death Penalty Action at any level, the impact is far greater!
Because of supporters like you, this year, Death Penalty Action:
- Helped keep Ohio execution-free
- Supported abolitionists facing down an execution spree in Tennessee
- Led the action opposing the 1500th execution
- Helped New Hampshire abolish its death penalty
- Supported prisoner clemency and innocence campaigns in Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas
- Raised the profile of murder victim families opposed to executions
- Led the struggle to publicly oppose the scheduled federal executions
What’s happening in 2020? With your help, Death Penalty Action will continue supporting prisoner clemency campaigns, opposing federal executions, freeing innocent prisoners, and lifting up state level and other grassroots efforts to stop executions. Also, because the death penalty is almost certain to be an issue in the presidential campaign, while not taking a position on any candidate, we’ll call out inaccuracy when we see it, and educate the voting public.
May we count on you to make sure Death Penalty Action continues to make massive impacts on this issue in 2020?
We’ve set a goal to raise $50,000 by the end of the year, including at least 180 new donors and at least 18 new members of the Death Penalty Action Sustainers Network (monthly donors).
If you have donated already, thank you. Please consider a special year-end gift, and please also consider making your gift smaller, but automatically repeating each month.
Onward toward abolition!
Or send a check to Death Penalty Action, PO Box 89, Ghent, NY 12075.
Thank you in advance for supporting this vital work today!
Yours in the Struggle,
— Abe & Scott
Co-Directors, Death Penalty Action.
PS: We can only do this work because of YOU! The info you need is here. Please make the most of every opportunity to work for justice this week and every week!