Death Penalty Action is leading the effort to highlight the downward trend of executions even as the United States approaches its 1500th execution since 1977. But real change doesn’t happen in a day or a week or a month. It’s a long road to abolition, and together we are making the difference.
Work to stop executions doesn’t happen without support from friends like YOU. Death Penalty Action is currently raising funds to support protests on the ground at the site of the 1500th execution in the United States since 1977. At this writing on May 28th, the 1500th execution may be July 31st in Texas. This will change if there is a stay in the Alabama execution set for Thursday, or if new dates are added.
All funds raised will help raise awareness and coordinate on-the-ground activities around the date of the execution. Your contribution today will make an impact, whether you donate $5, $50, $1500, or even more. Every bit helps.
ALSO THIS WEEK
- The 1499th execution is set for Thursday, May 30, in Alabama. Christopher Price is scheduled to be killed for his murder of Bill Lynn. Take action here: http://deathpenaltyaction.org/1500th#action and also, call Governor Ivey at 334–242–7100 to ask her to stop the execution because, quoting her, “All life is sacred.”
- Last week the New Hampshire House voted to override Governor Sununu’s veto of the death penalty repeal bill with a two-thirds vote of 247 to 123. Lobbying remains intense on both sides heading toward a final vote in the NH Senate on Thursday, May 30. If you know anyone in New Hampshire, please urge them to call their state Senator to urge a YES on the override vote!
Much more is on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/deathpenaltyaction/.
Learn more, sign the petition, and share at http://deathpenaltyaction.org/1500th.
Please make the most of every opportunity to work for justice this week and every week.
More soon. Many thanks!
Abe & Scott
PS: YOU MAKE ABOLITION WORK HAPPEN!