This morning the Ohio Parole Board recommended against granting clemency to Raymond Tibbetts. You may recall that this prisoner was granted a reprieve earlier this year when a juror from the original trial declared that he would not have voted for death if he had been given the horrific facts about the child abuse and addition issues suffered by Tibbetts. More details are here. Please call Governor Kasich right now at 614–466–3555 and ask him to restore faith in our institutions and confidence in the courts by granting clemency to Ray Tibbetts. Thanks!
Starvin’ for Justice: The 25th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty is less than a week away! This event is four days of presence and non-violent (no CD & no risking arrest) protest in front of the United States Supreme Court. (Those who do the whole thing arrive by June 28 and leave July 3 -get the details here and register today!)
Speaker Schedule Announced — See the full lineup HERE!
How will YOU help?
Come! It takes dozens of dedicated Abolitionists to maintain our presence on the sidewalk in front of the US Supreme Court. It’s not just holding signs — we engage with THOUSANDS of tourists, students, Capitol Hill workers and the media. There’s no better way to meet and really get to know fellow abolitionists from across the country. Everyone is welcome to attend.
This event is sponsored by the all-volunteer, ad-hoc, Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC), with organizing and logistics support from Death Penalty Action. Especially if you cannot be there, we invite you to help make it happen:
- See the list of dozens of individuals and organizations who are official Starvin’ for Justice sponsors, and join them, here.
- Support Death Penalty Action’s provision of organizing and logistics management here.
More soon. Thank you! Yours in the Struggle,
— Scott & Abe
PS — Please check the box below the form here, to set it and forget it by becoming a Death Penalty Action sustainer! Please join with others currently investing $5, $9, $10, $25, $50 and $100 each month — automatically. Thank you.