Death Penalty Action has been alleging the political nature of the resumption of federal executions since federal execution dates were first announced in July, 2019. The evidence is pretty clear, but don’t take our word for it. If you want to have a thorough status update on what’s happening with the (currently FOUR) scheduled federal executions (8/26, 8/28, 9/22 and 9/24 with more anticipated, watch Rob Dunham from the Death Penalty Information Center spell it out in a matter-of-fact, non-political way in this recording of Wednesday’s edition of Voices of Experience on the Death Penalty program. Rob’s part starts about 6 minutes in.
Death Penalty Action has launched a national sign-on letter for organizations, and individuals may sign our petition calling on Congress to investigate irregularities in how the July executions were carried out, and to stop future presidents from using executions for political purposes by ending the federal death penalty entirely. Additional organizing information and action opportunities is here.
Please note that the DEADLINE to be included in the first release of the list of signers is 9pm on August 21, 2020.
We invite your organization to sign on, and we ask you to let others know that any sort of organization, faith community, business, etc. is welcome to sign on.
IMPORTANT: This is in support of congressional action anticipated in September. NOW is the time to sign on. There is no cost.
Also, please share the opportunity for individuals to add their name to the petition.
Sample text to share the new petition:
Tell Congress to pass HR4052 to say #NoFederalExecutions & #DefundTheDeathPenalty. Sign here: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/tell-congress-abolish-the-federal-death-penalty @AyannaPressley @RepPressley @DeathPenaltyAct #EndTheDeathPenalty #StopExecutions #DeathPenalty #LezmondMitchell
And of course, if at all possible, at whatever level,
Please also share updates and news items from our Facebook and Twitter pages. Please go there today and share our posts. Together we will make the most of the time we are in to set the stage for abolishing the federal death penalty in the coming year!
Thank you for your support and all that you do. Have an excellent weekend!
Yours in the Struggle,
Abraham J. Bonowitz, Director – Reach me at 561-371-5204