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Jimmy Carter: Ban the Death Penalty

Posted at http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/11/11-3 US Supreme Court should rule death penalty is ‘cruel and unusual punishment,’ said former president – Jacob Chamberlain, staff writer The death penalty is a form of legalized “cruel and unusual punishment” and should be banned across … Continue reading

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Sign Petition Urging Clemency for Terrance Williams

Please Sign Petition for Clemency for Terrance Williams—Execution Scheduled for October 3 The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is preparing to execute Terrance “Terry” Williams on October 3, 2012, in spite of staunch opposition to his execution from the victim’s widow, five … Continue reading

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Educate your Community Through the Dead Man Walking Theater Project!

From United Methodists Against the Death Penalty (http://www.umc.org/site/c.lwL4KnN1LtH/b.2248845/k.5F14/Death_Penalty_Overview.htm):   The Dead Man Walking School Theater Project (http://www.dmwplay.org/) incorporates the power of theater arts and academic study into the national discourse on the death penalty. The project engages students, faculty and … Continue reading

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Urge PA House Judiciary Committee Not to Expand the Death Penalty

From Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (http://www.pa-abolitionists.org/):   Please contact members of the House Judiciary Committee with the following message: We should repeal the death penalty, not expand it. Please oppose HB 317.   HB 317 (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2011&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=0317) has … Continue reading

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Kairos Conference on America’s Death Penalty—November 16-17, Atlanta

From People of Faith Against the Death Penalty (http://www.pfadp.org):   The Kairos Conference Discerning Justice & Taking Action on America’s Death Penalty November 16-17, 2010 Emory Conference Center Atlanta, GA   Save the Date!   Now is a kairos moment … Continue reading

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Support Legislation to Prevent Racial Discrimination in Capital Sentences

From Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (PADP, http://www.pa-abolitionists.org/):   House Bill 1996–-The Racially Discriminatory Capital Sentencing Act (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2009&sind=0&body=H&type=B&BN=1996)–-amends Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, eliminating the possibility of the use of the capital … Continue reading

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Witness to Innocence: Learn from the Wrongfully Convicted

From Bill Mefford, Director, United Methodists Against the Death Penalty (http://www.umc-gbcs.org/site/apps/nl/content3.asp?c=frLJK2PKLqF&b=3631781&ct=3955949):   One of the most compelling arguments we can make against the death penalty is the execution of innocent people. Since 1973, 138 people have been sentenced to die … Continue reading

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Six Things You Can Do to Abolish the Death Penalty in Pennsylvania

The Council supports abolishing the death penalty. To read the Council’s policy statement, go to http://www.pachurchesadvocacy.org/index_files/web_attachments/position_paper-death_penalty.pdf.   From Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (PADP at http://www.padp.org):   6 Things You Can Do to Abolish the Death Penalty in … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania is at Serious Risk of Executing an Innocent Person

Ashlee Shelton is the director of Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. Kurt Rosenberg is the executive director of Witness to Innocence.   Printed in The Morning Call October 14, 2009 http://www.mcall.com/news/opinion/anotherview/all-yv_shelton1009.7048875oct14,0,4518529.story   It’s happened. Investigative reporting and hard … Continue reading

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Support a Moratorium on the Death Penalty

On September 28, Senator Jim Ferlo introduced Senate Bill 1110, a bill calling for a two-year suspension of executions while a thorough study of the capital punishment system is conducted. SB 1110 is co-sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Robert Mellow … Continue reading

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