Death Penalty Action (DPA) provides high visibility resources, leadership, support, educational and direct action events and activities within the broader anti-death penalty movement. DPA is prepared to assist various local, state and national groups in their work to end the use of the death penalty.

DPA is currently leading the campaign to abolish the federal death penalty in 2021. Additionally, DPA has worked with the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Ohioans to Stop Executions, Journey of Hope... from Violence to Healing, and the Abolitionist Action Committee.  Click here to see an example of some of our crisis management & strategic communications work we recently accomplished.

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Planning and implementing public education activities in advance of executions and legislative activities

  • Developing and implementing a communications plan to highlight agreed-upon messages

  • Provision of signs, banners and other visibility tools for use in public protests

  • Collaborating with local staff and volunteers to ensure that organizations and coalitions build themselves

  • Marshaling the resources of national movement organizations across the country - including arranging for speakers and presenters

  • On-the-ground logistical and tactical support of events, direct actions and other public activities

  • Fundraising

We are funded by our members and supporters, and are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.  Find out how you can support Death Penalty Action here

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While Death Penalty Action is a leadership, resource and support organization for those wishing to take action against the death penalty, we invite you to educate yourself about the facts and realities surrounding this issue. Click here for more information.