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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.

The death penalty in the United States is indisputably racist, arbitrary, costly, error prone, harmful to homicide victim survivors, and prone to geographic disparity, poor legal representation and prosecutorial overreach.

The following web sites provide regularly updated data:

Death Penalty Information Center

Fair Punishment Project

Rick Halperin’s Execution Database and News


National organizations working primarily on the death penalty:

Abolitionist Action Committee

Campaign to End the Death Penalty

Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty

Congregation of St. Joseph Ministry Against the Death Penalty

Death Penalty Fail

Equal Justice USA

Journey of Hope …From Violence to Healing

Murder Victim’s Families for Reconciliation

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Witness to Innocence


Recommended faith-based organizations and groups:

Catholic Mobilizing Network

Pax Christi USA

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty

Red Letter Christians

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Unitarian Universalists For Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Uri L’Tzedek


State-level organizations, in alpabetical order:

Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty (Alabama)

Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona

Death Penalty Focus (California)

Coloradans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Delaware Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty

Delaware Repeal Project/American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware

Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Indiana Abolition Coalition

Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty

Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Louisiana Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Montana Abolition Coalition

North Carolina Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Nebraskans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

New Hampshire Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Nevada Coalition Against the Death Penalty

Ohioans to Stop Executions

Oklahoma Coalition To Abolish The Death Penalty

Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

South Dakotans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Utahans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty