32 Prisoners on Tennessee’s death row have signed and sent a simple letter to Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, inviting him to come to death row to pray with them. As of August 15th, Governor Lee has not accepted the invitation.
On August 10, 2019, the March4Mercy carried the prisoner’s invitation to the state capitol and on August 12, 2019, presented the letter to Mr. Don Johnson, the Governor’s representative, who promised to make sure the letter would be seen by Governor Lee that day. See video here. To-date, no response has been received from Governor Lee.
The March4Mercy is not case-specific and will continue in various forms as long as executions are scheduled in Tennessee, with an action event focus scheduled as appropriate prior to any scheduled execution.
Sign Up to Participate
Until further notice, highly visible direct action is anticipated on the weekend prior to every execution scheduled in Tennessee. To receive updates on plans as they develop, please sign up here.
Also: Text March4Mercy to 33777 to join the March4Mercy text update list!
Get the Postcards
The March4Mercy will update the action postcard after each execution until further notice. Individuals and communities of faith and other groups are urged to order a set, add your own encouragement and to personally sign and mail the postcards to Governor Lee in the postal mail. Click here to order 10, 25, 50 or more FREE of charge for your community to sign and send!
Support the March4Mercy
Your financial support is encouraged. Please contribute generously to help cover the costs of planning, organizing and implementing this ongoing action. Online donations (including PayPal) can be made here. You may also send checks or money orders by mail to our administrative facility: Make checks payable to “Death Penalty Action” with “March4Mercy” in the memo line and mail to PO Box 89, Ghent, NY.
Endorsing Organizations & Individuals
(Individuals listed alphabetically by last name. Add your name by sending an e-mail to info@DeathPenaltyAction.org)
Rev. Jeannie Alexander
Rev. Keith Caldwell, President Nashville NAACP
Shane Claiborne of Red Letter Christians
Franklin Community Church
Franklin Community Development
Harriet Tubman House
Rev. Napoleon Harris
Rev. Dr Joseph Ingle
Rev. Susan Hudson McBride
No Exceptions Prison Collective
Craig E. Philip
Red Letter Christians
Rev. David Reppert
Rev. Dr. Kevin Riggs
Wm Paul Young