January 29: Donnie Cleveland Lance in Georgia

February 6: Abel Ochoa in Texas

February 20: Nicholas Sutton in Tennessee


1.  FEDERAL: The Trump Administration’s attempt to execute the first federal prisoners in over 16 years has been halted for now, but we must remain vigilant, so click here for petitions, actions and other ways you can help.

2. TEXAS: Make sure that Rodney Reed, an innocent man facing death in Texas, is spared execution. Sign the petition here.

3. OHIO: The General Assembly is again considering a bill which specifically provides for executing women who have had an abortion, and health care workers who provide them. Sign the petition to tell the Ohio Statehouse: Please ensure that the death penalty is not an intended outcome as a result of House Bill 413.

4. TEXAS: Stop any new execution dates for Randy Halprin, a Jewish man who faces execution in Texas despite clear evidence of an anti-Semitic judge. Sign the petition here.


Federal Executions to Resume?: The Trump Administration is attempting to begin executing federal prisoners after a 16 year pause. There are no current dates set (after 5 dates were stayed in late 2019), but the issue is not settled yet. Find out more here on what you can do in the meantime.

Ongoing in 2020: Tennessee’s Direct Action to Stop Executions: Full details and action opportunities are here.

The Sheppard Experience Project: Launched on July 5, this project will share the 1954 headline of the day from Sam R. Sheppard from July 5, 1954 to January 8, 1955. Join us on this journey every day between now and January 8, 2020.

June 28 through July 2, 2020: Annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty, in Washington, DC


Read about DPA’s work around the death penalty crisis in Arkansas in April 2017, our work with the Texas Journey of Hope in October 2017 and our campaign to highlight the U.S.’s 1500th execution in Georgia in June 2019.

DPA also has been helping our Ohio partner stop all scheduled executions in the state and is preparing for a major 10-day tour thoughout the state in October 2019.

Additionally, DPA manages the Abolitionist Action Committee’s Starvin’ for Justice: Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty each summer at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC.

Also check out these great speakers who travel often:

Sr. Helen Prejean
Shane Claiborne
Bryan Stevenson