URGENT ON-LINE ACTIONS

1. Stop the November 20th execution of Rodney Reed, an innocent man facing execution in Texas. Sign the petition here.

2. Stop the execution of Randy Halprin, a Jewish man who faces execution in Texas despite clear evidence of an anti-Semitic judge. Sign the petition here.

3. Stop the criminalization of abortions in Georgia. Sign the petition here.

4.  The Trump Administration is proposing to expedite executions of mass shooters. Policy such as this is not going to stop future massacres. Sign the petition to tell congress: “Don’t expand or hasten the death penalty – ABOLISH IT!”

5. James Dailey is scheduled to be executed in Florida on Nov. 7, 2019 for a murder he did not commit. The Florida Supreme Court has yet to rule on his substantial claims of actual innocence.  Call on the Governor to intervene to prevent the execution of an innocent man. Sign the petition.

UPCOMING PROJECTS & EVENTS

October 11-20, 2019:  Ohio’s Journey of Hope… From Violence to Healing.  Check here for locations and dates.

December 9 & 13, 2019: The first two of four federal execution dates that have been set (a 5th date, originally for December 11, has been stayed). DPA will be planning protests on the ground in Indiana to resist this federal-level human rights abuse. Find out more here.

Ongoing in 2019: 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.

January 13 & 15, 2020: The second two of four federal execution dates that have been set. DPA will be planning protests on the ground in Indiana to resist this federal-level human rights abuse. Find out more here.

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

PREVIOUS PROJECTS & EVENTS

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