CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

FEDERAL EXECUTIONS: Help to stop the resumption of executions at the federal level under President Trump and U.S. Attorney Barr. Petitions, vigils, actions and more are here.

POLICING REFORMS: Ask Congress to enact national legislation on policing reforms to end extra judicial executions in the United States. Sign the petition today.

VOICES OF EXPERIENCE - LIVE STREAM: Featuring interviews with leading death penalty abolitionists from varying perspectives. Watch our archives of videos with death row exonerees, murder victim family members, law enforcement, movement leaders, clergy, and more.

REPEAL OHIO'S DEATH PENALTY: Read about the state's task force recommendations on addressing Ohio's many problems with its use of the death penalty, and take action with three petitions. Our Ohio action page is here.

REMEMBERING JERRY GIVENS: Jerry Givens, a former executioner who dedicated his life to ending the death penalty, died of COVID-19 on April 13, 2020. Read more here. Additionally, his family has asked that tribute gifts in Jerry’s memory be made to Death Penalty Action as a way to continue Jerry’s legacy and work to end executions.

JEWISH ACTIONS AND RESOURCES:  The sanctity of life holds a primal place in Judaism, as in most spiritual traditions. Explore a collection of resources, guides and statements of the Jewish perspective on the death penalty.

RED LETTER CHRISTIAN ACTIONS: Partnering with Red Letter Christians, DPA invites you to take action in a number of ways, including connecting with Shane Claiborne. Find out more here.

TENNESSEE'S MARCH4MERCY: Following the recent surge of executions under Governor Bill Lee, the Tennessee March4Mercy is organizing public actions for each execution. Act now to stop upcoming executions in TN. Details and action opportunities are here.

ANNUAL FAST AND VIGIL IN DC: Watch the archived videos from our online programming, held June 28 through July 2, 2020 at the Annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty, in Washington, DC.

THE SHEPPARD EXPERIENCE: Launched in 2019, 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 of that time period.