Death Penalty Action (DPA) provides high visibility resources, leadership, support, educational and direct action events and activities within the broader anti-death penalty movement. DPA is prepared to assist various local, state and national groups in their work to end the use of the death penalty.

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Planning and implementing public education activities in advance of executions and legislative activities
  • Developing and implementing a communications plan to highlight agreed-upon messages
  • Provision of signs, banners and other visibility tools for use in public protests
  • Collaborating with local staff and volunteers to ensure that organizations and coalitions build themselves
  • Marshaling the resources of national movement organizations across the country - including arranging for speakers and presenters
  • On-the-ground logistical and tactical support of events, direct actions and other public activities
  • Fundraising

Highlighted direct work that we are engaged in:

Find out more on our Campaigns and Projects page.

We are funded by our members and supporters, and are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.  Find our Guide Star profile here.

Find out how you can financially support Death Penalty Action here.


Executive Director and Co-Founder: Abraham Bonowitz (bio)
Administrator and Co-Founder: Scott Langley
Congressional Relations Coordinators:
Cathy Crino and Beth Burke
Impacted Communities Liaison:
Charles Keith
Communications Associate: Alli Sullivan

General inquires may be sent to info@deathpenaltyaction.org

Board of Directors:

Daniel Flynn
Susan Gries
Anthony Musev
Sharon Risher
David Senior
Frank Thompson

Roster of our Board of Advisors

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. Click here for more information. Haga clic aquí para recursos en Español, sobre La Pena de Muerte, de Equal Justice USA.