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Lamentations: On Virgil Presnell

May 16, 2022

Lamentations: On Virgil Presnell Lamentations is a series of short reflections derived from a reoccurring conversation that takes place before every scheduled execution in the United States between prominent abolitionists Death Penalty Action Executive Director, Abraham Bonowitz and the Convener of Clergy United Against the Death Penalty, the Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood. Nearly 46 years […]

Lamentations: On Clarence Dixon

May 9, 2022

Lamentations: On Clarence Dixon Lamentations is a series of short reflections derived from a reoccurring conversation that takes place before every scheduled execution in the United States between prominent abolitionists Death Penalty Action Executive Director, Abraham Bonowitz and the Convener of Clergy United Against the Death Penalty, the Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood. Anyone who follows […]

Lamentations: On Carman Deck

May 1, 2022

Lamentations is a series of short reflections derived from a reoccurring conversation that takes place before every scheduled execution in the United States between prominent abolitionists Death Penalty Action Executive Director Abraham Bonowitz and Clergy United Against the Death Penalty Executive Director Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood.     “…abandoned for days at a time.”  “…around […]

Lamentations: On Carl Buntion & Oscar Smith

April 21, 2022

Lamentations: On Carl Buntion & Oscar Smith Lamentations is a series of short reflections derived from a reoccurring conversation that takes place before every scheduled execution in the United States between prominent abolitionists Death Penalty Action Executive Director Abraham Bonowitz and Clergy United Against the Death Penalty Executive Director The Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood. Death […]

JOBS: Help Wanted in Texas

January 24, 2022

If you are a Spanish and English-speaking Texan and believe you are the right person to be a part of the limited paid staff on this effort, send a note to texasdpaorganizing@gmail.com with the subject line in ALL CAPS: “I’M THE RIGHT PERSON!” In that message, tell us why you are the right person, a […]

Support Your Local #DeathPenalty Abolition Group for #GivingTuesday

November 30, 2021

On this #GivingTuesday and in general, Death Penalty Action invites you to support your state organization working to end executions. If you live in a state without the death penalty or a serious concern about possible reintroduction, please support the federal effort and/or one of the national organizations*.

Keeping the Momentum Going Into 2022

November 28, 2021

Our 2022 sustainability campaign aims to raise at least $360,000 by January 18th from one-time and monthly donors. Death Penalty Action is shining a spotlight and providing action opportunities for everyone, on EVERY execution. We show up. We support direct action opportunities for local abolitionists and organizations. We “go live” to provide a front row seat to the action for those who can’t travel.

Saving America’s Soul – Step One: Abolish the Death Penalty

October 11, 2021

The only way to save the lives of the innocent individuals who are on death rows now and who most certainly will be in the future is to eliminate the system that seeks to murder them.

Ten Years Later, There is Still #TooMuchDoubt About the Death Penalty

September 21, 2021

Troy Davis was executed on September 21, 2011 despite significant doubts about his guilt. The movement to end the death penalty can point to many successes since then, but there is still much work to be done.

Mentally Ill Veterans Should Not Be Executed

September 7, 2021

There’s something both different and saddening about each of the three executions scheduled this summer in the United States. All three inmates are U.S. Marine Corps veterans whose crimes were committed following their military service.