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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.

DPA Updates & Actions (9/6/2021)

September 6, 2021

UPDATES & ACTIONS for Tonight, Tuesday & Wenesday Death Penalty Action Board Member Rev. Sharon Risher leads an execution protest in Greenville, South Carolina The United States is one of the few countries in the entire world that still carries out the death penalty. Starting on Wednesday evening, the United States will carry out more executions in […]

Stop Executing Veterans

September 4, 2021

Stop Executing Veterans All three executions scheduled in the United States this summer were of honorably discharged US Marines who committed crimes after their service. By Leah Merriam In the Marine Corps, our motto is “Semper Fidelis” which translates to “always faithful.” In theory, this is rooted in the American ideals of God and country. […]