Lamentations: On Virgil Presnell

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 […]

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Lamentations: On Carman Deck

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 […]

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Lamentations: On Carl Buntion & Oscar Smith

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 […]

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JOBS: Help Wanted in Texas

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 […]

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Keeping the Momentum Going Into 2022

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.

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DPA Updates & Actions (9/6/2021)

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 […]

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