Online Vigil for the Execution of Julius Jones in Oklahoma

Join an online virtual execution vigil for Julius Jones, who is scheduled for execution in Oklahoma the evening of November 18th. You may watch via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/deathpenaltyaction/.  Details on how to participate via Zoom will be posted here closer to the execution date. You can send a letter to the Governor to speak out […]

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“The River of Fire”: A Special Advent Session with Sr. Helen Prejean (virtual)

Celebrated author and activist Sr. Helen Prejean will join John Dear and the Beatitudes Center for a special session as we begin Advent to reflect on our life journeys as followers of the nonviolent Jesus. Sr. Helen is the best-selling author of Dead Man Walking, an account of her work with prisoners on death row, the […]

Webinar “The Death Penalty Brutalizes Us All”

On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 4 p.m. Pacific/7 p.m. Eastern, Death Penalty Action (DPA) is co-sponosoring “The Death Penalty Brutalizes Us All,” the fourth in a Death Penalty Focus (DPF) webinar series. Mike Farrell, of Death Penalty Focus, will moderate an in-depth conversation with three people who know first-hand how the brutality of the death […]

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Online Vigil for the Execution of Bigler Stouffer in Oklahoma

Join an online virtual execution vigil for Bigler Stouffer, who is scheduled for execution in Oklahoma at 10 am Central on December 9th. A live, informative and prayerful on-line vigil will begin at 9am CST. You may watch via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/deathpenaltyaction/.  To participate via Zoom, register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wodNimy7TvG_6v-d_gTAGw You can send a letter to […]

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Webinar: Voices of the Death Penalty

This panel event comprised of murder victim’s family members and exonerated death row inmates speaking about their experiences in relation to the death penalty in the United States. Sunday, December 11, 2021 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Featured Guests: Sabrina Butler-Smith Melanie Hebert Gary Drinkard SueZann Bosler Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr. […]

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Finding Joy on Death Row: Voices of Experience on the Death Penalty (virtual)

Finding Joy on Death Row: Join us with special guest John Lucio, whose mother is an innocent woman on Texas death row. We'll discuss the case of Melissa Lucio and how John and his family members are finding ways to be joyful amid the sorrow and pain of facing execution. Special Guests also include Death […]

Death Penalty Gathering in Washington, DC (online and in-person)

Join Death Penalty Action, Red Letter Christians, the Abolitionist Action Committee and others as we gather for an event to build community and inspire each other for action on the death penalty.  This event will be in-person in Washington, DC, and held the day before the direct action at the U.S. Supreme Court, which will […]

Direct Action at the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC

US Supreme Court First Street Sidewalk, Washington, DC

The Abolitionist Action Committee (AAC) and affiliated partners will participate in a direct action at the U.S. Supreme Court, which will mark the 45th anniversary of Gary Gilmore, who was the first U.S. prisoner executed in modern history (on Jan. 17, 1977).  This action takes place every 5 years, and has historically resulted in the […]

Execution Vigils (online/virtual)

There are TWO execution vigils January 17. 9-11am CST - DONALD GRANT - OKLAHOMA The execution of Donald Grant is scheduled for 10am CST on Thursday, January 27, 2022. A live, informative and prayerful on-line vigil will begin at 9am CST. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ud-kPxuLQQ6ly5Le2Ygdxw to be a part of the live audience, or watch on […]

From Noose to Needle (virtual panel)

Join the #NoDeathPenaltyOH campaign for a panel discussion on the legacy of lynching in our state and how the modern death penalty grew from this horrific practice. This will be a hybrid event featuring a virtual panel as well as an in-person gathering at a historical lynching site in Oxford, Ohio. Panelists include: State Senator […]

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26th annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice

Join us and the Free Melissa Lucio campaign for the 26th annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice on Saturday, March 26, 2022. 8:30 a.m.: DJ Plata kicks off the morning with San Antonio music and a morning rally. Complimentary coffee and refreshments will be provided. 10 a.m.: March steps off at the intersection of […]

Execution Vigil for Carman Deck in Missouri (virtual)

Carman Deck is scheduled for execution in Missouri on May 3, 2022 for the 1996 murders of James and Zelma Long. An online vigil will take place at 5:00 pm CT (Central) time, with live feeds from the courthouse vigil in Columbia, MO. Watch live on DPA's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/deathpenaltyaction/