STATE & FEDERAL CAMPAIGNS
FEDERAL ABOLITION: Help to get the U.S. Congress and President Biden to end the federal death penalty. Petitions. sign-on letters, actions and more are here.
FREE MELISSA LUCIO: Watch the documentary and take action to stop the execution of an innocent Latina woman on Texas death row. Execution is scheduled for April 27, 2022.
U.S. POLICING REFORMS: Ask Congress to enact national legislation on policing reforms to end extra judicial executions in the United States. Sign the petition today.
SUPPORT SOUTH CAROLINA: DPA helped form South Carolinians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty in 2021 and continue to support efforts there to keep executions at bay. Find out more.
SAY NO TO THE GAS CHAMBER: Help stop efforts to enact prisoner gassing in Alabama, Arizona, Oklahoma (and possibly more) as states struggle to find lethal injection drugs. Petition is here.
REPEAL OHIO'S DEATH PENALTY: Read about the state's task force recommendations on addressing Ohio's many problems with its use of the death penalty, and take action with three petitions. Our Ohio action page is here.
TENNESSEE'S MARCH4MERCY: Following the recent surge of executions under Governor Bill Lee, the Tennessee March4Mercy is organizing public actions for each execution. Act now to stop upcoming executions in TN. Details and action opportunities are here.
PREVENT ARIZONA EXECUTIONS: Arizona is on the verge of setting execution dates after a seven-year hiatus. Tell the governor to not schedule executions.
DEATH PENALTY FILM SERIES: We are partnering to raisie funds to make a documentary series about the people impacted by the death penalty and those fighting to abolish it. Find out more and be a founding donor here.
ANNUAL FAST AND VIGIL IN DC: Watch the archived videos from our online programming, held June 28 through July 2, 2020 at the Annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty, in Washington, DC.
ASSISTING IMPACTED COMMUNITIES: Our prisoner family liaison, Charles Keith, provides resources for co-victims/murder victim family members, as well as the families and friends of people on death row, including both the guilty and those who maintain innocence.
WRONGFUL CONVICTION CASE LISTING: A page of featured cases of those who have been put in prison despite claims of innocence, as a public effort to expose wrongful convictions.
VOICES OF EXPERIENCE - LIVE STREAM: Featuring interviews with leading death penalty abolitionists from varying perspectives. Watch our archives of videos with death row exonerees, murder victim family members, law enforcement, movement leaders, clergy, and more.
REMEMBERING JERRY GIVENS: Jerry Givens, a former executioner who dedicated his life to ending the death penalty, died of COVID-19 on April 13, 2020. Read more here. Additionally, his family has asked that tribute gifts in Jerry’s memory be made to Death Penalty Action as a way to continue Jerry’s legacy and work to end executions.
JEWISH ACTIONS AND RESOURCES: The sanctity of life holds a primal place in Judaism, as in most spiritual traditions. Explore a collection of resources, guides and statements of the Jewish perspective on the death penalty.
CHRISTIAN ACTIONS AND RESOURCES: Partnering with Red Letter Christians, DPA invites you to take action in a number of ways, including connecting with Shane Claiborne. Find out more here.
THE SHEPPARD EXPERIENCE: Launched in 2019, this project will share the 1954 headline of the day from Sam R. Sheppard from July 5, 1954 to January 8, 1955. Join us on this journey every day of that time period.