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.
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.
PULL BACK THE CURTAINS ON EXECUTIONS IN ALABAMA: Demand a revision of Alabama execution protocols to require that public representatives witnessing executions see and hear the entire process. Read and sign the petition.
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.
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.
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 at the Annual Fast and Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty, and join us in Washington, DC each summer for this annual event.
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.
FOR WHOM THE BELLS TOLL: A DPA project that invites people of faith to publicly express opposition to executions and to pray for all of those impacted in the aftermath of murder. Opportunities and ideas for faith-based action are here.
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: This daily project posted the 1954 headline of the day regarding the case of Sam R. Sheppard from July 5, 1954 to January 8, 1955. Join us on this journey every day of that time period.