Stop the Execution of Ray Tibbetts

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Raymond Tibbetts is scheduled to be executed in Ohio later this fall. He was originally scheduled for execution in February, but Ohio Governor John Kasich gave him a reprieve when a juror from Tibbetts’ original trial came forward after learning about Tibbetts’ traumatic background. Tibbetts’ severe child abuse and neglect was not presented in full at the time of the trial, and the juror said he never would have voted for a death sentence had he known.

Join us in asking Governor Kasich to commute Tibbetts’ death sentence and fix a serious failure of the legal system in his case. Call Governor Kasich’s office at 614-466-3555 and ask him to grant clemency to Ray Tibbetts.

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Help end the death penalty in New Hampshire!

Governor Sununu: Sign repeal. End the death penalty!

By nearly a 2-1 margin, the Republican-controlled New Hampshire legislature has voted to repeal the death penalty. Now the bill goes to Governor Chris Sununu, who has threatened to veto it.

It is more important than ever to let the Governor know that the death penalty is irrevocably broken and New Hampshire doesn’t need it. Sign the petition to Governor Sununu asking him to sign the bill and end the death penalty. Continue Reading →

There’s #TooMuchDoubt. Stop the execution!

There's #TooMuchDoubt. Stop the execution!

Ohio is scheduled to execute W.T. Montgomery early next month, even though there are serious questions about whether he committed the crimes for which he received a death sentence.

Tell Ohio Governor Kasich to stop the execution. There is #TooMuchDoubt.

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Help stop the execution of man with severe mental illness

Grant clemency for William Morva!William Morva is a Virginia man who suffers from delusional disorder. The jury in his sentencing trial never heard about his severe mental illness, but Virginia is set to execute him on July 6.

Send an email to Virginia Governor McAuliffe today and ask him to grant clemency to William Morva.


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Sign to stop #8in10: 8 executions in 10 days

The death penalty is broken, but that isn’t stopping Arkansas. The state plans to execute 8 people in 10 days so it can use up nearly-expired – and dangerous – execution drugs.

Arkansas’s planned assembly line of executions is irresponsible, risky, and out of step, at a time when most states are turning away from the death penalty. Take action to stop the Governor’s reckless execution plan.

Governor Asa Hutchinson is racing to use up the supply of a controversial execution drug, Midazolam, because it expires at the end of April. Midazolam is known for causing botched executions, which is why states are rejecting it. Florida and Arizona have stopped using it, and an Ohio judge recently halted Midazolam executions in that state.
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Kansans: Help end the death penalty!

The Kansas legislature is now in session, and a bill to repeal the death penalty will soon be introduced. Many lawmakers in Kansas are rethinking the death penalty, frustrated by its errors, delays, and high costs. As they consider death penalty legislation, it is critical that you let them know how important repeal is to you.

Now is the time to contact your legislators and tell them to say YES to repeal.

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End Nebraska’s death penalty from your living room!

VoteRetain426 bannerIn less than a month, Nebraska voters will go to the polls to decide whether to RETAIN the end of the death penalty in the state. In fact, some people are already voting with their early and absentee ballots.

We need your help to win this vote and end the death penalty in Nebraska once and for all! Sign up to phonebank from wherever you are.

It’s easy. You’ll get training, and a script will guide you through the whole thing.

It’s effective. Person-to-person conversations are the single best way to get people to take action. Your voice could make the difference to this campaign. So if you’ve got a phone and internet access, you can help end the death penalty in Nebraska.

Every state that ends the death penalty paves the way for the next. Use your voice. Literally. It will make a difference.

He didn’t kill anyone, but TX is about to execute him

Texas is scheduled to execute Jeff Wood on August 24, 2016, even though he never killed anyone, had no previous criminal history, and suffers from borderline intellectual functioning and mental illness. Although Wood was involved in a robbery, he didn’t plan to kill anyone and wasn’t even inside the gas station when the victim, Kris Keeran, was shot. He was sitting in a truck outside.

Texans: Act now to tell Texas to stop the execution of Jeff Wood.

The execution of a person who is not the “triggerman” is extremely rare. In fact, the Texas Board of Paroles and Pardons has recommended commutations for two people who, like Wood, did not take a life themselves.

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Sign on for families of homicide victims

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Dawn Mancarella, a member of EJUSA’s Crime Survivor Network, put out a special appeal today for family members of murder victims to sign on to suspend use of the death penalty in a key Florida county.

If you’ve lost a family member to murder, read Dawn’s letter below and consider taking action. If you know of others who might like to sign, please share this post.

Dear friend,

I know the horrible pain of losing a loved one to murder. My mom, Joyce Masury, was murdered 20 years ago, and my life has never been the same.

You’ve identified yourself to EJUSA or an EJUSA state partner as someone who has experienced this same unimaginable horror. So you understand where I’m coming from.

Today, I am signing an open letter for families like us calling for an end to the death penalty. Would you like to join me?

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California: Stop experimenting with lethal injection!


Thank you so much to everyone who has written to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) about the flaws in their proposed lethal injection procedures. Thousands of comments have been submitted, calling on California to leave executions is the past – where they belong.

There is still time for you to speak out. The deadline for comment has been extended, so tell CDCR that you oppose their fundamentally flawed proposals for executions.

Anyone can weigh in – even if you don’t live in California and regardless of your age, citizenship, or voter registration status.

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