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Panel Discussion Friday Night: What’s It Like to Be Innocent on Death Row?

This Friday, October 23, 7:00 PM UT campus, Texas Union building, Sinclair Suite (room 3.128) Speakers: Shujaa Graham was exonerated in 1981 from California’s death row.  As a prisoner at San Quentin in the 70’s Shujaa was active in the Black Prison movement and in the Black Panther Party.  After being framed for jailhouse murder,…read more

Media Advisory: 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty – Oct 24, 2009 in Austin

Media Advisory Contacts: Scott Cobb, President, Texas Moratorium Network 512-552-4743 www.MarchforAbolition.org Laura Brady, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, (512)-638-0403 lauraebrady@hotmail.com EXONERATED PRISONERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS OF INNOCENTS ON TEXAS DEATH ROW TO LEAD 10TH ANNUAL MARCH TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY Saturday, October 24th 2pm: (AUSTIN) Family members of Reginald Blanton, Jeff Wood, Luis…read more

March Endorsement Letter from Capital “X” aka 305375

I attended my first March Against Executions in 2007. It was empowering to say the least. With my radical views I of course wished to see every abolitionist in the entire country and flocks from over seas marching together in unity breaking through the barriers set up to contain the march in Texas. Thomas Jefferson…read more

T-Shirts Available: Todd Willingham – Innocent and Executed

We ordered some T-shirts today for people to wear at the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty or wherever else you want to wear them. The shirts have a picture of Todd Willingham on the front with his name below, and “Innocent and Executed” at the top. On the back, it says: “I…read more

Strategy and Networking Meeting After the March on October 24th

On October 24, the organizers of the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty invite everyone who wants to get more involved in the effort to stop executions and end the death penalty in Texas to stick around and attend a strategy and networking meeting right after the march. The meeting details will be…read more

Call Rick Perry to Protest: He Cancels Meeting of Forensic Science Commission; Replaces Chair: Blocks Search for Truth in Todd Willingham Case

Many of us had been planning to attend the meeting of the Texas Forensic Science Commission on Friday to deliver public comments to the Commission and to hold a demonstration to Shout it from the Rooftops that Todd Willingham was innocent. Now, Texas Governor Rick Perry has canceled the meeting and replaced the Commission’s chair…read more