Speakers and other confirmed attendees at the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty will include three innocent, now-exonerated death row prisoners (Shujaa Graham, Curtis McCarty and Ron Keine), Jeff Blackburn (Chief Counsel of the Innocence Project of Texas), Jeanette Popp (a mother whose daughter was murdered but who asked the DA not to…read more
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
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
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
Wednesday, October 7th at 7PM is the Next Planning Meeting for the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty
Join Us at the Next Planning Meeting for the… 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty Wednesday, October 7th @ 7PM Double Dave’s Pizzaworks on Duval St. Double Dave’s Pizzaworks – www.doubledaves.com 3000 Duval St, Austin – (512) 476-3283 www.marchforabolition.org If you need directions, call Scott at 512 552 4743.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 on Todd Willingham: “Is Texas Governor Rick Perry Trying to Cover Up Execution of Innocent Man on His Watch”
The video below is the report that aired on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Friday October 2, 2009. Scott Cobb of Texas Moratorium Network is interviewed in the report. If you can not see the video embedded, below click here to watch it on YouTube. Sign the petition to Governor Rick Perry and the State of…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
We received a message today from Sister Helen Prejean saying that she endorses and supports the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty, so we have added her to our growing list of sponsors.
Reginald Blanton’s mother, Anna Terrell, speaking at a rally at the Texas Capitol on Sept 26, 2009. Reginald Blanton is scheduled for execution on October 27, 2009. More information on the case is at http://www.myspace.com/freereggieb. Anna Reese will also speak at the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty on October 24, 2009.
Jeanette Popp, mother of a murder victim, has agreed to come and speak at the 10th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty on October 24. Jeanette published a new book this year called. Mortal Justice: A True Story of Murder and Vindication. It can be bought on Amazon. Her book tells the story of…read more