Faith in ACTION!

Its summer! The perfect time for BBQs, Farmer’s Markets, County Fairs and ABOLITION SUNDAYS! Just last weekend, the Social Justice Committee of the St. Francis Catholic parish in Hamilton hosted the first Abolition Sunday of the season!  Volunteer Laura Fendrick met with church members during fellowship hours to answer questions, and discuss the issues surrounding […]

Candidate Conversations

Its Election Season! The Primary election was just a couple of weeks ago and now the field of candidates is set for November’s general election. Campaigning is more intense from this point on. You may have already had a candidate for the legislature come to your door to ask  for your support and to discuss […]

Mothers turn pain into action

What do people affected by crime and those affected by the criminal justice system have in common? read more Source: Equal Justice USA

Mothers in Charge gives EJUSA ‘National Partner for Peace’ Award!

EJUSA’s Executive Director, Shari Silberstein, thought that helping read more Source: Equal Justice USA

Recommended link: Watch this video on the growing concerns about the death penalty

Our state partners, Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, put together this moving short f read more Source: Equal Justice USA

Kansas conservatives change the script on the death penalty

Across the country, more conservatives and libertarians have been reconsidering their support for the death penalty. Nowhere is that more evident than in Kansas. read more Source: Equal Justice USA

To Honor Life (video)

Please watch Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty‘s video, To Honor Life, which includes participation from Marc Hyden of Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty. Source: Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty

I Spent More Than Six Years as an Innocent Woman on Death Row

The new season of Orange is the New Black will be available on Netflix starting next weekend. I won’t be watching it. I lived it. I was 17 and living in Columbus, Mississippi, in 1989. One night, I went to check on my beautiful 9-month-old son, Walter. He wasn’t breathing. I scooped him up and […]

Guest Post: Death penalty will never be risk-free.

Because of the moratorium that Gov. John Kitzhaber declared, the gruesome events that unfolded during the execution of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma did not happen here. But for our governor’s bold leadership, it could have. Oklahoma officials injected Mr. Lockett with a “newly tried” cocktail of drugs that caused him to “writhe and gasp” and […]

#90mStrong Monday: “I work to end the death penalty, in memory of my father.”

Welcome to #90mStrong Mondays. Each week we’ll share a story from one of the 90 million people who opposes the death penalty. Are you one of the #90mstrong? Raise your voice to put an end to the death penalty! Share your story at “When I was growing up in Gary, Indiana, every home in […]