Friday, June 29, 2007

How to get involved:

The Walk to Stop Executions will cover more than 800 miles and will include stops in at least 15 cities. You can participate in this exciting event by:

1) Joining the walkers for a 5 mile segment during the course of the walk. (Information on how to meet up with the walkers will be available on this site once the walk has begun.)

2) Attending one or more of the 15 scheduled rallies.

3) Becoming a "virtual walker." By financially sponsoring the walkers, you can participate in this event from wherever you live. A pledge of 3, 10, or 25 cents per mile will help us cover the costs for this event and will help us continue our important work to end the death penalty.

For example, a donation of 3 cents per mile (x 800 miles) = a tax deductible donation of $24.

Virtual walkers who pledge at least 3 cents a mile before September 1st will also receive an event t-shirt that can be worn throughout the course of the event.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Meet the walk organizer: Richard Carlburg

Richard Carlburg led the first walk against the death penalty in 2000. He is a State Death Penalty Coordinator for Amnesty International USA in California, the Vice Chair of California People of Faith Working Against the Death Penalty, and an active member of Death Penalty Focus and the L.A. Coalition Against the Death Penalty. He served in the U.S. Military from June 1958 to June 1982 and retired with rank of Major. He was a Project Manager with Northrop Gruman and retired in 1998. Richard will be reporting regularly from the walk. He can be reached at: