Monday, August 20, 2007

No more death sentences!

Did you know California has the highest rate of death sentencing in the country?

While annual death sentences have dramatically decreased each year since 1999, when there were 42, the number is still alarmingly high. Last year 16 death verdicts were returned and so far 7 have been handed down in 2007.

As a result, 666 men and women now sit on California's death row.

It is time for us to say to our elected District Attorneys, "No more death sentences!" We have seen over and over that the pursuit and imposition of the death penalty only perpetuates the suffering of survivors, focuses all of the attention and resources on the accused instead of the victims, and costs the taxpayers far more than a sentence of life without parole.

Please take 30 seconds to send a letter to you District Attorney today!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Walk T-Shirts

Check out the design for the 2007 Walk to Stop Executions t-shirts!

Anyone pledging at least 3 cents per mile ($24) by September 15th will receive a Walk t-shirt. Only a limted number will be available.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Details about supporting the walk

We are very excited to tell you about the 2007 Walk to Stop Executions, which starts on September 15th. The Walk will begin at the San Diego County Court House and will cover more than 800 miles, ending at the State Capitol in Sacramento on November 30th. The Walk will stop in 15 counties to encourage the district attorneys in each location not to seek the death penalty in any case. The walk will also unite local activists and draw attention to the issue of the death penalty along the way.

We have set a fundraising goal of $6000 for the Walk to Stop Executions. Funds raised will be used by Death Penalty Focus and California People of Faith Working Against the Death Penalty, to continue our work to educate the public about the inherent flaws in the death penalty.

Please consider supporting the 2007 Walk to Stop Executions by pledging $.03 to $.75 for each mile the walkers complete.

Individuals donating $24 (3 cents per mile) or more by September 15th will receive a 2007 Walk to Stop Executions t-shirt.

A gift of any size is appreciated. Every dollar will help bring us closer to our fundraising goal of $6000.