Maryland: Repeal Now, Act Now PDF Print E-mail
December 19, 2012

Maryland is on the cusp of something it should have done years ago: repealing the death penalty.

MD Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Dist. 27) of Chesapeake Beach needs to hear from you today while important decisions are made about the bill for repeal.

Write Sen. Miller here, http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1576/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=12164.

Maryland's Gov. Martin O'Malley has reaffirmed his support for repeal now.

Senior religious leaders across Maryland have reaffirmed their support for repeal now.

A majority of Maryland's legislators are ready to vote for repeal now.

Despite this pressure for repeal, Sen. Miller has remained unchanged in blocking repeal.

Please help PFADP expand the circle of abolitionists by supporting us right now.
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Breaking News: More Victories Today! PDF Print E-mail
December 13, 2012

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The NC Racial Justice Act that you and many people worked so hard to bring about has led to another finding of racial bias in North Carolina's death penalty system.

Let's keep the victories for justice coming. Please give to PFADP here.

A Superior Court judge has commuted the sentences of three N.C. death row prisoners to life in prison after finding that prosecutors excluded African Americans from their juries. His rulings were made under two different versions of the RJA, including the most recent version that severely limited the scope of evidence allowable to find racial bias. Here is a news story about today's ruling.
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PFADP Membership Call with Sr. Helen Prejean PDF Print E-mail
December 6, 2012

On Sunday, December 16 People of Faith Against the Death Penalty will hold our annual membership meeting via a national teleconference. The call will take place at 4 pm Eastern, 1 pm Pacific.

On the call you will hear live from Sr. Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking and The Death of Innocents and chair of PFADP's Kairos Campaign, on the state of the abolition movement. PFADP board members and staff will discuss PFADP's work across the country.

We encourage you to join this important call, which we expect to last little more than 30 minutes.

The meeting is open to all, but only voting members of PFADP (folks who have paid their annual dues of $35/individual, $50 household) can be allowed to vote. You can initiate or renew your voting membership right now, http://www.pfadp.org/donate-right-buttons-104.
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No More Death Penalty: What a Deal PDF Print E-mail
November 27, 2012

We had Black Friday and got deals. We had Cyber Monday and got deals.

Today is Giving Tuesday. Let’s give the gift of justice and a country free of the death penalty.

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty is working with groups in a dozen states to mobilize clergy and lay leaders of faith communities to help with campaigns to repeal the death penalty and for clemency for people facing execution. 



Join us in helping more and more people to rise up and unbind our hearts, our souls, our legislatures, and our country from the death penalty.



Please make a tax-deductible contribution to People of Faith Against the Death Penalty today. It's easy. Click here.
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Next up: death penalty (Maryland) PDF Print E-mail
Our view: Since taking office, Gov. O'Malley has presided over a long-term moratorium on executions in Maryland; next year he should push to end capital punishment outright

December 2, 2012
The Baltimore Sun

Having successfully pushed for historic changes in Maryland laws regarding expanded casino gambling, in-state college tuition rates for some undocumented-immigrant students, and the right of gay people to marry, Gov. Martin O'Malley is now in a position to address one of the last great pieces of unfinished business of his time in Annapolis: abolishing the state's death penalty.
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On California: We’ve Only Just Begun PDF Print E-mail
November 7, 2012

We came so close last night in California to repealing the death penalty through Prop 34. We should not lose heart.

In fact, there are plenty of reasons to be heartened and excited.

Nearly half – 47.3%  – of California voters told the state to stop condemning people to death. The 52.7% who voted to keep the death penalty represent historically low levels of support.

So close!
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