We are approaching 10 years since the last execution in North Carolina!
Please join People of Faith Against the Death Penalty supporters and death penalty abolitionists at an interfaith memorial prayer service and candlelight procession and vigil on Thursday, August 18, 2016 in Raleigh.
Sammy Flippen, the last person executed in North Carolina, was poisoned to death in your name and ours at 2 a.m., August 18, 2006.
Interfaith Memorial Prayer Service
Thursday, August 18, 2016, 7 p.m.
Gather at Pullen Baptist Church
1800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
Followed immediately by a candlelight procession to Central Prison and vigil there
More info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-933-7567
In 2006 North Carolina was the fifth most frequently executing state in the country, with the fifth-largest death row. Thanks to the efforts of tens of thousands of North Carolinians who took action for a moratorium and reforms, North Carolina joins Arkansas as the only former states of the Confederacy to have gone a decade without an execution since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. The murder rate in North Carolina during this de facto moratorium on executions over the past decade has declined, according to the NC Department of Public Safety.
North Carolina is the only state among the top ten states in the nation with the most executions in the modern era to have stopped executions for a decade, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.
We have so much to be grateful for!
But the powers that be in Raleigh would like to restart executions.
Let's not let that happen. Please make a donation now to PFADP so we can hire new staff, expand the circle of abolitionists in North Carolina, keep the pressure going, and never have to hold another vigil while the state kills someone again.
Thanks to our friends at the Fr. Charlie Mulholland Catholic Worker House in Garner for their work on the memorial service.
Look for an exciting new campaign announcement from PFADP next week.
Checks payable to PFADP may be sent to PO Box 61943, Durham NC 27715.