A smart way to help your friends/families in these states abolish their death penalty

The death penalty exists in federal law — and also under military law.

More and more states have been abolishing it, but these states still have death penalty laws, but some of these states are not using it:  Alabama,    Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming.

 

If you have family or friends in any of those states, you can help them abolish their states’ death penalty in THESE TWO smart ways:

1. Here is a list of state-level organizations working to abolish the death penalty:  https://deathpenaltyaction.org/blog/support-your-local/?link_id=1&can_id=e62e762c26877f0fe538cb355533a954&source=email-helping-others-this-holiday-season-2&email_referrer=email_2126649&email_subject=every-day

 

 

2. I developed a sequence of 3 points and testified to a Washington State legislative committee three years ago.

A major obstacle in convincing the public and legislatures to abolish the DP is their fear that it protects our safety.  My third point in this testimony points out that we could abolish it without endangering public safety.  It is strategically important to make this point.  My legislative testimony was much shorter than this document, but this third point is important to convey to people in order to overcome their fears.

SEE THIS and share it with people in other states:  TESTIMONY 2019.02.05

 

Also, I fleshed out the 3-point message for one of my TV programs three years ago.  You can WATCH the TV video and/or READ what I said on my TV program here:  https://parallaxperspectives.org/tv-the-death-penalty-is-unjust-and-is-being-abolished

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org