Death penalty action alerts

Richard Glossip is an innocent man on Oklahoma’s death row inmate.  We need to prove his innocence before he is executed.

Richard’s legal team has been hard at work uncovering new evidence that casts serious doubt on his conviction.

Richard’s execution date could be scheduled any day now. To save Richard, we need your help again.

Will you join the 8,000+ people who have signed our new petition urging Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt and the state Pardon and Parole Board to call for an independent investigation into the new evidence in Richard Glossip’s case?

Executing Richard Glossip in the face of this new evidence is unjust and immoral. Glossip’s attorneys ask that a fully independent investigation be conducted, and a report issued, before any execution date is set. Otherwise, Oklahoma risks killing a man for a crime he did not commit.

With your help, there’s real hope for Richard. Please sign our petition today.


Rodney Reed is an innocent Black man on Texas’ death row.  We are still working to prove his innocence and achieve his release.

His legal team is working hard in the summer of 2021.  Rodney’s legal team made the case that he deserves a new trial — not only because new evidence has been discovered, but also because prosecutors withheld evidence and experts gave misleading testimony in the original trial more than 20 years ago.

There’s been a lot going on, and we want to make sure you don’t miss anything. So if you haven’t already, take a moment to add your name to get breaking news updates about Rodney’s case or text FREERODNEY to 52886.

In 1998, Rodney Reed, a Black man, was convicted of the 1996 murder of Stacey Stites, a white woman in Bastrop, Texas. For more than 20 years, Rodney has maintained his innocence. He says that he and Stacey were having a consensual relationship, which explains the presence of his DNA.

We’re going to keep fighting until we get justice for Rodney and his family.

If you want to join this fight for Rodney’s life and be the first to get updates on his case, then sign up right now or text FREERODNEY to 52886.


Tell Texas to stop the September 9, 2021, execution of John Ramirez.

I signed a petition on Action Network telling Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles & Governor Greg Abbott to Stop the Execution of John Ramirez in Texas.

John Ramirez is scheduled for execution in Texas on September 9th for the 2004 murder of Pablo Castro.

Texas’ aggressive execution schedule marks it as an outlier in its use of the death penalty while the majority of other states are on a downward trend of executions. In 2019, Texas accounted for 9 of the nation’s 22 executions, and in 2020 is expected to account for half of all executions, if not more.

Please sign the petition asking Governor Abbott and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles to do everything within their power to stop this execution, including issuing a stay, and seeking a path to clemency in the case.

Petitions will be delivered on your behalf at 12:00 pm noon Central Time on Friday, September 4th.

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About GlenAnderson 1515 Articles
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 He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093