Join us for a teach-in and riveting conversation about the urgent need of death penalty abolition. We’ll be joined by Ron Wright, a man exonerated from death row after spending three years on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit. We’ll end with a solidarity action for people currently on death row.
Learn skills on how to effectively influence legislators toward death penalty abolition.
Today we want to make some noise! Call your House Representative and tell them to co-sponsor H.R. 262 and H.R. 97. Dial 1-844-879-0282 to be connected to your Representative!
Here’s a sample call script!
“Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME], and I am a constituent of [Representative X] and supporter/member of Amnesty International USA. I am calling to ask the Representative to please co-sponsor H.R. 97 and H.R. 262. As a member of Amnesty International USA, and I strongly support these bills to abolish the federal death penalty. The right to be free from execution is a basic human right, and Amnesty sees this as a core human rights issue. Please let me know if I can answer any questions. Thank you.”
During this time together, we’ll remember that death row is fundamentally flawed system that delivers cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment. This vigil will remind us that the death penalty should be abolished, once and for all.