Robert Van Hook is due to be executed in Ohio on 18 July. He has been on death row for 33 years for a murder committed in 1985. The parole board has voted against clemency. The governor is not bound by their recommendation and can stop this execution.
1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:
- Opposing the execution of Robert Van Hook, and calling for his death sentence to be commuted;
- Noting that the trial court did not hear the full mitigating evidence of the defendant’s abusive and dysfunctional upbringing and the impact that this had on his life, mental condition and conduct;
- Explaining that you are not seeking to excuse violent crime or to downplay the suffering caused.
Contact this official by 18 July, 2018:
Governor John Kasich,
Riffe Center, 30th Floor,
77 South High St.
Columbus, OH 43215-6117 USA
Salutation: Dear Governor
2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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