The developments of the last year demonstrate the pivotal role that Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP) plays in preventing the state from taking life. Please consider supporting our mission here: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/mtatdp
We end 2017 with some remarkable accomplishments:
Why your investment is critical
MADP believes we can achieve abolition county by county. Historically, fewer than 3% of our counties account for the majority of our executions. By focusing our prevention work on areas with overzealous prosecutors and working to raise up unusual voices who object to capital punishment, we can move forward and achieve real change. Our work demonstrates this.
But we still have work to do. Just before Thanksgiving, the Missouri Supreme Court scheduled an execution for Russell Bucklew for March 20, 2018. Russell has a rare health condition that could cause him great pain during the execution process – his lawyers have even asked for an execution by shooting squad as an alternative.
We need your voice added to our petition asking Gov. Greitens to show mercy and #SpareRussell a painful, gruesome death here: https://www.change.org/p/eric-greitens-spare-russell-bucklew.
MADP continues to fight Missouri’s broken death penalty through endless community education events, victim outreach, and policy work. Missouri juries are increasingly reluctant to choose death when life is always an option, and we had juries decide against death for Mark Gill, Ulysses Jones, Marvin Rice, and Craig Wood just this year. We also coordinate a pen pal program and continue our work in amplifying victims’ voices. Our Voices Project can be found at http://www.madpmo.org/voices.
As an organization with big ideas and a transformative vision for social change, MADP seeks to raise $25,000 by the end of 2017 to advance our efforts on behalf of all Missourians who oppose the death penalty. We rely on your generosity to educate key constituencies, run advocacy programs, and petition for change with elected officials at all levels.
Your partnership is vital to our mission. Your generosity and support enables us to accomplish the important work we have before us. You make change happen, and we ask you to financially partner with us as we step into a new year.
With gratitude and warm wishes for a happy holiday season,
Executive Director, Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Support MADP by making a year-end, tax-deductible donation by December 31, 2017. Visit www.madpmo.org/donate to make a secure gift today.