2 Days from Scheduled Execution of Carman Deck
Make a plan to call Governor Parson tomorrow to support efforts for clemency and commutation for Carman Deck and show up to a local execution watch on May 3rd (details below) to stand in solidarity with Carman Deck and all victims of the death penalty as we seek to stop executions and abolish the death penalty in Missouri.
It is never too late to take action and get others involved!!! At this time, phone calls, faxes, and social media posts to the Governor are recommended so that your message gets to him as soon as possible.
Governor Parson Phone: (573) 751-3222
“Hi, my name is _____ and I live in [city and zip code]. I am calling today to ask that Governor Parson grant clemency to Carman Deck, who is scheduled to be executed on May 3rd, 2022. As a person who has faced immeasurable abuse and neglect throughout his life, I ask that you stop cycles of violence in Missouri by granting Carman Deck clemency and commuting his sentence to life. Please stop this scheduled execution.”
For more sample scripts and social media posts of what to say, you can use the Clemency For Carman Toolkit here.
On May 3rd, there will be execution watches and vigils held across the state. Should you have any questions about each watch or vigil, please contact the person listed per location. If your city is not listed, please consider hosting a local vigil, and we can help promote it through MADP’s networks. It is easy and makes a huge difference when people show up to bring attention to the execution. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bonne Terre - 5PM, Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (ERDCC), Execution Watch and Vigil, MADP, contact email@example.com or call 816-931-4177
Belton - St. Sabina's Catholic Church, 700 Trevis Ave Belton, MO 64012. Praying Rosary for Carman Deck beginning at 5:45pm - Contact: Bridget Hernandez firstname.lastname@example.org. 816-979-3159
Jefferson City - Noon, Governor’s Office, 2nd Floor Missouri State Capitol, The Missouri Catholic Conference. Contact Rita Linhardt at email@example.com
STL - 3PM, STL Circuit Courthouse, Market & Tucker. Will carpool to Bonne Terre, MO following. STL Chapter MADP and various faith leaders. Contact Margaret at firstname.lastname@example.org
KCMO - 5-6PM, 39th and Troost, Kansas City Chapter MADP. Contact Bob at email@example.com
Columbia - 5-6PM, Boone County Courthouse. Columbia Chapter MADP and Fellowship of Reconciliation. Contact Jeff Stack at firstname.lastname@example.org