Updated: Dec 28, 2020
Call to Action – Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty will be holding federal death penalty execution watches and vigils at the Kansas City, Missouri Federal Courthouse on August 26th and 28th, and September 22nd + 24th in solidarity with abolitionists across the country.
Federal Executions are currently scheduled for: August 26: Lezmond Mitchell, August 28: Keith Nelson, September 22: William LeCroy, September 24: Christopher Vialva
Masks and social distancing will be required. If you cannot attend please participate in the calls to action below.
Online Calls to Action and ways to stop Federal Executions!
1. Sign the Petitions –
In solidarity with Death Penalty Action, we are directing our opposition to the federal death penalty to the U.S. Congress (sign the congress petition here).
DPA- “The administration is ignoring the law, ignoring compelling issues which demand executive clemency, ignoring the danger of executing during the pandemic, and even ignoring the families of victims in several cases who adamantly oppose the execution of the person convicted of killing their loved ones….Executions do not keep society any safer from dangerous offenders than incarceration. We can do much better for the families of murder victims than the hollow promise of a possible execution decades in the future. We are urging Congress to abolish the federal death penalty.”
2. Educate yourself about the federal death penalty –
The federal death penalty applies in all 50 states and U.S. territories but is used relatively rare. Most are imprisoned in Terre Haute, Indiana. Three federal executions have taken place in 2020, with four more to be carried out by the end of September. Learn more about the federal death penalty at deathpenaltyinfo.org.
3. Engage on social media –
share posts related to Federal Executions on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Make sure to tag #MADP #FederalResumption #FederalExecution #EndtheDeathPenalty to showcase support in ending federal executions.