• Lauren Sobchak

We Won’t Stop Until Executions Do

Updated: Dec 22, 2020

Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty will be holding statewide watches and vigils in Springfield, Kansas City, Jefferson City, and St. Louis for each person scheduled for execution as well as all victims of the death penalty on each date of the scheduled federal executions in November and December.

Social distancing and masks are required for all in person events.

Scheduled federal executions: Orlando Hall, November 19 Lisa Montgomery, December 8 Brandon Bernard, December 10

Locations and Times: -St. Louis: 4:00-5:00PM CST – 10 N Tucker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63101. On November 19th we will be joined by special guests, Missouri death row exonoree Reggie Griffin and Brother Malik Simms of Organization for Black Struggle in holding space for Orlando Hall.

-Springfield: Noon-1:00PM CST – 222 N. John Q. Hammons Parkway Springfield, MO 65806

-Jefferson City: Noon-1:00PM CST – 80 Lafayette St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

-Kansas City: 4:00-5:00PM CST – 400 E 9th St, Kansas City, MO 64106

*Online Vigils and Watches are being held by national partners in abolition, Death Penalty Action and Catholic Mobilizing Network. To read more about those scheduled for federal execution as well as the resumption of federal executions visit www.deathpenaltyinfo.org.

You can act locally and participate in the national call to end federal executions and seek clemency for those scheduled for execution. 

  1. In support of Congresswoman Pressley’s bill, H.R. 4052, to end the death penalty federally, take time this week to message and call your Missouri representatives as well as the House Judiciary Committee and urge them all to support and co-sponsor bill H.R. 4052. 

  2. Calls to end the death penalty in Missouri are as urgent as those federally. Our programs and events will bring attention to those on death row, murder victim family members, death row exonorees, and provide us space to reimagine the criminal legal system. Save the Date:  December 12th, 6PM-8PM Central, MADP hosting a program with Senior Director of Research and Special Projects from Death Penalty Information Center, Ngozi Ndulue, and many others about the persistence of racial discrimination in the death penalty. More information about this invent will be published soon.

  3. You can sign our active petitions asking for clemency for Marcellus Williams and Ernest Lee Johnson, two Missouri men who are out of appeals. Please continue to follow and share stories highlighting federal executions, an unprecedented series of killings that showcase everything wrong with the death penalty in America. 

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