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The Death Penalty Ignores the Needs of Families of Victims

The Death Penalty Ignores the Needs of Families of Victims

Abolish the death penalty and invest in victims services. Read More navigateright

#EXCLUSIVE: Reporter Bailey Elise McBride is Shining A Spotlight on the Death Penalty

#EXCLUSIVE: Reporter Bailey Elise McBride is Shining A Spotlight on the Death Penalty

Reporter Bailey Elise McBride shares why she is against the death penalty and is partnering with the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “...I learned that everyone is made in the image of  God.”

#90mStrong Monday: “...I learned that everyone is made in the image of God.”

To kick of Women's History Month, check out why NCADP Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney is part of #90mStrong against the death penalty. Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “I believe the death penalty is immoral.”

#90mStrong Monday: “I believe the death penalty is immoral.”

I believe the death penalty is immoral. It says that society can kill a person to prove that for them to have killed someone is wrong. That makes no sense to me. Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “The justice system is extremely imperfect.”

#90mStrong Monday: “The justice system is extremely imperfect.”

On secular and religious grounds (Christian specifically), I found the death penalty to be problematic and thus, unjust and immoral. Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “I don’t want to live in a nation where the government supports taking a life.”

#90mStrong Monday: “I don’t want to live in a nation where the government supports taking a life.”

I strongly oppose the death penalty because taking a life is not a justice that helps either party. Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “An eye-for-an-eye punishment does not “fix” anything.”

#90mStrong Monday: “An eye-for-an-eye punishment does not “fix” anything.”

OK, I’ll bite. Something I’ve been hesitant to share, but am beginning to feel compelled to speak about: A growing interest in the movement to abolish the death penalty. Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “The death penalty doesn’t change anyone’s behavior.”

#90mStrong Monday: “The death penalty doesn’t change anyone’s behavior.”

I have believed for most of my life that killing is wrong.  Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “Most kids have been told by their parents that ‘two wrongs don’t make a right.’”

#90mStrong Monday: “Most kids have been told by their parents that ‘two wrongs don’t make a right.’”

I met my father-in-law Fred Gilreath in a Georgia prison where he was on death row for the murder of his wife and her father some 20 years prior. Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “Stop this insane and inhumane procedure now.”

#90mStrong Monday: “Stop this insane and inhumane procedure now.”

Why Bob is one of the 90 million people who opposes the death penalty  Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “I regard execution as a blasphemy, for it limits the power of God to transform.”

#90mStrong Monday: “I regard execution as a blasphemy, for it limits the power of God to transform.”

Ivy League Professor, Priest, and Activist Paul Jones shares his personal experiences with the death penalty.  Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “I work to end the death penalty, in memory of my father.”

#90mStrong Monday: “I work to end the death penalty, in memory of my father.”

I knew long ago that even if my father's murderer was found, the only thing that would provide true healing for me would be equality and justice.  Read More navigateright

#90MStrong Monday: “I was witness to his execution. I will never forget.”

#90MStrong Monday: “I was witness to his execution. I will never forget.”

In 2005 I was witness to the execution of Michael Pennington at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma.  Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “I would not want her murderer to get the death penalty.”

#90mStrong Monday: “I would not want her murderer to get the death penalty.”

Maureen shares her powerful reasons for being one of the 90 million strong against the death penalty.  Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: What’s Next for Oklahoma?

#90mStrong Monday: What’s Next for Oklahoma?

"There is no argument that justice needs to be served appropriately and that society needs to be protected. But this can be achieved by means other than capital punishment." Rev. Dr. WIlliam Tabbernee reflects on Oklahoma Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “My brother sits on death row in Texas.”

#90mStrong Monday: “My brother sits on death row in Texas.”

"Fracturing one family won't heal another." Lottie shares why she's one of the 90 million strong.  Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: “I witnessed his execution.”

#90mStrong Monday: “I witnessed his execution.”

My name is Maria and my husband John Quintanilla was murdered by the State of Texas on July 16th, 2013. I witnessed his execution. Read More navigateright

#90mStrong Monday: 18 years in prison, while innocent.

#90mStrong Monday: 18 years in prison, while innocent.

One of the 90 million strong against the death penalty shares her powerful, personal story of innocence.  Read More navigateright