National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Joins the Global #Giving Tuesday Movement
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty joins the Global #GivingTuesday movement to highlight its national efforts to encourage and support dozens of national organizations and thousands of individuals working to reform the criminal justice system by ending capital punishment.
#GivingTuesday coincides with the one year mark of the 90 Million Strong Campaign and the National Coalition’s 40th Anniversary Year. Like #GivingTuesday, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has been working and succeeding in harnessing the collective power of individuals, organizations, and communities for positive change.
Leading up to #GivingTuesday and on the big day (Tuesday, December 1, 2015), the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty will be spotlighting people who are making a difference. We will be asking people to volunteer, to encourage more people to sign a Pledge to #HaltAllExecutions and support the work financially.
Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
“We have a year-end goal of raising $40,000 to help us bring 50 new national organizations and 10,000 new activists to our work across the country in 2016. #GivingTuesday gives us a great opportunity to accelerate our year-end drive and identify more people who want to help,” said Executive Director, Diann Rust-Tierney.
About The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
In 1976 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the death penalty in Gregg v. Georgia. In response, advocates for civil rights and civil liberties and religious organizations established the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) to move public opinion toward changing that decision.
For 40 years, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty has led on this issue, raising public awareness, changing attitudes, and moving public policy. We supply powerful information to the general public and to grassroots activists. We motivate them to take action. We engage national and international media in these efforts. Our work has systematically built a national grassroots base for this agenda. We convince people that that are other better options than state-sponsored killing.
We see ending the death penalty as part of a continuum of developing a more humane approach to criminal justice. We need programs that enhance public safety, offer trauma support for all victims of crime, and provide better access to mental health services, education and jobs that pay living wages.
#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give—the 2015 iteration will be held on December 1, 2015. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners—nonprofits, businesses and corporations as well as families and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday harnesses the power of social media to create a global moment dedicated to giving around the world.
To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit:
Website: http://www.givingtuesday.org Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday Twitter: twitter.com/GivingTues Case Foundation: http://casefoundation.org/blog/givingtuesday-moves-campaign-tradition/
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is the nation's oldest organization dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty. We are comprised of an extensive network representing more than 100 state and national affiliate organizations and thousands of advocates and volunteers. Our members include families of murder victims, people across the political and religious spectrum, past and present law enforcement officials and prominent civil and racial justice organizations working to end the death penalty forever.
In January 2014, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty launched the 90 Million Strong Campaign to partner with and mobilize a growing number of national organizations and individuals who believe that it is time for the death penalty to end.