Reception Honoring NC House Speaker Joe Hackney, Chapel Hill PDF Print E-mail
People of Faith Against the Death Penalty is sponsoring a reception honoring the Honorable Joe Hackney, Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. The event will celebrate the Speaker’s successful efforts to ensure passage of the North Carolina Racial Justice Act.

The reception will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the home of Dr. James Crow, 109 Ledge Lane, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The reception is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and should be placed with PFADP by March 17 by contacting Kristen Smith at 919.933.7567 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
Senators Hear Testimony on Bill to Study Death Penalty Costs (Nebraska) PDF Print E-mail
By JoAnne Young
Lincoln Journal Star

The question of whether the Nebraska Legislature should embark on a study of the costs of the death penalty was addressed Wednesday in the Judiciary Committee.

During a debate on repealing the death penalty earlier this session, Omaha Sen. Brenda Council introduced an amendment to direct state Auditor Mike Foley to find and report on the costs. She argued capital punishment is the most inefficient use of tax dollars in fighting crime.
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Kansas Bill to End Death Penalty Fails; Senators Praised for Debate PDF Print E-mail
By Online Editor
Catholic News Service

TOPEKA, Kan. (CNS) -- The Kansas Catholic Conference praised the state's senators for their "impassioned and thoughtful" debate on the death penalty even though they failed to pass a measure to abolish it.

The senators voted 20 to 20 on the bill Feb. 19, falling one vote short of what was required for passage.
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Orthodox Jewish Community Sets Example in Advocacy PDF Print E-mail
Martin Grossman was executed last night in Florida. Something extraordinary that came from this tragedy is the effort made by leaders from America's Orthodox Jewish community. Mobilizing organizations and people to take action, rabbis such as Zvi Boyarsky of the Aleph Institute and others were able to obtain more than 34,000 petition endorsers and send a strong message to Fl. Gov. Crist that Martin's execution was wrong. They have further exposed the flaws of the death penalty to many people. For that, we at PFADP are grateful and inspired.

The effort around Martin Grossman is an example to all religious communities of the power we have to act for justice and life and, step by step, to challenge the death penalty.
 
The Death Penalty: Racist, Classist and Unfair (Q & A) PDF Print E-mail
By Laura Fitzpatrick

Some two-thirds of Americans support the death penalty, but few are forced to confront it on a daily basis. As an appellate lawyer in Texas — which leads the U.S. in executions — David Dow has represented more than 100 death-row inmates over the past two decades. In The Autobiography of an Execution, he recounts what it's like to do the job and then come home to his family and his dog. He talked to TIME about why he keeps doing the work, the problem with juries and what it's like to look murderers in the eye.
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Volunteer for PFADP at HK on J 4! (NC) PDF Print E-mail
Join People of Faith Against the Death Penalty in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, February 27, 2010 in support of HK on J (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) which was rescheduled due to wintry weather across North Carolina.
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