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Be a Part of This Kairos Moment PDF Print E-mail

Keep the Momemtum Going, Volunteer with PFADP


This really is a Kairos moment, when momentum is building towards abolishing the death penalty. To keep this momentum going, we'd like you to take this short survey about volunteering with PFADP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LY2HXM9

In the past few days we have learned that one in every 25 people sentenced to die in America in the modern era has been innocent. Millions reeled at reports of the torture of Clayton Lockett in Oklahoma’s death chamber. President Obama has ordered a federal review of the practice of the death penalty. We celebrate the ongoing efforts that are bringing us closer to repeal in more and more states every year. We are approaching a milestone accomplishment in our work for repeal in North Carolina, with nearly 1,000 resolutions for repeal passed by towns, businesses, and congregations.

As PFADP marks our 20th year there is much to celebrate. We have made so much progress thanks to the hard work of thousands of supporters and volunteers over the past two decades. Yet, despite all that has been achieved, there remains much to do. We must keep working until the death penalty is only a terrible memory in our past.  

We at PFADP have high hopes for offering resources and programs to faith communities, clergy and lay leaders, and repeal campaigns across the country at this kairos moment.

But we need your help. We need your time. We need your talent. Yeah, we definitely need some of your treasure, too. (Click here to help with that.)

We can’t go forward without you!

We are hoping you will volunteer for PFADP from where you live. Here are some areas where we need you:

Got tech skills? Help with the design and maintenance of our website and publications.

Got something to say?
Write articles for our website or a commentary in your local paper.

Got fingers? Enter data for our database from your home or dorm room.

Know a pastor or two? 
Ask them and their congregation leadership to pass a repeal resolution or sign a clergy letter.

Want to take your volunteering to a higher level? Offer to serve as a liaison between PFADP and your state’s repeal campaign.

Want to help lead PFADP? Nominate yourself or someone you admire to serve on our board of directors.

Got another idea to help? Please let us know.

Let’s get started. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey and we’ll be in touch.

This is a Kairos moment.  Come and be a part of it!  

Thank you!

- All of us at PFADP

P.S. On this Mother's Day we are mindful of all of the mothers who have lost loved ones to murder on our streets, in our homes -- and in our country's execution chambers. Let's pray and act to make our country less violent.
 
Final Action: RJA Repealed PDF Print E-mail
June 20, 2013

NC Gov. Signs Racial Justice Act Repeal

Undoing four centuries of government executions is not easy.

Yesterday NC Gov. Pat McCrory signed Senate Bill 306 into law, repealing the NC Racial Justice Act and setting off a costly legal challenge in the courts before any executions would resume.
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Tell NC's Governor Racism Is Bad PDF Print E-mail
June 13, 2013

Debbie Biesack and the Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, two of PFADP's national board members, and I are among the nearly 400 people who have been arrested recently and spent the night in jail over, in part, the repeal of the NC Racial Justice Act. The Forward Together movement continues to grow, but we need you to speak up right now.

The first bill to repeal the RJA was introduced on the anniversary of Martin Luther King's assassination. Yesterday the NC Senate finalized the repeal of the RJA – on the 50th anniversary of Medgar Evers' assassination.
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