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YOU ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE IF YOU…
Educate yourself about the death penalty and its use in the United States of America.
Read a book. Go to a lecture. Visit a website.
RECOMMENDED READINGS: (e-mail <[email protected]> for a much expanded list)
The Death Penalty – An Historical and Theological Survey: James Megivern
In Spite of Innocence: Hugo Adam Bedau, Michael Radelet
Live from Death Row:: Mumia Abu Jamal Among the Lowest of the Dead: David von Drehle
Dead Man Walking: Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ:
The Death Penalty In America: Hugo Adam Bedau
UPCOMING NATIONAL & LOCAL EVENTS/LOCAL CONTACTS/MUCH MORE, ETC: http://www.CUADP.org
USE YOUR CITIZENSHIP:
A ] If you are a citizen in the United States and have the right to vote, REGISTER TO VOTE.
B ] WRITE members of Congress, your state legislators and the Governor, asking them to consider alternatives to the death penalty.
C ] VOTE only for candidates who do not make support for the death penalty a campaign issue. Support in any way possible the campaigns of politicians (regardless of party affiliation) who actively speak out for alternatives to the death penalty.
Wear the message on a button or a T-shirt at least one day a week, if not all the time. Putting a bumper sticker on your car or in your office displaying the message creates more visibility for the issue. Educate yourself so that when someone asks you why you believe he death penalty is a bad public policy, you can tell them! Call 800-973-6548 or e-mail <[email protected]> for a copy of the latest AbolitionWear catalog.
ASK YOUR RELIGIOUS LEADER TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE FROM THE PULPIT:
Almost every organized religion is opposed to the death penalty. Ask your spiritual and lay -leaders to openly address this issue from the pulpit and/or in other organized discussions. Start a dialogue about what your religious community can do to work for alternatives to the death penalty. Contact the Religious Organizing Project at 215-241-7130 for a variety of faith-based organizing material.
INVITE A KNOWN AND/OR KNOWLEDGEABLE SPEAKER TO ADDRESS YOUR FAVORITE GROUPS:
Consider inspirational speakers about the imprisonment of the innocent, the mentally retarded, and the mentally ill. Murder victims family members, death row survivors, and other knowledgeable speakers can be arranged to come to your area. CONTACT: FADP toll free at 800-973-6548.
JOIN OR START A GROUP COMMITTED TO WORKING FOR ALTERNATIVES TO THE DEATH PENALTY:
FADP encourages you to participate with organizations in your area working for alternatives to the death penalty. Please contact FADP to use our free referral service. Call 800-973-6548
JOIN THE FLORIDA DEATH PENALTY MORATORIUM CAMPAIGN. PLEASE CONTACT FADP!
CORRESPOND WITH A DEATH ROW PRISONER:
Adopt a pen pal on death row.
Contact The Death Row Support Project at:
PO Box 600, Dept. C,
Liberty Mills, IN 46946
BE A CHECKBOOK ACTIVIST BY MAKING A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION:
Donate money and/or other resources to FADP and to local groups working for alternatives to the death penalty.
Also, join the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty by calling toll free: 888-286-2237
(FADP accepts AMEX, Visa & MasterCard, or make check payable to:)
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (FADP)
Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty works for restorative justice in the form of effective alternatives to the death penalty. It does so by: Supporting and coordinating the work of organizations and individuals; Educating and energizing the general public and state legislators; Supporting the many persons affected by capital crime and punishment; and Advocating specific legislative improvements. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE 800-435-7352. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.