Last Wednesday night, Tennessee executed Philip Workman despite his claims of innocence. For his last meal on earth, Philip Workman requested that his final meal be a vegetarian pizza donated to any homeless person located near Tennessee's Riverbend Maximum Security Institution (News
Report). The Tennessee Department of Corrections refused, saying they
were too focused on the execution procedures. But lots of normal people stepped in and hundreds of pizzas were delivered last week to Nashville's homeless community in Philip Workman's name.
Not only Tennesseans have responded to Philip Workman's request. Texans are also responding. Texas Students Against the Death Penalty is collecting donations to purchase pizzas for thehomeless. The pizzas will be delivered Wednesday, May 16, at 1 PM at ARCH (Austin Resource Center for the Homeless).
Hooman Hedayati, President of Texas Students Against the Death Penalty said, "An act of generosity deserves notice and praise regardless of who it was performed by and the mistakes they made in the past. Philip Workman used his last request to do something nice for homeless people. I thank him for that."
If you are interested in helping buy pizzas for homeless people in Philip Workman's name, please pitch in
a few dollars.
You can donate
money with your credit card or by sending a check made out to "Texas Students
Against the Death Penalty" to:
Texas Students Against the Death Penalty
1109 S Pleasant Valley #197
Austin, Texas 78741
On Wednesday, May 16, 2007, Texas is scheduled to execute Charles Smith for the August 1988 murder of Tim Hudson. Smith will be the 393rd person executed in Texas since 1982 when executions in Texas resumed after an 18 year moratorium.
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There will be a vigil/protest at the Texas governor's mansion as well as sites around
Texas from 5:30-6:30 P.M. on May 16 to protest the execution of Charles Smith