Thursday, June 07, 2007

8th Annual "March to Stop Executions" in Houston Oct 27

The message below is from an email from TDPAM. It looks like they are doing a great job down in Houston getting this year's March to Stop Executions organized. The march has been held in Austin since 2000, but this year it is in Houston. Contact Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement to get involved.

Texas' 8th Annual March to Stop Executions will be held in Houston on Saturday, October 27, 2007. Next planning meeting is Monday, June 11, at 7 pm, at S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak.
We need everyone's help to make this event a significant contribution to the struggle to get rid of capital punishment.
We need:
  • organizers
  • fundraisers
  • strategists
  • writers
  • logistical brains
  • networkers
  • thinkers
  • media workers
  • visionaries
We want to get together so we can begin to plan a march and rally that will outreach to the communities in Houston most affected by the death penalty and the prison industrial complex and bring them into this fight.
We want to respectfully remember those who have been murdered by the state of Texas and to fight for those still living on death row. We want to honor the families of these men and women who live a difficult and heartbreaking life.
There is already a number of endorsers and people volunteering to help, from graphic artists to spoken word artists, from march security to freeway blogging. But we need folks from all areas of the progressive community to step up.
This will be the first year the march is going to be in Houston instead of Austin and for good reason:
  • There are 383 people on death row in Texas and 129 are from Harris County.
  • This summer, likely in July, the 100th person from Harris County will be executed.
  • More people have been executed from Harris County than any other state---except for Texas.

Please join us on Monday night and let's get to work! Make sure your organization is represented!

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