Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Caravan to the 9th Annual March to Stop Executions this Saturday

CEDP is organizing a caravan to travel from Austin to Houston for the 9th Annual March to Stop Executions this Saturday Oct 25. We will meet at 10 am this Saturday at the H.E.B. Hancock Center parking lot. We will be meeting on the side of Sears that faces I-35. So between Sears and the I-35 access road. Call 494-0667 with any further questions.

This Saturday, Oct 25 in Houston, Texas, the 9th Annual March to Stop Executions will be held. Since 2000, we have been marching every year to abolish the death penalty in Texas.

More people from Houston have been executed than from any other city in the U.S. If Texas carries out the two executions it has scheduled this week, then it will have executed 418 people since 1982.

In just October and November, Texas is planning to execute twelve people. In this political season, we need as many people as possible to march with us or to support the march in order that politicians get the message that there is support for abolishing the death penalty in Texas.

The march starts at 2 pm. We will gather in Houston at S.H.A.P.E. Harambee Building at 3903 Almeda Road. Then we will march to S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3815 Live Oak, for a rally.

If you can not attend the march in person, please help us with a donation.

The March to Stop Executions is sponsored by several Texas anti-death penalty organizations, including the Austin chapter of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Texas Moratorium Network, the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement, Texas Death Penalty Education and Resource Center and Texas Students Against the Death Penalty.

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