CMN Executive Director Karen Clifton spoke to a crowd gathered for the 20th annual Starvin’ for Justice, on the steps of the US Supreme Court on July 1. From June 29 – July 2, dozens gathered for this fast and vigil, sponsored by the Abolitionist Action Coalition. For these four days, advocates from around the country came to the steps of the Supreme Court to call for an end to capital punishment in the United States. It was an energizing grassroots week of training, advocacy, action, community and education. Tens of thousands of tourists and local residents passed by the vigil and table, and the opportunity for dialogue and discussion was invaluable. Each evening’s speakers included murder victims’ family members, death row exonerees, death row families and leaders in the national movement to end the death penalty.
For more information, visit the Abolitionist Action Coalition website.