On April 11, 2018, William Montgomery is scheduled to be executed in Ohio. Montgomery has consistently maintained his innocence while on death row. Catholic Mobilizing Network calls on all people of goodwill to oppose this action. We invite you to voice your opposition and demand that Governor Kasich respect the dignity of all life with this prepared petition.
Russell Bucklew is scheduled to be executed on March 20, 2018 in Missouri. Bucklew suffers from cavernous hemangioma, a rare ailment that causes weakened and malformed blood vessels, as well as tumors in his nose and throat. Recent reporting also revealed that Missouri has purchased execution drugs from a compounding pharmacy with a troubling record. Catholic Mobilizing Network calls on all people of good will to oppose this execution.
Your advocacy is crucial to ending the death penalty in Louisiana. House Bill 162 is currently before the Administration of Criminal Justice Committee. Your Representatives need to know their constituents are counting on them to abolish Louisiana's death penalty.
Rosendo Rodriguez is scheduled to be executed on March 27, 2018 in Texas. Catholic Mobilizing Network calls on all people of goodwill to oppose this action. Advocate for clemency for Rosendo by sending a letter to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. In Texas, the Governor MUST have the recommendation of clemency from a board or advisory group.
“All Christians and people of good will are thus called today to fight not only for the abolition of the death penalty, whether legal or illegal, and in all its forms, but also in order to improve prison conditions, with respect for the human dignity of the people deprived of their freedom” - Pope Francis #Pledge4Mercy
CMN’s Mercy in Action Project seeks to promote clemency for those facing imminent execution. By joining the Mercy in Action Project you will receive monthly alerts with information on upcoming executions and tools to advocate for clemency in those cases as well as prayerful resources. Join us as we save lives on death row! The Mercy in Action Project is being partially supported by a grant from The Consistent Life Network, an international pro-life, pro-peace coalition.
Your legislators have the authority to propose and support legislation which would repeal the death penalty from your state. The death penalty does not serve as a deterrent, it risks innocent lives and costs tax payers millions of dollars more than life without parole. More importantly, it is an egregious act against the dignity of the human person and is against Pro-Life values.
Your Governor has the authority to sign a death penalty repeal bill and make it the law of your state.
“Todos los cristianos y hombres de buena voluntad están llamadas hoy a trabajar no sólo por la abolición de la pena de muerte, sino también para mejorar las condiciones de las cárceles, en el respeto de la dignidad humana de las personas privadas de libertad.” - Papa Francisco