Doyle Lee Hamm is scheduled to be executed on February 22, 2018 in Alabama. Hamm has been on Alabama's death row for 30 years and is terminally ill with cranial and lymphatic cancer, which he has been battling for almost four years. Hamm's illness will likely make it nearly impossible to find a vein and use lethal injection as a method of execution.
This month Washington state legislators will be voting on the fate of the state's death penalty. Your voice is critical to ending the death penalty in Washington state once and for all.
After three years without an execution, Ohio is set to resume executions on July 26th. With 27 executions scheduled for the next 4 years, urgent action must be taken to stand for life. Governor Kasich has the authority to stop these planned executions. Now more than ever, you can take a stand for life and tell Ohio that the death penalty is a broken system of justice that causes more harm than healing.
“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!
Your Governor has the authority to sign a death penalty repeal bill and make it the law of your state.
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.
“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
The vote on Louisiana Senate Bill 142 is scheduled for the week of May 15th. The vote is extremely close, so every voice counts! Raise your voice today with the help of the resources provided in this toolkit.