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Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights
2161 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA  02140

(617)-491-9600

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murdervictimsfamilies.org

 

Death Penalty Links

"A lot of people want revenge, but that is never, ever the answer.  The answer is love and compassion for all of humanity."

Bill Pelke, founder, The Journey of Hope,
grandson of murder victim, Ruth Pelke

Death Penalty Links Human Rights Links Victim Assistance

The following organizations are involved in the dissemination of accurate information regarding capital punishment and work to abolish it.  Please visit their websites to get more information on their activities and educational materials.

Please note that this is just a sampling of the groups that are working to abolish the death penalty. 
Any omissions are unintentional.

National and International Organizations

Abolitionist Action Committee
www.abolition.org

The American Civil Liberties Union
www.aclu.org

Amnesty International
www.amnesty.org

Campaign to End the Death Penalty
www.nodeathpenalty.org

Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
www.cuadp.org

Death Penalty Information Center
www.deathpenaltyinfo.org

Death Penalty Focus
www.deathpenalty.org

Journey of Hope...From Violence to Healing
www.journeyofhope.org

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
www.ncadp.org

The Moratorium Campaign
www.moratoriumcampaign.org

Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation
www.mvfr.org

People of Faith Against the Death Penalty
www.pfadp.org

Religious Organizing Against the Death Penalty Project
www.deathpenaltyreligious.org

Restorative Justice Center
www.restorativejusticecenter.org
 

State Organizations
[Alphabetical by State]

Alaskans Against the Death Penalty
www.aadp.info

Alabama:  Project Hope to Abolish the Death Penalty

Arizona Death Penalty Reform
www.azdeathpenalty.org

Death Penalty Focus of California
www.deathpenalty.org

Coloradans Against the Death Penalty
www.coadp.org

Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty
www.cnadp.org

Delaware Citizens Opposed to the Death Penalty
www.dcodp.org

Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
www.fadp.org

Georgians Against the Death Penalty
www.geocities.com/gfadp

Abolition in Illinois Movement
http://www.aimillinois.org/

Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty
www.icadp.org

Indiana Information Center on the Abolition of Capital Punishment
www.iicacp.org

Iowans Against the Death Penalty
www.iadp.org

Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty
www.kscadp.org

Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
www.kcadp.org

Louisiana Coalition Against the Death Penalty
www.lcadp.org

Maryland Coalition Against State Executions
www.mdcase.org

Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty
www.mcadp.org

Minnesotans Against the Death Penalty
www.mnadp.org

Mississippians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
www.madp.us

Eastern Missouri Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
www.mindspring.com/~emcadp

Western Missouri Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
www.home.kc.rr.com/wmcadp

Nebraskans Against the Death Penalty
www.nadp.inetnebr.com

Nevada Support:  Nevada Coalition Against the Death Penalty
www.geocities.com/nevadahelp

New Jerseyans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
www.njadp.org

New Mexico Coalition to Repeal the Death Penalty
www.nmrepeal.org

New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty
www.nyadp.org

North Carolina Coalition for a Moratorium
www.ncmoratorium.org

Ohioans to Stop Executions
www.otse.org

Ohio Homicide Victims
www.OhioHomicideVictims.org

Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
www.ocadp.org

Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
www.oadp.org

Pennsylvania Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty
www.pa-abolitionists.org

Central Pennsylvanians to Abolish the Death Penalty
www.cpadp.org

Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing
www.tcask.org

Tennesseeans for a Moratorium on Executions
www.moratoriumtn.org

Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
www.tcadp.org

Texas Moratorium Network
www.texasmoratorium.org

Virginians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
www.vadp.org

Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
www.abolishdeathpenalty.org

 

Religious Statements

Additional information on faith and capital punishment is available at www.deathpenaltyreligious.org

Many denominations and faiths have clear statements against capital punishment, most notably:

American Baptist Churches in the USA

American Friends Service Committee

The American Jewish Committee

Central Conference of American Rabbis

The Church of the Brethren

Church Women United

Disciples of Christ

The Episcopal Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Friends United Meeting

General Association of General Baptists

General Conference Mennonite Church

The Mennonite Church

The Moravian Church in America Northern Province

National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA

Orthodox Church in America

Presbyterian Church

The Rabbinical Assembly

Reformed Church in America

Reformed Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, World Headquarters

Union of American Hebrew Congregations Commission on Social Action

Unitarian Universalist Association

United Church of Christ

The United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society

United States Catholic Conference Committee on Social Development and World Peace

 

More information on the actual statements published by these faith assemblies is available at:  www.deathpenaltyreligious.org

 

Anti-Death Penalty Actions and Programs

www.santegidio.org  Cities for Life - Cities Against the Death Penalty sponsored by the Community of Sant'Egidio.  On November 30, 2004 300 cities around the world lit up their monumental architecture as a statement against the death penalty.  The group also sponsors prison support programming.

www.handsoffcain.org Hands Off Cain - an international organization working to abolish the death penalty worldwide. 

www.exonerated.org  The Life After Exoneration Program supporting the unique needs of men and women exonerated and released for crimes they did not commit.

www.innocenceproject.org A non-profit legal clinic and resource center for wrongful convictions

www.humanwrites.org An English non-profit that tries to help inmates on death row in the US.

www.uaa.alaska.edu/just/death/issues.html University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center - working to keep the death penalty out of Alaska.

www.journeyofhope.org  The Journey of Hope travels the country focusing on a different state each year in an effort to eliminate the death penalty.

www.1000executions.org  As the United States approaches its 1000th execution since the resumption of executions in 1977, more and more people understand that the death penalty makes mistakes, disproportionately affects the poor and people of color, doesn't deter crime, and is expensive, arbitrary, and immoral. Join us in saying "We get it, enough already: Abolish the death penalty."

www.cacp.org  Catholics Against Capital Punishment.

www.uuadp.org  Unitarian Universalists Against the Death Penalty

www.pfadp.org  People of Faith Against the Death Penalty

 

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