Who MVFHR Members Are
Members of MVFHR
Family members of victims of
criminal murder, state execution, terrorist attack, extrajudicial
assassination, or disappearance.
There are no other criteria. MVFHR members have
many different opinions on issues of forgiveness, reconciliation, the criminal
justice system, and faith. We believe that each person will come to the
place that is right for them and in MVFHR they have the freedom to pursue many
paths while staying focused on the critical issue of abolishing the death penalty
in the United States and around the world.
are those who share our convictions and would like to assist in our efforts.
I am a relative of a victim
of criminal murder, state execution, terrorist attack, extrajudicial
assassination, or disappearance, and I would like to become a MEMBER of Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights:
Membership Forms in
PDF format for use as handouts
What MVFHR Members Do
Speak at a wide variety of events, large and small, in order to
educate the public to the issue and share members' stories.
Write Letters to the Editor and Op-eds supporting the
MVFHR message and efforts.
Share the message of MVFHR with journalists and academics
through interviews and reports.
Participate in a wide variety of activist events such as
vigils and marches as members feel appropriate.
Assist in legislative efforts to change state and federal laws
concerning capital punishment.
Provide support to one another and other families who are in need of assistance through compassionate aid and help navigating the judicial system.
Build international networks and relationships with victims
opposed to the death penalty.
In addition to membership in MVFHR, many members also
participate in the activities and events of other organizations dedicated to
victim services and the abolition of capital punishment. Many of these
organizations may be found on the Death
Penalty Links page.