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Moving ahead with action against death penalty

Friends,

The fight to abolish the death penalty across the United States continues, and nowhere is it more urgent than with the federal government.

The federal death chamber is in Terre Haute, Indiana, a mere 10 miles from our Motherhouse. We are gearing up for another round of executions, this time on Wednesday, August 26, when the federal government will kill Lezmond Mitchell, a member of the Navajo Nation, and on Friday, August 28, when Keith Nelson will be murdered in our name.

Sister Teresa Kang holds a love, mercy, justice sign during the anti-death penalty protest at US 41 and Springhill in Terre Haute.

Please consider signing this letter to Congress. If your organization has chapters or affiliates, or you know any other group or network, please share the link and invite them to add their listing today.

Plan on saving this date

On Monday, August 24, Rep. Espaillat plans to join us for a press conference via Zoom, beginning at 11 a.m., to announce our petition and sign on letter calling on Congress to stop the executions, end the federal death penalty, and investigate the matters of timing and legal shenanigans in the July executions.

A few of us will make brief comments during the press conference.

If you can be available to participate and are open to making a “very short” statement indicating your organization’s support, let Sister Barbara Battista know. The press conference will also be broadcast on Facebook.

Also plan to join Catholic Mobilizing Network’s series of virtual vigils by signing up here.

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1 Comment

  1. John & Mary Hatcher on August 22, 2020 at 10:21 am

    All lives matter! These men made a choice in their lives.
    What about the 750,000 souls who are aborted each year?
    They do not have a choice in their lives.
    Are the Sisters of Providence advocates for these 750,000 souls?

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