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  • Title: padp.org | Let's end this thing!
    Descriptive info: .. Primary links.. Home.. About.. Board.. History.. Mission.. Staff.. Supporters.. Calendar.. Contact.. Membership.. Office Locations.. Join Us.. Blog.. Action Center.. Survey.. If You Have 5 Minutes.. If You Have 10 Minutes.. If You Have More Time.. Activist Toolbox.. Images.. Donate.. Six in Six!.. normal">.. Today, Maryland abolished its death penalty! What makes this even more remarkable is that Maryland is the FIRST state below the Mason-Dixon Line to achieve abolition.. Here's a quick recap:.. Six states in six years have abolished capital punishment for a total of 18 states without the death penalty.. There's more coming, so stay tuned.. Congratulations to Jane Henderson and all the people at MDCASE! Big round of applause for them and all of the other groups that made this day possible.. For those of you in the western part of the state, please mark your calendars for the evening of Thursday, May 16, 2013 when Sr.. Helen will be speaking in Pittsburgh.. More details to follow.. While Terry Williams and Hubert Michael have had their executions stayed, neither of them is safe.. More at our blog humanrightspa.. wordpress.. com.. Pennsylvanians for.. Alternatives to the Death Penalty.. Statement on Execution.. of Hubert Michael.. Tonight,.. Pennsylvania will kill one of its citizens, Hubert Lester Michael, who murdered.. Trista Eng.. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Trista who are.. suffering unknowable pain.. Yesterday, some of them spoke publicly at the.. hearing in front of the PA Board of Pardons and Parole.. They told personal stories of their love and.. longing for Trista and shared memories of all the years that they have endured.. without her.. The.. impending execution of Mr.. Michael cannot bring their loved one back, and,.. quite possibly, will not bring them the closure they so richly deserve.. Vicki.. Schieber, whose daughter was raped and murdered in Philadelphia says that she “can.. tell you with all seriousness that there is no such thing as closure when a.. violent crime rips away the life of someone dear to you.. ”.. From 5 – 8 PM.. we will be standing outside of the death house, SCI Rockview, in solidarity.. with the Eng family, with the Michael family and with all who are connected to.. this very sad moment.. We gather to bear witness to the barbarity that is state-sponsored.. killing.. We urge Governor Corbett not to kill in our names.. In the words.. of Sr.. Barbara Craig, Hubert Michael’s spiritual advisor “May the day come, and.. in the not too distant future, when the death penalty is abolished in this.. state and in the country.. Kathleen.. Lucas, Executive Director.. Pennsylvanians.. for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.. info@padp.. org.. humanrightspa@wordpress.. twitter.. @padp_org.. Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the.. Death Penalty (PADP) is a grassroots organization dedicated to ending capital.. punishment in Pennsylvania.. We believe that there are safe and fair.. alternatives to executions.. PADP organizes Pennsylvania citizens through.. direct outreach and community education.. !--[if gte mso 9]>.. DefSemiHidden="true" DefQFormat="false" DefPriority="99".. LatentStyleCount="267">.. UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Normal"/>.. UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="heading 1"/>.. UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Title"/>.. UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Subtitle"/>.. UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Strong"/>.. UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Emphasis"/>.. UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Table Grid"/>.. UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="No Spacing"/>.. UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Shading"/>.. UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light List"/>.. UnhideWhenUsed="false" Name="Light Grid"/>.. 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Innocent people on death row!.. The PA Bar Association reported that we are at risk of executing an innocent person - this is not a risk that we should be willing to take.. Six people have been released from PA’s death row due to innocence and an astounding 140 have been exonerated in the US since 1973.. Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in Texas in 2004 despite the overwhelming amount of evidence that leads to his innocence.. Click here.. for a link to view the full story.. The cost of capital punishment is too high!.. New Jersey found that it is as much as three times more expensive to execute someone than to keep them in prison for life.. We have alternatives to executions in Pennsylvania; we can keep our communities safe by handing out strict sentencing.. All the money we save can go toward policing, safety measures for our prison guards and a host of other preventative services.. At this time of national economic crisis and a statewide budget freeze - now is a good a time as ever to halt this wasteful system and look for ways to make our society a better place.. for a link to a New York Times editorial about the cost of capital punishment.. Racial, geographic and economic disparities!.. African-American defendants in Philadelphia are four times more likely to be given a death sentence than white defendants.. Although Philadelphia’s murder rate is only 3 times great than that of Harrisburg, the proportion of those condemned to death is 11 times greater in Philadelphia.. Pennsylvania provides no funding for indigent defense services, opting instead to rely on county-funded indigent defense systems.. As a result, the quality of Pennsylvania’s capital indigent defense system varies widely among counties and fails to afford uniform, quality representation to many capital defendants.. User login.. Username:.. *.. Password:.. Request new password.. Copyright 2013..

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  • Title: About | padp.org
    Descriptive info: Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to ending executions in Pennsylvania.. Through grass roots outreach, focused campaigns and citizen mobilization we have defined a comprehensive strategy to end the death penalty in Pennsylvania.. By mobilizing citizens throughout Pennsylvania, PADP is cultivating a cohesive and consistent statewide voice against the death penalty.. Our regional chapters establish structures, goals and tactics to meet their particular geographical needs while carrying out the organization's mission.. The PADP state office in Harrisburg manages the chapters and oversees the statewide strategy.. Speaker's Bureau Campaign.. PADP's Speakers Bureau Campaign is its primary source of voices for community education events around the state of Pennslvania.. Multiple perspectives and diverse individuals make up PADP's Speakers Bureau.. The death penalty punishes entire societies, not just the one individual being sentenced to death.. There are many different individuals that can speak to the injustices of the capital punishment system and those are the unique and eloquent individuals that make PADP's Speakers Bureau.. Every story is different, but they all share a commonality, the fact that the death penalty was and is a disservice in their lives and in the lives of those nearest and dearest to them.. Harold Wilson, Pennsylvania death row exoneree and Ray Krone, Arizona death row exoneree and Pennsylvania native are pictured to the left at 2007's Liberty Week event in Philadelphia.. The Speakers Bureau consists of:.. Death row exonerees, men that have served time on death row for crimes that they did not commit.. Murder victim family members, individuals that have experienced first hand the pain and suffering that murder causes.. Experts on the criminal justice system, professionals and activists that have dedicated their careers to sharing the truths about capital punishment.. Defense attorneys that  ...   ways.. PADP's Execute Art, Not People! Campaign was formed in a direct response to that hunger.. There is an undeniable symbiosis between the arts and activism --- Execute Art, Not People! is a way to explore that juxtaposition while educating the public about capital punishment.. Each event is different and reflects the creative drive of the people that organize it, but typically each one features three basic elements: performance, visual and interactive art.. When we execute art we.. Raise awareness and educate our local community about the death penalty through the arts.. Create a space for local and activist artists to display, share and sell their artwork to a captive, interested and motivated audience.. Inspire activists to make art and to inspire artists to use their work to inspire social change.. Logo design by Axis Custom Apparel in New Cumberland, PA.. Partnership with Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation.. MVFR is a national organization composed of family members of victims of both homicide and state killings who oppose the death penalty in all cases.. Founded in 1976, MVFR works to help the public, the press, and policy makers understand the negative impact that capital punishment has on the families of victims and the condemned.. As part of its mission to support state-based efforts, MVFR is working PADP by:.. Identifying and supporting murder victim's family members who wish to become more involved in the abolition movement in Pennsylvania.. Involving victim's family members in PADP's outreach and education programs, particularly in faith communities and with civic groups.. Furthering our coalition building efforts with local and state organizations.. Training PADP staff on how to reach out to victims in their communities.. Participating in outreach to the media, in order to raise awareness of victim's perspectives on the death penalty issue..

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  • Title: Board of Directors | padp.org
    Descriptive info: Board of Directors.. Karl Keys.. is co-chair of PADP and a criminal defense attorney who lives and practices along the Delaware River.. For the last eight years he has written the newsletter and blog Capital Defense Weekly, has run several national death penalty related listservs, served on the ABCNY's Capital Punishment Committee, as well as the Boards of Directors of NJADP, Journey of Hope and various local community arts organizations.. David Rose.. is the Secretary of the board of directors of PADP.. He is a resident of Easton, Pennsylvania.. He is one of the original members of the local anti-death penalty group, Lehigh Valley Committee Against State Killing (LV CASK).. David is a member of the Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting (Quakers) and has served on the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Criminal Justice Committee, where he was responsible for organizing opposition to the death penalty among Quakers.. David has a BS in Criminology from Florida State University and is currently enrolled in the Master of Public Administration Program at Kutztown University.. He is employed by the State of New Jersey.. Aja Beech.. first became involved in prison reform activism when her brother was in jail under wrongful charges.. Her pursuit of justice for her brother gave her first hand knowledge of the highly arbitrary sentencing system.. This caused her to reflect on the murder of her cousin Deidre Johnson and the lack of services for both inmates and victims’ family members.. Ever since, Aja has worked against the death penalty, for victims’ services and prison reform.. She is a graduate of Temple University and published poet living in Philadelphia with her two sons.. Deborah Doyle Belknap.. is an Assistant Professor of criminal justice and psychology at Keystone College in Northeastern Pennsylvania.. She holds a law degree and practiced criminal and civil law before returning to graduate school for a doctorate in psychology.. As a graduate student, she was involved as a researcher in the Capital Jury Project, and she is currently engaged in  ...   national ACLU's Capital Punishment Project, which relocated from Washington, D.. C.. to Durham, N.. After almost a year with the ACLU-CPP, Dayan joined the Capital Habeas Unit of the Federal Defender's Office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.. Dayan has published law review articles on the death penalty in various journals, and has also written several pieces on capital litigation for The Champion, the magazine of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.. He has also served as Chair of the Board of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and served as Vice-Chair on the Commission on Social Action for Reform Judaism.. Walter Everett's.. son was murdered in 1987, and his subsequent journey took him through intense rage until he realized that he, too, was dying emotionally and spiritually.. His desire for healing gradually moved him toward forgiveness, and ultimately to a commitment to abolition of the death penalty, recognizing that capital punishment is poor public policy that does nothing positive for victims' families, and only increases the level of violence in society.. An ordained clergyman, he is currently serving as pastor of St.. John's United Methodist Church in Sunbury, Pennsylvania and serves on the Board of Directors of Murder Victims’ Families for Human Rights (MVFHR) and PADP.. Andy Hoover.. is the former Executive Director of PADP and has been involved in the death penalty abolition movement since 2000.. Andy is also the Legislative Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania.. He is a 1995 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's degree in communications and a 2008 graduate of Penn State with a master's degree in community psychology social change.. Marlene Lang.. is currently a free lance columnist for the Sun-Times News Group and resident of Lancaster Pennsylvania.. She is also Editor, writer and Web master for EFMR Monitoring/Three Mile Island Alert, non-profit groups monitoring nuclear power industry in central Pennsylvania.. Marlene is an award winning journalist and has experience with media markets in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania..

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  • Title: History | padp.org
    Descriptive info: The organization, originally named Pennsylvania Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty, was founded in 1997, at a time when public support for capital punishment in Pennsylvania had reached an apex and death sentences were at an all-time high.. The founders of the organization successfully challenged the prevailing political paradigm, built a statewide anti-death penalty infrastructure with thousands of members, and helped to slow the momentum of pro-death penalty forces.. Following the 1994 election of Governor Tom Ridge and legislative changes designed to accelerate the signing of death warrants, the Commonwealth resumed seeking death and performing executions after a three-decade hiatus.. The population on death row soon grew to  ...   total of 280 death warrants, and three executions have taken place since 1995.. The Abolitionists ushered multiple moratorium bills into the PA state legislature during the organization's time working primarily out of Philadelphia.. In 2007, the organization branded itself Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and continues to be the largest anti-death penalty organization in the state of Pennslyvania.. PADP is the convening organization for the Pennsylvania Moratorium Coalition which is made up of 18 diverse organizations, all calling for a halt on executions.. Pictured above: Calvin John Smiley, Uhuru Aesto, Chris Morrin, Peter Crownfield.. Lehigh Valley Committee Against State Killing, Bethlehem, PA.. Right: Photo by Harvey Finkle..

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  • Title: Mission | padp.org
    Descriptive info: Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (PADP) is a grassroots organization dedicated to ending capital punishment in Pennsylvania.. We believe that there are safe and fair alternatives to executions.. PADP organizes Pennsylvania citizens through direct outreach and community education.. By mobilizing a powerful network of individuals and groups, we are implementing a comprehensive strategy designed to put a stop to executions..

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  • Title: Staff | padp.org
    Descriptive info: Kathleen Lucas.. , Executive Director.. klucas@padp.. Kathleen serves as the executive director for Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.. She has been active in human rights work with organizations including Amnesty International, NAACP, Pennsylvania Prison Society and many others.. Her professional background includes corporate management and work as an organization development consultant specializing in change management and strategic planning.. Kathleen earned both her B.. S.. and M.. A.. from Fairleigh Dickinson University and later studied Cognitive Psychology at Rutgers University..

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  • Title: Supporters | padp.org
    Descriptive info: We extend our deepest gratitude to the hundreds of individuals that have been generous to the cause of abolition.. We would not be able to do the work that we do without your support.. Thank you!.. Our funding is also in part by the generous foundations below.. We are so grateful for the effort that these dedicated groups are putting into the fight for justice.. Bread and Roses Community Fund -.. breadrosesfund.. Butler Family Fund -.. butlerfamilyfund.. Resist! -.. resistinc.. Tides Foundation -.. tidesadvocacyfund..

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  • Title: Calendar | padp.org
    Descriptive info: Month.. « Prev.. November 2013.. Next ».. Sunday.. Monday.. Tuesday.. Wednesday.. Thursday.. Friday.. Saturday.. 44.. 1.. 2.. 45.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. 46.. 10.. 11.. 12.. 13.. 14.. 15.. 16.. 47.. 17.. 18.. 19.. 20.. 21.. 22.. 23.. 48.. 24.. 25.. 26.. 27.. 28.. 29.. 30..

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  • Title: Contact | padp.org
    Descriptive info: Join our ever-growing movement of abolitionists.. To find out more about how you can get involved, please email us at.. or contact us by phone or mail.. Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.. Post Office Box 21373.. York, PA 17402.. Phone 717-236-4840.. Fax 717-755-3039..

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  • Title: Become a Member | padp.org
    Descriptive info: Become a Member.. Fill out the form below to become a member of PADP!.. Note this form is NOT secure and the information you provide will be sent via email to PADP and stored on this webserver.. If you prefer, please email info@padp.. to provide your information.. First Name:.. Last Name:.. Address:.. City:.. State:.. Zip Code:.. Email:.. Phone Number:..

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