Peace and Justice Updates – 7.7.2020

Speak Out Against the Death Penalty

Billy Wardlow committed a robbery and murder in 1993, when he was just 18. He has always expressed remorse, and he maintains that there was never a plan to kill anyone, but that during the robbery Mr. Cole resisted and the gun went off.

Mr. Wardlow is scheduled to die for that crime today. Please Click here to read Wardlow’s petition asking the US Supreme Court to take his case, and call Texas Governor Abbott at 512-463-2000 to ask for mercy for Billy Wardlow.

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As we shared in last week’s Justice Updates, there are three Federal Executions scheduled next week. Please use this link to sign a petition supporting a ban on federal executions, click here to sign a letter to the Administration, and click here to send a petition to the Administration and the Justice Department asking for an end to the death penalty. 

Click here to learn more about the death penalty in America.

“Assault Weapons Ban in the Americas” Webinar

Our weak gun laws are killing our children, our friends, our families, and our neighbors.

Please join Dr. Stephen Hargarten from the Office of Global Health, Medical College of Wisconsin & Network for the Prevention of Gun Violence in the Americas, Kyleanne Hunter from Brady, Po Murray from Newtown Action Alliance, Eve Levenson from March For Our Lives, Manuel Oliver from Change the Ref, Phillip Alpers from Sydney School of Public Health, & Eugenio Weigend from Center for American Progress to discuss the efforts to #BanWeaponsOfWar.

July 9, 2020 1:00-2:30PM EST

Register in advance for this webinar: https://bit.ly/AWBWebinar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

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