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MEDIA RELEASE: "Naked Darrow" Play

"Naked Darrow," a one-man play by nationally renowned Darrow portrayer Gary L. Anderson, is coming to Loucks Auditorium at the Salem Library This recent NYC Off-Broadway production is produced by the Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP) and the Clarence Darrow Foundation. Naked Darrow is a provocative look at our most hated and revered attorney, Clarence Darrow, as his great mind slips away. 

The performance will take place at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, November 15th.

Famous American Lawyer Portrayal Coming to Salem

Gary Anderson

Clarence Darrow, famous American lawyer, known for his eloquence in defending unpopular clients and in securing reprieves for those condemned to death, will be portraited by renowned actor Gary Anderson, on November 15th at the Salem Library.

Important News: Sister Helen Prejean October 13th Lake Oswego Event Cancelled!

Unfortunately, Sister Helen Prejean has cancelled her October 13th event at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church due to recent surgery.  She is recovering but unable to travel at this time.  This is a big disappointment to all of us.  Please join us by keeping her in your thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery. Please watch for other OADP events and a new date for Sister Helen's visit to Oregon.   We will keep you posted. Sincerely, OADP Board

Press Release - Mike Farrell: Actor, Author and Activist to Speak at Oregon Banquet

Mike Farrell: Actor, Author and Activist to Speak at Oregon Banquet

For Immediate Release: 5/14/2015 <br/>
Best known for his role as Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt in the long-running TV series M.A.S.H., Mike Farrell will be the keynote speaker at the annual meeting and banquet of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. The event is set for Friday, June 12th, at the Keizer Civic Center, in Keizer, Oregon.

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson calls for death penalty repeal

On Monday, January 16th, Washington’s Attorney General Bob Ferguson will call for legislation to end the state’s death penalty. He, along with former Washington A.G. Rob McKenna, will ascend the state Capitol steps in Olympia to ask  the members of the legislature to turn the current death penalty moratorium into a permanent change in the law. Repeal of the death penalty makes permanent in Washington would add to a growing discontent with the death penalty, by repealing the law as a failed public policy.

OADP joins the call for commutation of death row.

The mission of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP) is to repeal the death penalty in Oregon as an essential step toward a more cost-effective, Humane and restorative response to violent crime and thus toward safer, more peaceful and just communities.
OADP opposes the execution of any individual. To that end, OADP urges Governor Brown to exercise her clemency powers in the best interest of all Oregonians and commute all current death sentences.
OADP Board of Directors
PO Box 2765 Salem, OR 97308

Oct. 17th Salem: A Conversation with the Superintendent

Frank Thompson, former superintendent of the Oregon State Penitentiary, has spoken with legislatures in Maryland and Nebraska; with governors in Colorado and Oregon; and was recently published in the New York Times. On Monday, Oct 17th at Salem’s Center 50+, citizens can have a conversation with him.

Jack Sullivan Jr., Executive Director of MVFR, Keynote Speaker at OADP Annual Meeting June 22nd

Jack Sullivan Jr., Executive Director of Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation (MVFR)) will be the be the keynote Speaker at OADP Annual Meeting at The Madeleine Parish Hall in Portland on June 22nd. Jack Sullivan, Jr., is a native of Cleveland, OH. He is a racial justice activist, an ordained minister, and, of course, an advocate for the abolishment of the death penalty.

DPIC Releases Year End Report: Historic Declines in Use of Death Penalty in 2015

December 16, 2015On December 16, DPIC released its annual report on the latest developments in capital punishment, "The Death Penalty in 2015: Year End Report." The death penalty declined by virtually every measure in 2015. 28 people were executed, the fewest since 1991. Death sentences dropped 33% from last year's historic low, with 49 people being sentenced to death this year. There have now been fewer death sentences imposed in the last decade than in the decade before the U.S. Supreme Court declared existing death penalty laws unconstitutional in 1972.

OADP Supports Taxpayer coalition effort to replace California death penalty

    Oregonians for Alternatives supports and applauds the announcement by California Taxpayers for Sentencing Reform that it is launch a signature campaign for a November 2016 ballot initiative to end the state’s dysfunctional and costly death penalty system. The coalition that includes conservatives, liberals, law enforcement, religious leaders, and victims’ families made the announcement on Dec. 14th.

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