Russ Feingold

It's just really tragic that after all the horrors of the last 1,000 years, we can't leave behind something as primitive as government sponsored execution.

-Russ Feingold

Aberon Waugh

The main objection to killing people as a punishment...is that killing people is wrong.

-Aberon Waugh

Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun

From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.

-Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun

John Donne

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind.

-John Donne

Helen Prejean

Government... can't be trusted to control its own bureaucrats or collect taxes equitably or fill a pothole, much less decide which of it's citizens to kill.

-Sister Helen Prejean

Stop 8 executions in 10 Days

Arkansas has scheduled 8 executions to take place in 10 days beginning April 17th. Arkansas hasn't had an execution in 12 years, so why the sudden rush? Simple: their lethal injection drugs are about to expire.

Arkansas has exactly eight doses left of a crucial drug used to perform lethal injections that expire at the end of April. So the governor scheduled eight executions packed into a ten day period — with two executions per day — as if the justice system was a conveyor belt.

Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty has joined Equal Justice USA, Amnesty International USA, ACLU, Arkansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty, and other organizations to gather signatures on petitions urging Governor Hutchinson not to proceed with the executions. The petitions will be delivered to him on Friday April 14 in Little Rock.

The death penalty is a cruel and inhumane punishment that always violates human rights. What Arkansas is doing now is even more evidence that it needs to be abolished once and for all. Treating prisoner's lives as if they were products with a "use by" date is detestable.

Please take one or both of the following actions to tell the governor to stop this rush to executions!

1. Contact Governor Hutchinson Office.

Call his office and leave a message: (501) 682-2345

2. Sign the Equal Justice USA petition to Governor Hutchinson:

Sign Petition: http://act.ejusa.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=24486&track...

Thank you,

Ron Steiner
Executive Director
Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

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