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 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

OADP Update Newsletters

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March 2013 Update Newsletter

  • Repeal Bill Submitted to Legislature. First hearing is this Tuesday, Feb 26, 1 p.m., Room 343 of the Capitol. Please attend and contact your senator and representative.
  • What Do Murder Victim Family Members Really Need? Aba Gayle, mother of a homicide victim, explained in our last newsletter why the notion of "closure" is a fallacy. In this article, she discusses the needs of murder victim family members.
  • Death Row Exonerees to Visit Campuses. Juan Melendez and Greg Wilhoit will discuss their stories of wrongful sentencing to death row on college campuses March 6-7. All events are free and open to the public.
  • Documentary West of Memphis, opening in March in Oregon, also tells the story of wrongful convictions for murder. Discounted tickets are available on our website, and OADP will sponsor discussions after the film on its opening showing in five Oregon cities.
  • Two new Advisory Council members, Valerie Keever and Dave Cook.
  • Frank Thompson of OADP Board urges legislators in Maryland to repeal that state's death penalty.
  • Plethora of Eugene events. Eugene will be a hotbed of anti-death-penalty events in March. If you live or work in the South Willamette Valley, please check out these opportunities!

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