OADP Update Newsletters

June 2018 Update Newsletter

Volume XV, No. 2 - June 2018

In this issue...

MAY 16 SUMMIT PLANNING MEETING

Discussing options to stop executions of death row inmates.

DO WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO KILL?

Some states look for new ways to kill death row inmates.

KNOW YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS

The death penalty is a states rights issue.

THE CONVERSATION WORKS WELL AT THE FAIR

The OADP Million Conversations Initiative Project message.

"OADP ADVISORY COUNCIL GROWS."

Meet Rev. J.W. Matt Hennessee and Paul Krissel.

March 2018 Update Newsletter

Volume XV, No. 3 - March 2017

In this issue...

WHY DOES THE DEATH PENALTY COST SO MUCH?

Oregon taxpayers spend over $29 million annually to support the death penalty

THE DEATH PENALTY IS BUILT ON MYTHS

The myth of closure, the myth of colorblind justice, the myth of infallibility.

OADP ATTENDS REPUBLICAN DORCHESTER CONFERENCE

Creating Death Penalty conversations with people who may be conflicted on the issues.

OADP ADVISORY COUNCIL GROWS

Meet new council members Conner Boyd, Trevor Walraven and Jon DeBillis.

December 2017 Update Newsletter

Volume XIV, No. 4 - December 2017

In this issue...

NOT IN OUR NAME

A new, powerful publication from OADP.

OAPD BOARD EXPANDS

Lynn Strand, Bruce Stock and Lance Mayhew join the OADP Board.

DEATH PENALTY SUPPORT IN THE U.S. FALLS TO A 45-YEAR LOW

National polls and research show decline in American Death Penalty support.

OADP OUTREACH CONTINUES TO EXPAND

OADP-initiated events for people to learn, think, and talk about the death penalty.

SUPPORT OADP WITH A YEAR-END DONATION

We thank you for your support in the past and in advance.

 

September 2017 Update Newsletter

Volume XIV, No. 3 - September 2017

In this issue...

THE MILLION CONVERSATIONS INITIATIVE

It will take a cultural shift to vote in favor of abolishing the death penalty.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? (Editorial by Jeff Ellis)

Executive director of Oregon Capital Resource Center and OADP board member.

SISTER HELEN PREJEAN RETURNS TO OREGON

Sister Helen speaks in Medford October 12th, Lake Oswego October 13th.

NOT IN OUR NAME

OADP members developing booklet about murder victim families in Oregon.

OADP BOARD NEWS...

Aba Gayle will step down from the OADP board of directors.

CHARLES EMMET NIELSEN - JAN. 26, 1932 - JULY 24, 2017

More than three decades opposing the Oregon death penalty

"RECENT DEVELOPMENTS FROM DPIC."

Current news from the Death Penalty Information Center.

 

June 2017 Update Newsletter

Volume XIV, No. 2 - June 2017

In this issue...

Oregonians Are Smart on Crime and We Can be Even Smarter

Tom O'Connor, Ph.D., former head chaplain in the Department of Corrections.

Post Arkansas

What can we do with our frustrations, our anger over the Arkansas killings?

The Conversation... Many Replays

The Willamette University School of Law auditorium production has been seen in multiple replays in many Oregon communities.

Lance Mayhew Joins OADP Advisory Council

The Portland area print and radio journalist joins the OADP Advisory Council.

Recent News from Death Penalty Information Center

Current news from the Death Penalty Information Center.


March 2017 Update Newsletter

Volume XIV, No. 1 - March 2017

In this issue...

The Conversation

Thursday, March 16 at the Willamette University School of Law.

How the West Could Be Won

Washington, Colorado and Utah in serious discussions about repeal.

Women... Take the Lead

Be a community leader, speak up, push back, offer reasonable alternatives.

Women in Legislature

About 24.4% of U.S. Legislators are women.

Life on Death Row

The mind-numbing isolation death row inmates must endure is wrong.

In Memorial

Remembering Judith Havas, a long-time member of the OADP Advisory Council.

Enhanced Outreach

Two new volunteer members join the OADP Outreach team.

Recent Developments from DPIC

Current news from the Death Penalty Information Center.

December 2016 Update Newsletter

Volume XIII, No. 4 - December 2016

In this issue...

Thank You OADP Supporters

Our outreach that drives the educational efforts of the organization.

A "Bad Day" for Abolitionists

Three death penalty abolition ballot measures defeated.

Reasons to Repeal the Oregon Death Penalty

Four definitive reasons to oppose the Oregon death penalty.

In Grateful and Loving Memory

David McNeil provided sage counsel and insightful leadership to OADP.

Polling of the Oregon Legislators

Call, email, write or visit your representative and senator.

Harvard Law Professors/Scholars: Supreme Court Action

Learn more about the administration of the death penalty in this country.

Gov. John Kitzhaber Joins OADP’s Advisory Council

His passion and commitment are welcomed by the OADP board of directors.

The Oregon Death Penalty... Its Cost and Ineffectiveness

Essay by former Chief Justice Paul J. DeMuniz and criminologist Lee N. Gilgan.

A Ray of Hope After the Election

Death penalty abolition news from around the country in this election period.

Volunteers Needed

OADP is looking for social media and graphic design volunteers.

Oregon Death Penalty Cost Study Released

Cost study released by the Oregon Justice Resource Center on Nov. 16th.

September 2016 Update Newsletter

Volume XIII, No. 3 - September 2016

In this issue...

Wind For Our Sail

Major elections in Nebraska and California with repeal on the ballot.

#DeathPenaltyFail Campaign Launched

A new project to spread the word about the DP movement.

The Importance of Voting

Voting is a right, a privilege and a responsibility. We urge you to vote!

Side Issue to "The Importance of Voting"

The connection between suffrage rights and death penalty repeal.

Oregon Religious Leaders Asked to Sign On

All Oregon religious leaders are asked to sign a letter calling for repeal.

Learning About the Oregon Death Penalty

A new upcoming essay series focused on Oregon Death Penalty Law.

The Lifers' Club

Mens group serving life sentences at OSP united to improve quality of life.

Upcoming Events

Death penalty repeal related events upcoming this fall in Oregon.

June 2016 Update Newsletter

Volume XIII, No. 2 - June 2016

In this issue...

2016 OADP Annual Meeting Moves Back to Portland

Following meetings in Salem, Eugene and Keizer, the OADP annual meeting returns to the Rose City.

2016 Keynote Speaker Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan, Jr.

The current leader of the MVFR, Dr. Sullivan speaks on topics of spirituality, social-justice, anti-racism and interracial partnerships.

2016 Sister Helen Prejean Award goes to Oregon State Senator Chip Shields

Shields' "smart on crime" mindset has provided an example for others who join in the effort to repeal the death penalty.

Introduction by First Awardees Kathy and Clarence Pugh

The 2016 Sister Helen Prejean Award will be presented by the first awardees, Kathy and Clarence Pugh.

Meet the OADP Board of Directors

A dedicated group of volunteers who devote time, energy, expertise, and resources sharing the long and hard journey to achieve our mission to repeal the Oregon death penalty.

Drugs in the Death Penalty News

Three DPIC articles that focus on different aspects and legal implications of lethal injection drugs.

March 2016 Update Newsletter

Volume XIII, No. 1 - March 2016

In this issue...

THE BIBLICAL TRUTH ABOUT THE AMERICAN DEATH PENALTY

Death row chaplain and author Dale Recinella speaks on his vast expertise on what the Bible scriptures say about the death penalty.

A LETTER FROM BECKY

A murder victim family member's plea for support.

AN EXECUTION CANNOT ATONE FOR THE KILLING OF A LOVED ONE

A poem from the brother of a murder victim.

CALENDAR OF OADP EVENTS

Oregon Abolitionist Events in March and April.

HISTORY REPEATS...

Is a majority on the Supreme Court possible in favor of total abolition?

“IF IT COULD HAPPEN TO ME, IT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYBODY.”

Kirk Bloodsworth, the first death row DNA exoneree to visit Oregon this spring.

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