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

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  • A Conversation with the former Oregon State Penitentiary Superintendent Frank Thompson
    10/17/2016 -
    6:00pm to 8:30pm

    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.

    Salem/Keizer area residents can hear his powerful message at the event sponsored by Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

    The evening’s program will also feature a brand new 13 minute film "Death Penalty Fail: A Lethal Injection” that dramatizes the events surrounding the “botched” executions that have occurred in 48 documented accounts, in 13 different states.

    A simple soup supper will be served, starting at 6PM on Monday October 17th.

    Admission is only $15 and seating is limited.

    Tickets can be secured by calling (503) 990-7060 or purchased through PayPal with the button below.

    buy tickets

    Center 50+, City of Salem Senior Center
    2615 Portland Road NE
    Salem, OR 97301
    503-588-6303
    http://www.cityofsalem.net/Residents/Senior%20Center/Pages/default.aspx

  • 06/22/2016 -
    5:00pm to 9:00pm

    2016 Annual Meeting & Banquet
    Wed. June 22nd
    5P reception 6P dinner
    Sr. Helen Prejean Award Presentation
    Keynote Speaker Rev. Jack Sullivan, Jr. Exec. Dir. Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation

    The Madeleine Parish Hall
    3123 NE 24th Ave. Portland
    503-281-5777
    www.themadeleine.edu/church_new/welcome.html

    For tickets use the PayPal link below to with a credit card, or Call (503) 551-1349 to order tickets by mail.

    Tickets $65, discounted table sponsorships available.

    Buy Tickets


    Single ticket - $65.00
    Table for 8 - $455.00

    OADP Contact Info: Box 2765 Salem 97308 / www.oadp.org / (503) 990-7060

  • 04/07/2016 -
    7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Panel discussion on the death penalty and murder victims' family trauma. Free and open to the public.
  • 04/04/2016 -
    7:00pm to 8:00pm
    OADP is sponsoring an informal discussion about repealing the death penalty in Oregon every first Monday. Everyone is welcome to come and share your ideas about making Oregon a more peaceful place. Talk about, learn about and get involved in the efforts to repeal the Oregon death penalty. Discussion will take place at The Ike Box Green Room in Salem, from 7 to 8pm. The discussion will include : - News about state & national repeal efforts - Shared ideas about moving the needle of public opinion about the Oregon death penalty - Tips on advancing the cause - Ways to volunteer in a non-stressful manner - Time to introduce friends & family to the repeal effort in a casual atmosphere For more information, call Ron Steiner at (503) 990-7060. If you cannot attend the initial session, come another first Monday, same time, same place, same easy time with friends and fellow abolitionists. https://www.facebook.com/IKEbox/ Get Directions to the IKE Box
  • 03/17/2016 -
    11:30am to 1:00pm
    Chaplain Recinella completes his Oregon tour at the Convocation.  The event is free and open to the public. Free and open to the public. http://www.yelp.com/biz/willamette-university-cone-chapel-salem
 

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