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

Press Release - OADP Annual Meeting June 12th, Mike Farrell Speaking

Annual Meeting & Banquet

Featuring Keynote Speaker Mike Farrell

Friday, June 12th at 5:00pm - Keizer Civic Center

Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP) has announced plans for their 2015 annual meeting, dinner and program. It will be held on Friday June 12th, at the Keizer Civic Center.

This year's keynote speaker will be Mike Farrell, a political and social activist best known for his portrayal of Army Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt in the TV-series "M*A*S*H" and Dr. Jim Hansen in the weekly NBC series "Providence". Mike is the president of Death Penalty Focus, the "grassroots organizing" group comparable to OADP, seeking alternatives to the death penalty in California.

Call (503) 990-7060
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Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty continues to promote the discussion on Oregon's death penalty and we are making progress toward the opportunity to repeal the fatally flawed public policy in favor of programs that demonstrate evidenced-based outcomes that really do deter crime, violence and murder.

Also, on the program for the evening will be Danielle Fulfs, Outreach Coordinator for the Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. The death penalty is losing favor across the country and the West Coast organizations are working in concert to repeal the death penalty.

Also on the program, representing Murder Victim Families for Reconciliation (MVFR), will be Becky O'Neil McBrayer. MVFR is a national organization of over 4,000 family members who have lost loved ones to murder and speak out against the death penalty.

2015 OADP Annual Meeting & Banquet
Friday, June 12th

Keizer Civic Center
930 Chemawa Rd NE
Keizer, OR 97303

Click on the map for directions.

The OADP Annual Meeting and banquet has grown to be the most important event of the year, as the organization moves toward repeal of the Oregon death penalty. The previous two keynote speakers have been retired Oregon Supreme Court Justice Paul DeMuniz and in 2014 Prof. Richard Stack, of American University, author of Grave Injustice: Unearthing Wrongful Executions.

A reception with our 2015 guest speakers will take place starting at 5PM. Individual tickets are $40 and tables of eight can be reserved by calling (503) 990-7060. Tickets are also available online at Dinner will start at 6PM and the program for the evening will follow.

The Keizer Civic Center is located at 930 Chemawa Rd. NE, in Keizer, OR 97303. Driving on I-5 from the north, take Exit 260B to Chemawa Rd. Driving from the south on I-5, take Exit 260. Driving from Salem, take River Rd to Chemawa, then turn right.

For more information call Ron Steiner at (503) 990-7060



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