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 sets Annual Meeting for Washington County Aug. 24th

2017 OADP Annual Dinner Meeting

The 2017 OADP Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, Aug. 24th, in Beaverton at Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ. This will be the first time that the annual meeting will take place in Washington County. The area is considered politically important and an active area, one that includes a lot of supporters of repeal and criminal justice reform.

The featured speaker will be Gov. John Kitzhaber. Governor Kitzhaber, has served the State of Oregon for nearly three decades as a member of the legislature and as a three-term governor. He is a hero among death penalty abolitionists as the person who first declared a moratorium on executions in November of 2011. The governor will speak to his earlier fateful experience with the death penalty and proclaim his outspoken passion for abolition now.

The keynote address for the evening will be delivered by Tom O’Connor, Ph.D., and CEO of Transforming Corrections, international criminal justice consultant, and former executive with the Oregon Department of Corrections. His keynote will address how to change the criminal justice system and enable people to lift themselves out of crime.

Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (OADP) is focused on education of voters and legislators on how the repeal of the death penalty will be a much superior public policy.

The event will begin with a 6PM reception with Gov. Kitzhaber, keynote speaker Tom O’Connor and invited Washington County area legislators. Tickets for the reception can be purchased in advance by calling (503) 990-7060, or at the door for $25.

The speaking event, starting at 7PM is free, and a free will offering will be taken, supporting the work of OADP.

The Annual Meeting will take place at the Bethel Congregational UCC is at 5150 SW Watson Ave, in Beaverton. For more information go to or call the number above. P.O. Box 2765 Salem, OR 97308 (503) 990-7060



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