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7 executions scheduled for May, including 1 volunteer

Carey Dean Moore is scheduled to be executed by the state of Nebraska on May 8.

Aaron Lee Jones is scheduled for execution on May 3, by the state of Alabama.

Read more about these and the other cases below -- and ACT!





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Do Not Execute Carey Dean Moore!

The state of Nebraska should not execute Carey Dean Moore for the murders of Maynard D. Helgeland and Reuel Van Ness. Moore is volunteering for execution, after a decades-long appeals process that included a challenge to the state's use of the electric chair.
ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Dave Heineman requesting that he stop the execution of Carey Dean Moore!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=11154


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Do Not Execute Aaron Lee Jones!

The On May 3, Alabama is set to execute Aaron Lee Jones for the Novermber 1978 murders of Carl and Willene Nelson. Jones claims inefective assistance of counsel and has tried to challenge the state's lethal injection protocols.
ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Bob Riley requesting that Aaron Lee Jones' execution be halted!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=11152



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See and act on all current Execution Alerts at
http://www.ncadp.org/execution_alerts.html

May 3: Aaron Lee Jones, AL
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=11152

May 4: David Wood, IN
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=11153

May 8: Carey Dean Moore, NE
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=11154

May 9: Philip Workman, TN
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=11155

May 10: Jose Moreno, TX
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=11156

May 16: Charles Smith, TX
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=11163

May 24: Christopher Newton, OH
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=11165
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The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), of which NCADP is a member organization, is planning an unprecedented effort to encourage the Congress to grant voting rights to the District of Columbia , and NCADP has been asked to take part in the grassroots and legislative outreach components. On April 16th, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, along with DC Vote, numerous coalition partners, and the Office of the Mayor, will host what they hope to be the largest demonstration for D.C. voting rights in history.

Our support for this effort is based on the fact that we have an interest in assuring that the people of the District of Columbia , who have overwhelmingly demonstrated their opposition to capital punishment, have a vote on this issue in the House of Representatives. Some of you will remember that in 1994, NCADP and other organizations led a successful effort to defeat a referendum to reinstate the death penalty in D.C.. That referendum had been mandated by a law passed by Congress to place the measure on the D.C. ballot.
There are two ways you can make your voice heard for voting rights and LCCR has laid out both options, just click the links below:

If you live in the District or will be near the District on Monday, April 16, please click here:
http://civilrightscoalition.org/campaign/votingrightsmarch

If you live outside the District, please click here:
http://civilrightscoalition.org/campaign/passthedcvra

It is not often that we will call on people to help in an effort that is not directly death penalty related, but this is such a watershed issue and the anti-death penalty heritage of the DC citizens makes this effort extraordinarily important.

Thank you again for your support...
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NCADP 2008 Annual Conference

Jan. 17-20

San Jose Holiday Inn
San Jose, California



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3 executions scheduled for April, 2 in Texas

James Lee Clark is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas on April 11.

Ryan Dickson is scheduled for execution on April 26, by the state of Texas.

Read more about these and the other cases below -- and ACT!



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Do Not Execute James Lee Clark!

The state of Texas should not execute James Lee Clark for his role in the murder of Shari Catherine Crews. In June 2002, the Supreme Court ruled in Atkins v. Virginia that the state cannot execute someone who is mentally retarded. Several experts have found Clark's IQ to be under 70, thus fitting the definition of mental retardation.

ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Rick Perry requesting that he stop the execution of James Lee Clark!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=7133



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Do Not Execute Ryan Dickson!

The state of Texas is scheduled to execute Ryan Dickson on April 26 for the 1994 murders of Carmelo and Marie Surace.

There is a question as to whether or not a juror in the trial phase withheld information about prior knowledge of the case. Furthermore, the trial judge has stated that he believes Dickson deserves a new trial due to evidence that the prosecution withheld.

ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Rick Perry requesting that Ryan Dickson's execution be halted!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=7136



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See and act on all current Execution Alerts at
http://www.ncadp.org/execution_alerts.html

April 11: James Lee Clark, TX
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=7133

April 24: James Filiaggi, OH
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=7135

April 26: Ryan Dickson, TX

http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=7136


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4 of 5 scheduled March executions in Texas

Joseph Nichols is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas on March 7.

Kenneth Biros is scheduled for execution on Feb. 27, by the state of Ohio.

Read more about these and the other cases below -- and ACT!



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Do Not Execute Joseph Nichols!

Joseph Nichols received a death sentence for his role in the murder of Claude Shaffer in 1980. Nichols was not the triggerman. Schaffer died of a single shot to the back, and Willie Ray Williams confessed to shooting him after Nichols exited the store. Williams was executed in 1995. Nichols' first trial was dismissed after jurors could not unanimously agree upon a punishment. Also, Nichols claims ineffective assistance of counsel

ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Rick Perry requesting that he stop the execution of Joseph Nichols!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6859



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Do Not Execute Kenneth Biros!

The state of Ohio is scheduled to execute Kenneth Biros on March 20 for the 1991 murder of Tami Engstrom.

At his trial, Biros' family members testified that his father was emotionally abusive, and that Biros suffered from depression, drinking problems, and schizoid personality disorder. Also, Biros claims ineffective assistance of counsel during part of his appeals.

ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Ted Strickland requesting that Kenneth Biros's execution be halted!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6852



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See and act on all current Execution Alerts at
http://www.ncadp.org/execution_alerts.html

March 6: Robert Perez, TX
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6845



March 7: Joseph Nichols, TX
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6859

March 20: Kenneth Biros, OH
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6852

March 28: Vincent Gutierrez, TX
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6848

March 29: Roy Pippin, TX
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6850
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Six scheduled for January executions, four of which are in Texas

Six men on death row have scheduled executions for January, four of which are in Texas. One of these men has been on death row longer than any other death row inmate. Another suffered severe beatings from his father during childhood.

Ronald Chambers is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas on Jan. 27. Chambers has been on death row in Texas for over 30 years.

Marcus Reymond Robinson is scheduled to be executed on Jan. 26 by the state of North Carolina.

Read more about these and the other cases below -- and ACT!



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Do Not Execute Ronald Chambers!

Ronald Chambers was convicted of the April 1975 murder of Mike McMahan, but he should not receive the death penalty for his role in this crime. Chambers was only 20 years old at the time of the crime and had just become a father. He is now a grandfather, after having spent over 30 years on death row, the longest time a person has sat on death row in the country.

ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Rick Perry requesting that he stop the execution of Ronald Chambers!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6379



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Do Not Execute Marcus Reymond Robinson!

Marcus Reymond Robinson was sentenced to death for the July 1991 murder of Eric Tornblom. North Carolina should not execute Robinson for his role in this crime. He was barely 18 years old at the time of the crime, and would be the youngest person to be executed by the state of North Carolina. He suffered severe beatings as a child and has a history of behavioral problems. His co-defendant did not receive a death sentence for his role in the crime.

ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Mike Easley requesting that Marcus Reymond Robinson's execution be halted!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6387




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See and act on all current Execution Alerts at
http://www.ncadp.org/execution_alerts.html
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National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

e - @ b o l i t i o n i s t
December 2006

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Three inmates scheduled for execution in December

Three inmates have scheduled execution dates in December, all of which are slated before December 15. Of the three, one pleaded guilty to the crimes and suffers from mental illness, while another maintains his innocence.

Percy Walton is scheduled to be executed by the state of Virginia on Dec. 8, even though he suffers from severe chronic schizophrenia.

Angel Nieves Diaz is scheduled to be executed on Dec. 13 by the state of Florida, despite the fact that no one witnessed the murder.


Read more about these and the other cases below -- and ACT!



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Do Not Execute Percy Walton!

Although Percy Walton pled guilty to the shooting murders of three people, a group of mental health professionals diagnosed him with severe chronic schizophrenia. He has told people that he looks forward to his execution so that he can resurrect dead family members. Walton has suffered from mental illness for years, and he now has no idea that his execution is imminent. Executing Walton would be the same as execution a person with mental retardation, in that he has makes no connections between action and consequence.
ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Tim Kaine requesting that he stop the execution of Percy Walton!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3864



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Do Not Execute Angel Nieves Diaz!

Angel Nieves Diaz was convicted in the murder of a bar manager in Miami, but no one witnessed the crime. Diaz maintains he was out of the state at the time of the murder, and his girlfriend has admitted that she testified against him after being coerced by the police. Also, Angel Toro, who allegedly was with Diaz during the crime, received a plea bargain and is now serving a life term. Diaz represented himself at the trial, even though he did not speak English at the time, and the trial jury was influenced by the heavy security surrounding Diaz during the trial.

ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Jeb Bush requesting that Angel Nieves Diaz's execution be halted!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6019




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See and act on all current Execution Alerts at
http://www.ncadp.org/execution_alerts.html

December 5: Jerome Henderson, OH
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6018

December 8: Percy Walton, VA
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=3864

December 13: Angel Nieves Diaz, FL
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6019


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Four Inmates scheduled for execution in November


Four inmates are scheduled to be executed in November. The first execution is scheduled for Nov. 1, with three final executions scheduled to occur throughout the month. Those scheduled to be executed include one man whose trial ignored several mitigating factors in the sentencing phase, and another man whose sentence relies upon contradictory eyewitness testimony.


Donell Jackson, is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas on Nov 1, even though he maintains he had no intent to kill his victim.

Charles Nealy is scheduled to be executed on Oct. 18 by the state of Texas, despite the fact that two witnesses admitted influence on their testimony of identifying Nealy as the killer.


Read more about these and the other cases below -- and ACT!



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Do Not Execute Donell Jackson!

While Jackson testified that he killed Stubblefield, several mitigating factors exist. Jackson had a record of juvenile delinquency, and he ultimately dropped out of school due to excessive absence. Two experts testified during the sentencing phase of the trial that Jackson has a learning disability, which may contribute to his lack of education. Furthermore, all of Jackson’s appeals have been denied, including a request for a state-funded polygraph test.
ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Rick Perry requesting that he stop the execution of Donell Jackson!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5673



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Do Not Execute Charles Nealy!

The state of Texas should punish Nealy for his involvement in the murder of Jiten Bhakta. However, since no one could correctly identify him as the man with the shotgun without confusing him with the other man or being told by the police that Nealy was present, this should not be a capital punishment case. The influence of outside factors in two men’s testimonies and the confusion of the thirds does not make a sound case for the state against Nealy. Executing Nealy will not prevent any future crime that a life in prison cannot prevent, and his case demonstrates that people are put on death row without being absolutely positive of their role in a murder.

ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Rick Perry requesting that Charles Nealy's execution be halted!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5683





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See and act on all current Execution Alerts at
http://www.ncadp.org/execution_alerts.html

November 1: Donell Jackson, TX
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5673

November 8: Willie Shannon, TX
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5680

November 9: John Schmitt, VA
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5681

November 16: Charles Nealy TX
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5683
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National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

e - @ b o l i t i o n i s t
October 2006

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Seven Inmates scheduled for execution in October

Seven inmates are scheduled to be executed in October. The first execution is scheduled for Oct. 18, with three final executions scheduled to occur on Oct. 25. Those scheduled to be executed include one man whose trial depended upon testimony from an unreliable man and another who suffers from alcoholism and possible post traumatic stress disorder from his service in Vietnam.

Michael Johnson, who maintains his innocence, is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas on Oct. 19.


Arthur Rutherford is scheduled to be executed on Oct. 18 by the state of Florida, despite the fact that his counsel failed to present his mental and psychological problems during his trial.


Read more about these and the other cases below -- and ACT!



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Do Not Execute Michael Johnson!



Michael Johnson maintains that his accomplice, David Vest, is responsible for the murder of Jeff Wetterman. Vest confessed to the crime, yet the prosecutor withheld this information from the defense counsel. The prosecutor then called Vest as a witness, who stated under oath that Johnson killed Wetterman. In return, Vest received a lighter prison sentence for his confession. The state illegally withheld this confession, and also allowed Vest to commit perjury by making two different statements under oath.

This demonstrates that death row inmates often do not receive effective counsel. One judge even acknowledged the “troubling record of the State’s inconsistent pretrial and trial strategy with respect to the two codefendents.”


ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Rick Perry requesting that he stop the execution of Michael Johnson!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5277



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Do Not Execute Arthur Rutherford!

Convicted of killing a woman for money, Rutherford’s counsel decided not to present evidence on his mental state to the jury. Rutherford suffers from what has been diagnosed as an anxiety disorder similar to post traumatic stress disorder. Also, he endured abuse during his childhood and is an alcoholic. While the defense had reason not to present this evidence during the trial, it should at least have come up during the sentencing phase as mitigating factors. His psychological state could have affected his judgment the day of the murder.
Arthur Rutherford’s counsel failed him, and the state of Florida should not execute him.

ACT NOW by contacting Gov. Jeb Bush requesting that Arthur Rutherford’s execution be halted!

Read More and Take Action at: http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=1741





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See and act on all current Execution Alerts at
http://www.ncadp.org/execution_alerts.html


October 18: Arthur Rutherford, FL
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=1741

October 19: Michael Johnson, TX
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5277

October 24: Jeffrey Lundgren, OH
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5278

October 25: Gregory Summers, TX
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5306

October 25: Donnie Johnson, TN
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=224

October 25: Danny Rolling, FL
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5279

October 26: Larry Hutcherson, AL
http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5454
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Register Today for NCADP 2006: Abolition Rising



Dear NCADP Supporter:

You can now register online for NCADP 2006: Abolition Rising, the preeminent annual conference of the abolition movement. The conference is scheduled for Oct. 27-29 at the Hyatt Fair Lakes in Fairfax, Virginia.
This year’s conference will include a presentation by Theodore Shaw, Director-Counsel and President of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, who will discuss “The Power of Innocence.” Shaw was involved in the recent disclosures by leading U.S. newspapers that at least four people executed in the states of Missouri and Texas were, in fact, innocent.

Other topics to be addressed include race and the death penalty; how to wage winning campaigns against the death penalty in your state; and working with murder victims’ family members and family members of those on death row.
To register, please visit https://web.raffa.com/ncadp/register.cfm

After you make your conference registrations, be sure and reserve your hotel room! We’ve obtained an “early bird” room rate of $129 for NCADP conference attendees, but you must reserve your room by Oct. 6 to get this rate!
To reserve your room, please visit http://fairlakes.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/group-booking.jsp?_requestid=711067

To read more about NCADP 2006: Abolition Rising, please visit https://web.raffa.com/ncadp/workshops.cfm
And remember: Virginia is for abolitionists!
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