Saturday, September 04, 2010

Stop the Executions! Cal Brown's Execution Date Set Sept. 10th


Last month, the State of Washington announced a date of execution for Cal Brown. This will be the first execution in the state in nine years, and it comes at a time when most states are turning away from the death penalty and re-evalutating their priorities for public safety.

WCADP and our partners around the state will hold vigils on the evening of September 9th, before Brown will be executed just after midnight on September 10th. Here is the information we have thus far on vigils:

Steps of the King County Courthouse - 4th Ave Entrance
516 3rd Avenue
Vigil: 4pm - 8pm
Steps of the Washington State Capitol
Directions & Parking
Vigil: 7pm - 12 midnight
Media Advisory
Walla Walla
St. Patrick Church
415 West Alder Street
Movie screening in Blanchet Hall: "Dead Man Walking" - 7pm
Prayer vigil - 9pm
Event flyer

Washington State Penitentiary
1313 N. 13th
Vigil: 9pm until execution or stay announced, approx. 1am

Salem Lutheran Church
1428 W. Broadway
Ecumenical Service: 7:30pm
Facebook Event

Spokane County Courthouse
1116 W. Broadway
Candlelight Vigil: 9pm
Facebook Event

Gonzaga University
Crosby Center
Prayerful vigil: 7:30pm
Event Flyer

St. Leo Church
710 South 13th St.
Vigil: 8:30pm - 12 midnight

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Send a message that Washingtonians are ready to see the end of the death penalty. Write a letter to Governor Gregoire, Attorney General Rob McKenna, and King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg. Click here for talking points to use in your letters.

Governor Chris Gregoire
Office of the Governor
PO Box 40002
Olympia, WA 98504-0002
Fax 360-753-4110

Attorney General Rob McKenna
1125 Washington St. SE
PO Box 40100
Olympia WA 98504-0100

Mr. Daniel T. Satterberg
King County Prosecutor
King County Courthouse
Room W554
516 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-2362

Take action online! Equal Justice USA has put out an action alert that lets you email Gregoire, McKenna, and Satterberg all at once. Go here to send your emails, and be sure to forward the action to your friends.

The ACLU of Washington has initiated a petition to encourage Governor Gregoire to commute Cal Brown's sentence to life without parole. To sign the petition, visit ACLU of Washington's website.

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