If you live in Texas, please contact your state senator and state representative and ask them to support a moratorium on executions. You can use our automatic email system (only for Texas residents), or you can find out who your Texas representatives are, and write them from their own websites or call them on the phone. If you live outside Texas, the best way for you to help us right now is by donating money for Lobby Day on March 13, so we can afford to bring some exonerated people to testify.
While executions have slowed in other states, the torrid pace continues in . So far in 2007, there have been five executions in the U.S. and four of them were in . Through March, there are seven more executions scheduled in the U.S. and six of them are in . In many states, executions have recently been halted because of challenges to the lethal injection process, but not in .
Nevertheless, we believe when hearings are held in the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee that we can convince them to support a moratorium. There are 7 Democrats and 2 Republicans on that committee. The chair is a Democrat. The last time that this committee was controlled by the Democrats, in 2001, it approved a moratorium proposal. We think they will do it again when they hear how may have executed three innocent people: Ruben Cantu, Cameron Todd Willingham and Carlos De Luna.
Save the date of March 13, which is the date for the Death Penalty Issues Lobby Day and "Day of Innocence" at the capitol.