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19th Annual March for Abolition

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Raised by 7 people in 26 days
Created September 25, 2018
The 19th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty will be held in Austin, Texas on the South Steps of the Texas Capitol at 2 PM on Saturday, October 20, 2018. 

We are in need of funds to help provide speakers fees and travel assistance to several exonerated death row prisoners, publicity and outreach, and other costs associated with this annual event. Anything you can give would be a huge help to the family members, former prisoners and activists that organize the march!

http://marchforabolition.org

Texas has executed 553 people since 1982, almost 5 times as many as the number 2 state. Texas has executed 8 people so far in 2018, with 8 more Texas executions scheduled through January 2019.

Special Guests: Five death row exonerees from Witness to Innocence, the nation’s only organization dedicated to empowering exonerated death row survivors to be the most powerful and effective voice in the struggle to end the death penalty in the United States. 

Death row survivors speaking at the march:
Shujaa Graham who survived death row in California.
Ron Keine, who survived death row in New Mexico.
Derrick Jamison, who survived almost 20 years on death row in Ohio.
Albert Burrell, who survived 13 years on death row in Louisiana.
Gary Drinkard, who survived close to 6 years on death row in Alabama.

Also speaking are:
Delia Perez-Meyer – sister of TX DR prisoner Louis Castro Perez
Terri Been – Sister of TX DR prisoner Jeff Wood
Sandra Reed – Mother of TX DR prisoner Rodney Reed
Yancy Escobar - Wife of TX DR prisoner Juan Balderas 

Other speakers to be confirmed.

MC: Lily Hughes

If you are in Houston, contact co-sponsor The Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement to get on the bus to Austin on Oct 20.

Each autumn since 2000, people from all walks of life and all parts of Texas, the U.S. and other countries have taken a day out of their year and gathered in Austin to raise their voices together and loudly express their opposition to the death penalty. The march is a coming together of activists, family members of those on death row, community leaders, exonerated death row survivors and all those calling for abolition.

The annual march is organized as a joint project by several Texas and national anti-death penalty organizations working together.
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