One Right: Fund the Fight for Equality

For every 9 people executed on death row, one is proven innocent and released. Death row has proven to be a corrupt and often racially bias part of our criminal justice system. This racial bias can be seen simply through the fact that in Georgia, those convicted of killing white victims are 17 times more likely to be executed than those convicted of killing black victims (Death Penalty Information Center, “Study Finds Staggering Race-of-Victim Disparities in Georgia Executions and that the Death-Penalty Appeals Process Makes Them Worse“ (Sept. 18, 2019). "In capital trials, the accused is often the only person of color in the courtroom. Illegal racial discrimination in jury selection is widespread, especially in the South and in capital cases—thousands of black people called for jury service have been illegally excluded from juries. " (Equal Justice Initiative). What really sparked my personal passion to try and end this corruption was the movie, Just Mercy. A film adaptation of Bryan Stevenson's book. This movie tells the inspiring, heartbreaking, and incredible true story of the founding of the Equal Justice Initiative. It follows a man nicknamed Johnny D who is clearly convicted because of racial prejudice despite the only witness being a faulty criminal, proving to have lied, after seeing his original testimony. Bryan Stevenson, the founder of the EJI and an attorney, fights for Johnny D and many other inmates as they navigate wrongful death row convictions in the Deep South. Today, the Equal Justice Initiative still stands and fights corruption and I am forever in awe of their work. Which is why I created this account, to support their cause in any way I can. I truly believe they are making a difference in the world which is why I encourage you to support their cause and the overwhelming needs they are taking on. Thank you so much for any donations in advance.

A link to the trailer for Just Mercy 

More information about Equal Justice Initiative: The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is a nonprofit, human rights organization committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting the basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

EJIs Official Website 

True Stories:

Pervis Payne 

Walter McMillian 

Nathaniel Woods

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    • $25 
    • 21 d
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    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Sharon Herald 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Pamela Samsa 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Alison Ryan 
    • $50 
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Organizer

Bailey Rice 
Organizer
Painesville, OH
Equal Justice Initiative 
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