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!
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.