"A College Station man, Gabriel Hall, who stood trial for five weeks was sentenced to death by lethal injection Wednesday for killing a man and trying to kill his wife in 2011."Texas went all the way into the tenth month of 2015 before anyone was sentenced to death. This is disappointing news, but it remains remarkable that death sentences in Texas have gone from 48 in 1999 to so far only 1 in 2015. It shows that more and more Texans are rejecting the death penalty. If we can cut death sentences down from 48 to only 1, then we can eventually cut them down to zero. Join us on October 24, 2015 at the Texas Capitol for the 16th Annual March to Abolish the Death Penalty, as we continue to build support for abolishing the death penalty in Texas. Guests at the annual march will include Ron Keine and Sabrina Butler, the two death row exonerees who successfully lobbied Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr on March 3, 2015 to file a historic first-ever bill in the Texas Senate to completely abolish the death penalty. Also attending the march in Austin will be the most recent person exonerated from Texas death row, Alfred Dewayne Brown, who was released on June 8 after more than ten years on Texas death row for a crime he did not commit.
We are less than $1200 short of our goal of raising $5000 for Dewayne, who walked free June 8, 2015 for the first time after more than ten years in solitary confinement on Texas death row for a crime he did not commit. We need to ask you to help us reach the goal by sending the link to the fundraising page to your friends with a personal request for them to help Dewayne. Ask your friends how they would deal with freedom after ten years on death row. They would certainly worry about having enough for food, clothes and other basic necessities. Please send the link to 3 or 4 friends and mostly likely one of them will pitch in to help. If you have contacts at any organizations you could also ask them to send out the link in their newsletter or email their members. You could also post the link to your Facebook and Twitter accounts! Thank you! http://igg.me/at/l7DwHJgB3ww You can donate online by credit card at the link above. If you prefer to donate by check, you can send it to: Texas Moratorium Network 3616 Far West Blvd, Suite 117, Box 251 Austin, Texas 78731 Donations are not tax-deductible.
Texas Moratorium Network (TMN) is a non-profit organization with the primary goal of mobilizing statewide support for a moratorium on executions in Texas. Significant death penalty reform in Texas, including a moratorium on executions, is a viable goal if the public is educated on the death penalty system and is encouraged to contact their elected representatives to urge passage of moratorium legislation.
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