Message posted by State Rep Lon Burnam on his Facebook page after the press conference on the 2013 Statewide Lobby Day Against the Death Penalty March 13.:
“I spoke today about abolishing the death penalty and the bill I have joint-authored with Rep. Harold Dutton to do so. To my right is Clarence Brandley, one of the dozen men (mostly black) who were declared innocent after being fully convicted of murder and sentenced to death in Texas. It is time for this injustice to end. Find out what you can do at the Texas Moratorium Network website: http://www.texasmoratorium.org/“.