WHO: Texas Moratorium Network
WHAT: “It Came From Austin!!!!” – A Benefit for Texas Moratorium Network and the Save Kenneth Foster Campaign
WHEN: Saturday July 28, 2007 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: The Scoot Inn, 1308 E. 4th, Austin TX 78702
ADMISSION: $5-$10 sliding scale, 21+
AUSTIN, TX – Texas Moratorium Network (TMN) is holding a benefit show to help raise awareness of current death penalty issues in Texas, raise money to fight the death penalty and gain new members. The benefit is July 28 in Austin at the Scoot Inn. Doors open at 8 PM.
Fifty percent of the proceeds of the benefit will be donated to the Save Kenneth Foster Campaign. The State of Texas intends to execute Kenneth Foster on August 30, despite the fact that he did not murder anyone. Unlike any other state in this country, Texas utilizes a unique statute called the Law of Parties which allows the State to subject a person to death even though he did not kill, intend to kill, help or encourage anyone to do so.
The other fifty percent of the proceeds will be used for the 8th Annual March to Stop Executions in Houston on October 27.
Several Austin performers will participate, including the Austin Chronicle’s winner of 2006 BEST NEW BAND, the Texas Sapphires. There will also be clowns, dancers, and various other performances.
The show’s sponsors have donated various products and services which will be raffled to attendees. Diablo Rojo, The Boiling Pot, Antone’s Records and Epoch Coffee will be donating gift certificates.