Mark Christeson is scheduled to be executed on October 29th. As usual, MADP members will gather in ten cities around the state on the day before to remember the victims of all violence and urge the state not to commit another act of violence in our names. To see a list of all the vigils, click here.
The St. Louis chapter of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is commemorating the World Day Against the Death Penalty with a week long film festival of movies and documentaries that highlight the flaws and injustices of the death penalty. The film festival will conclude with a presentation of Dead Man Walking followed by a talk from Sister Helen herself on Friday, October 10th. All films are free and open to the public.
A full schedule of the festival and our presenting partners:
State Coordinator for Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP), a non-profit social justice organization, seeks a motivated, experienced organizer to lead our repeal campaign. MADP is comprised of chapter groups, affiliate organizations and individuals across the state united in our efforts to end the death penalty. MADP is a state affiliate of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. See www.madpmo.org for more details.
Despite serious questions about its justice system, Missouri is marching forward to continue to carry out the ultimate punishment. Earl Ringo is set to be executed on September 10th for the 1998 murders of Dennis Poysner and Joanna Baysinger. Please join us in emailing Governor Nixon to say there are too many concerns about justice in Missouri, and Ringo’s case in particular, to go through with this execution.