Legislation to end the death penalty has been introduced in both the Ohio House and Senate. In addition, a study of Ohio’s death penalty is underway by the Ohio Supreme Court.
Faith communities across Ohio are speaking out strongly against the death penalty. Last month, more than 230 Ohio faith leaders called on Governor Kasich to show mercy to Mark Wiles, who was executed despite an overwhelming show of support for clemency. Momentum for ending the death penalty in Ohio is growing like never before. Now is the best time to get involved with the movement to end Ohio’s death penalty.
Join Ohioans to Stop Executions (OTSE) on Thursday, May 31 from 6:-8:30 p.m. in the Holy Family Center at St. Joseph Church in Strongsville, 12700 Pearl Road, Strongsville 44136. Learn how you can play a role in repealing the death penalty with others in your community.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet other community members and hear from current volunteers with OTSE about simple ways individuals and groups can help. Current and new members will have the opportunity to collaborate on projects and advocacy work.
Representatives will be on hand from Lorain, Cuyahoga, Summit, Wayne, Ashland, Medina, Lake, and Geauga counties.
A light dinner will be served from 6-6:30 p.m. The program will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Please RSVP by May 29 to Adrian Griffin, firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-688-1180. Include your county so that you can be placed in a group of others from your local community.