Event: Kirk Bloodsworth – The Story of an Innocent Man

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Marlyand passes repeal!!

Today, the Maryland House voted to repeal the death penalty with a bipartisan vote of 82-56.  The Senate passed the legislation on March 6 with a bipartisan vote of 27-20, and the Governor has pledged to sign the bill.  When that happens, Maryland will join Connecticut, Illinois, New Mexico, New Jersey, and New York to […]

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Senate Bill 19

Over 100 people gathered in the Senate Chambers at Legislative Hall for a rally and press conference for the introduction of Senate Bill 19 – a bill to finally repeal the death penalty in Delaware. Thank you to everyone who attended the event and made it such a success! Click here to watch a video […]

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March 20th – Senate Committee Hearing!

Join us for the Senate Committee Hearing! Many death penalty repeal supporters will testify in front of the Senate Committee, urging them to vote yes on Senate Bill 19.  It is important that we fill the Balcony of the Senate Chambers with supporters! March 20th, 1:00-3:30 Legislative Hall Senate Chambers, Dover, DE RSVP here if […]

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March 12th – Bill Introduction

On March 12th, we will be introducing a bill into the Delaware Senate to finally repeal the Death Penalty. Please join us for a rally, press conference, and lobby day to lend your voice to this important movement. Please RSVP here if you are able to attend! 11:00am — Lobby Training — Christ Church (S. […]

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The Story of an Exoneration

This week, The New York Times published an article about Kirk Bloodsworth, a man who spent a decade on death row for a crime he did not commit. Kirk was charged for the murder and rape of a 9 year old girl and was sentenced to death.  Throughout his trial and imprisonment, Kirk maintained his […]

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Bryan Stevenson at Delaware State University

“The question is not whether they deserve to die, it is ‘Do we deserve to kill?’” This was the idea that Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, asked a group of students and community members at Delaware State University this past week during his talk on the death penalty in Delaware. Stevenson, […]

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Death Penalty Forum

Death Penalty Forum with Executive Director Kathleen MacRae and the DE Repeal Team Every Tuesday at 5:30pm Community Services Building, Room 9 100 W. 10th St. Wilmington, DE  The Delaware Repeal Team will be hosting weekly discussions on the death penalty every Tuesday night at 5:30pm in the Community Service Building.  Join us to talk […]

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The Bible and the Death Penalty

Putting our Faith Into Action    With Dr. Charles Myers  Chair of Religious Studies Department of Gettysburg College  Saturday, January 26th, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Limestone Presbyterian Church 3201 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware The public is invited to this free program with a time for questions and answers   The Bible is often quoted and used […]

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A Grave Injustice

A Grave Injustice: Race and Poverty in Delaware’s Death Penalty featuring Bryan Stevenson  Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:00 p.m. Longwood Auditorium Bank of America Center Delaware State University Free and Open to the Public   Bryan Stevenson is the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to […]

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