Death Penalty Repeal Team Grows

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(L-R): Morton, Rivera, Hall, Abraham Bonowitz, Rapp, Paige-Gil and Erik Raser-Schramm

The Delaware Repeal Project has a new staff, and we are gearing up for a strengthened and expanded 2015 campaign to end the death penalty in Delaware. For the past several years, DE Repeal has worked to inform state legislators, the faith-based community and the general public about the broken death penalty system. Now that we have a passionate, seasoned team filled with fresh ideas, we have an even bigger arsenal of talent on hand to help spread the word about repeal.

Campaign manager Ti Hall comes to DE Repeal from Pew Charitable Trust and was previously director of administration with the Delaware Adolescent Program, Inc. (DAPI). Hall has a passion for issues-based advocacy and looks forward to supporting Delawareans’ call to end the death penalty.

Communications coordinator Mauri Rapp has more than eight years of experience in the communications field. Rapp is a longtime supporter of repeal because of her spiritual belief in the sanctity of all human life.

While completing his master’s degree in political science at Ohio University, field organizer Pancho Rivera focused largely on the death penalty. His unique combination of education and organizing experience will lend a new dynamic to our efforts.

Faith-based liaison Rev. Dr. Donald Morton is a part of the Black Church Center for Justice and Equality and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference. Morton has a long history of fighting injustices committed against those relegated to the margins of society.

Finally, Ben Page-Gil is DE Repeal’s new canvass director. Page-Gil is a senior at the University of Delaware who committed to the repeal campaign because, as he states,

I believe that it is the right thing to do and I wanted to get involved.”

With an expanded team and more organizing and outreach capacity, we have great hope that 2015 will be the year our legislators decide to repeal Delaware’s capital punishment laws. Find out how you can lend your voice to repeal by visiting www.derepeal.org, or call 302-715-2615.

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