Tell the Justice DepartmentNo lame-duck executions

Posted: Nov. 13, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden won the election on a platform of ending the death penalty. The voters have spoken -- yet the Trump administration still plans to kill three more people this year.

As Sister Helen Prejean, one of the death penalty's most vocal and inspiring opponents, tweeted, "All federal executions scheduled by the outgoing administration should be canceled immediately... Human lives shouldn't be left in a political lame duck limbo." 

It wasn't enough for Donald Trump and William Barr to simply end a 17-year moratorium on the barbaric federal death penalty. They've also set a grisly record for the most-ever federal executions in a single year -- and now seem set on rushing through as many executions as they can before Biden takes office.

Christians cannot accept this outrageous injustice. Pope Francis, the National Council of Churches, and countless other leaders have long spoken out against the death penalty. As Jesus said, "Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone."

The next federal execution is scheduled for Thursday. Add your name now so we can deliver this urgent petition to the Justice Department in time!

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