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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 8.2.17

Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 8.2.17
 
The Board decided to get an early start on the next edition of Wings of Hope. Remembering the problems with the last edition due to the sudden death of the typewriter, they were not going to get caught out again. Yes, we are grateful for the donated typewriters but we have no idea when they will actually arrive on life row. And so it is very good that they started early and were able to secure typing help from our sister organization Oppose in Germany. Many, many thanks!
 
We received a beautiful commemorative program of the Rev. Richard Boone Day as well as a thank you letter to treasure from Mary Boone, the widow of Rev. Boone. We were honored by the invitation and are so glad we could play a small part in making 7.7.17. the great day it was with an ongoing legacy.
 
We also received a thank you letter from the Abolitionist Action Committee for our donation to help with the expenses of the Annual Fast and Vigil. Glad to be part of it!
 
We received an invitation from the librarian at Savery Library at Talladega College. They are currently working on the Fall semester schedule of programs for the students. One of their programs is to invite various nonprofit and community organizations into the Library to set up at their tables. This gives the organizations a chance to promote themselves and their work as well as to spread awareness about the issues the organizations face. What a great opportunity! Naturally we accepted. If you are interested in this opportunity for your organization we are happy to provide the contact information.
 
Congratulations to Florida where the Florida Supreme Court vacated the 100th death sentence due to the Hurst ruling. How great it would have been if Alabama legislators had been intelligent and brave enough to follow Florida’s example to make our jury override bill retroactive! Unfortunately the majority of them are lacking in both.
 
Shame too on Ohio for resuming executions after a more than a three year hiatus! The many voices raised in protest nationally and internationally although ignored by Governor Kasich gave witness that there is no such thing as an innocent bystander. We thank them!
 
 See you next week!

 

                                                      Esther