As our supporters will already know the State of Alabama has set 7.28.22 as the execution date for Joe N. James Jr. You will find the Talking Points for Mr. James on our website http://www.phadp.org/?q=alerts as well as the contact for Governor Ivey who stated “that all life is sacred”. Many thanks to those of you who have already contacted the Governor and to those who have shared the Talking Points! We are grateful for your help in getting the word out and could not do it without you!
The Death Penalty Information Center published the following: “Just 55% of Americans consider the death penalty morally acceptable, according to a Gallup poll released on June 9, 2022. That number matches the level of acceptability reported in 2021, and is just one percentage point higher than the record low set in 2020.” Although one could say that this country is more or less heading in the right direction when one takes the one percent loss from last year one wonders how much more moral education has to take place before this country abolishes state sanctioned killing.
As members of phadp we are aware of the importance of our organization in our lives and lest we forget are reminded by inquiries from other states on how to start a similar group on their death row. Step by step!
In closing and as always, we continue to thank all our generous donors who either gave by going to our website and using the “donate” button or who gave directly. Thank you also to all who took the time to read our notes, commented, liked and shared them on Facebook. You encourage us and make all the difference. Stay safe!