Ohioans to Stop Executions is bringing together a broad coalition of organizations, faith groups, and individuals across the state that are fed up with our broken death penalty system. We represent the millions of Ohioans who aren’t willing to stand idly by while botched executions, exonerations, geographic disparities, and shady dealings by government officials put the integrity of our criminal justice system at stake. With your help, we are making great strides against the death penalty in Ohio.
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BREAKING NEWS: Ready to take action today?
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine let slip that no more executions would happen until proposed legislation is passed. It turns out that the Attorney General has been working with county prosecutors on several bills to turn some public information around executions into state secrets. One big problem with this legislation is that they may try to pass it in the rush of the lame duck legislative session, when few people are paying close attention and no one is held accountable. The press has spoken out strongly against these proposed changes (see editorials here, here, and here).
The other big problem? These bills promise secrecy and anonymity for medical professionals who violate their professional ethics in support of executions. OTSE has quickly organized with faith organizations and civil rights groups to stop the secrecy bills!
PS – Two OTSE members have pledged to match the next $10,000 we receive in donations. That means every dollar you give to OTSE actually means $2 to our cause. Double your dollars today!