Dear OTSE Supporter,

Yesterday, Ohioans to Stop Executions released its 2014 Annual Report on the death penalty in Ohio: A Crumbling Institution: Why Ohio Must Fix or End the Death PenaltyThe report highlights a continuing trend of decline in the use of the death penalty in Ohio, covers last year's exonerations, comments on the longest period without executions Ohio has gone in over a decade, and also reports the staggeringly high number of men Ohio is planning to put to death in 2016. Please help us get it out there by sharing this email with others and via social media.

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For the second year in a row, OTSE timed the release of its report to coincide with the annual Ohio Attorney General Capital Crimes Report. The media immediately picked up our report; its publication was covered in the Columbus Dispatch and in many other newspapers throughout the state via the Associated Press. Please consider adding positive feedback and the link to our report in the on-line comments below the articles on the web page of the newspaper covering the area where you live.


Join Us For Lobby Day in Columbus April 14th!


On April 14th, YOU are invited to help Ohio death row survivors hand deliver a copy of our report to every legislative office. More about Lobby Day is here.

Another way to help deliver the report is by helping us print them. We need to cover the costs of our Lobby Day plans, and there’s other ongoing expenses. With your contribution of $18 or more, we’ll send you a printed copy in the mail!

Click here to help make it happen with your donation to OTSE or the OTSE Action Fund (Check the "Action Fund" box on the donation form to reserve your support for lobbying efforts, which is not tax deductible.) We look forward to seeing you in Columbus in two weeks!


Kevin Werner

Executive Director

PS: Are you ready to become an OTSE Sustainer? Click here to make your monthly commitment today! You can always make a one-time contribution, here. Either way, we can't do it without your support. Thank you!