The SMI Bill Is Moving!
SB 162, the bill to prohibit the execution of persons with severe mental illness, has its first hearing with sponsor testimony on Wednesday, Oct. 7th at 11:15am in the North Hearing Room. If you are able, please come to the Statehouse to show your support for the bill. Please get there by 11am and look for Abe, Kevin, Matthew or Emily to get your OAMIE button.
Can’t get to the Statehouse? Show your support by taking action at the OAMIE.org website and make sure that you share it with your friends and family!
The Walk to Stop Executions continues…
The walkers are in the Chillicothe area today. Check out news coverage in the Portsmouth Daily Times and the Chillicothe Gazette. You may have also seen the brief Associated Press report or heard various broadcast coverage. It’s all being posted on the Walk to Stop Executions Facebook Page.
There is still time to take part in the walk with us, including evening programs in Circleville on Wednesday featuring Sam Reese Sheppard, and in Columbus on Friday featuring Rev. Dr. Jeff Hood. Join us for the final 2 miles (stepping off at 10am, so come earlier) or at the 12 noon rally at Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. Broad St. across from the Capitol. Details are at www.walktostopexecutions.org.
Come to the Witness to Innocence Conference in Cleveland
As part of its annual gathering of exonerated death row survivors, Witness to Innocence is hosting a conference about the death penalty in Cleveland. This event was featured on Cleveland.com, and more details about how you can participate are here.