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Julius' Execution was Stopped...Now We Need to Stop Oklahoma from Executing the Next 25

Cece Jones-Davis #FreeJuliusJones
Oklahoma City, OK, United States

Aug 17, 2022 — 

Dear friends,

It’s been almost 1 year since you and 6 million others around the country took action to help successfully stop the execution of Julius Jones! We’re reaching out on behalf of Julius today to request your help to save lives in Oklahoma once again. 

Right now there are 25 people scheduled for execution in Oklahoma. We can stop these executions by once again pushing the Governor to take action and issue a moratorium on the death penalty. 

Sign the petition: Governor Stitt, please issue a death penalty moratorium and save the lives of 25 people today!

Together we helped save Julius, a Black man who has spent the past 20 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Though Julius is no longer on death row, he’s still serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole despite being innocent. Our fight for Julius’s liberation is not over. But as we continue to strategize for Julius’ freedom, we must also work to shut down the death penalty system that threatened his life in the first place. 

The 25 people scheduled for execution include cases with serious claims of innocence and racial bias, just like Julius’ case. Others include severe mental illness, intellectual disability, exorbitant childhood trauma and abuse. These cases reveal deep systemic flaws in Oklahoma’s capital punishment system and illustrate the egregious unfairness and cruelty of the death penalty in general. 

Together we can end the cruelty of Oklahoma’s death penalty. 

Mama Jones, Antoinette Jones, Jabee Williams, and me - Cece Jones-Davis, continue to fight for justice for Julius and others impacted by the death penalty in Oklahoma because we know too well how evil this system is. We believe that the only way to be certain that the state never puts another innocent person on death row again, is to stop this death machine all together. 

This is why we’ve teamed up with death row exonerees from the organization, Witness to Innocence to implore Governor Stitt to issue a moratorium on the Oklahoma death penalty TODAY. 

Join us in the fight for justice! Sign the petition today. 

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