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NCADP Acts: Call / Prayer/Meditation / CO Victims Bill; etc.. :)
We're in 2nd place and need your help today!
As you know, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) is up for The Jenzabar Foundation
Social Media Leadership Award, which provides a $3,000 grant to a non-profit organization based on its use of social media to raise awareness of its cause.
Social media plays an integral part in our campaign to end the death penalty across the country, as evidenced by our use of our blog, Twitter, and Facebook over the past week to keep you informed of the developments on the death penalty repeal bill in Colorado.
The deadline for voting has been extended to Friday, May 8th, with the winners to be announced on May 11th. We're currently in 2nd place, and we need your help to keep us going.
Please consider leaving a comment on The Jenzabar Foundation blog today. Or, if you've already voted, please consider getting as many friends and family to vote as you can. This grant would mean a lot for our efforts, but we need your help!
Thanks so much for all your support!
PS: You can also help NCADP directly by visiting our website and making a secure donation today
You can see also our work online in several ways:
By joining one of our many affiliates
Read articles by NCADP Executive Director Diann Rust-Tierney at the Huffington Post
Visit our blog to read the latest death penalty news
Join NCADP on Facebook
Sign up for Twitter updates from NCADP
GLOBAL Call for Prayer/Meditation for Colorado Murder Victims Families Bill
Today, May 6 is the final day of the 2009 Colorado Legislative Session. Coloradans Against the Death Penalty is launching an all day presence at the Colorado Capitol in support of HB-1274.
HB 1274, the "Cold Case Bill," repeals the death penalty and redirects the funds saved to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's Cold Case Unit for the purpose of resolving unsolved homicides. It is a primary effort of the Colorado organization, "Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons"
Start Time: 8:45am MDT (10:45am EDT)
End Time: Midnight, or when the bill passes (or dies) in the Senate and the House
We are asking for prayer/meditation in solidarity with the Vigil for Justice for the Murder Victims Families of Colorado at the Colorado Statehouse. Please take a few minutes to pray, meditate, or reflect in solidarity with the Vigil in Colorado. Please ask others you know to do the same.
REFLECTION/PRAYER - Adjust as you see fit
"I am in solidarity with the Vigil for Justice for the Murder Victims Families of Colorado going on right now at the Colorado Statehouse. With all of my heart and soul I am (praying/willing) for Justice and Mercy at the State Capitol in Denver, Colorado today. May the Legislators and those who advise them act with wisdom, love and compassion to repeal the death penalty and instead help murder victims families know the truth about what happened to their loved ones by passing The Cold Case Bill, HB 1274."
Below is the alert being sent to the e-mail lists of the many Colorado organizations involved in this effort. Thank you for your participation.
From: email@example.com on behalf of Lisa Cisneros
Sent: Tue 05-May-09 7:09 PM
Subject: [CADP] COME TO THE CAPITOL May 6 all day: Vigil For Justice for Colorado Families of Murder Victims
COME TO THE CAPITOL May 6 all day: Vigil For Justice for Colorado Families
of Murder Victims
Please forward this message
Starting a 8:45am tomorrow (Wednesday, May 6, 2009) and throughout the last day of the 2009 Colorado legislative session, please come to the Capitol in Denver to lend your personal presence in a "Vigil for Justice for the Murder Victims Families of Colorado." The vigil will go until both the House and the Senate vote on our bill. This can be any time from 9am to midnight. Please come all day, **or for whatever part of the day you can be there**. Come as early as you can and stay as long as you can, but come - even if it is just for 15 minutes.
To help maximize our presence WEAR A WHITE SHIRT (no message shirts allowed in the galleries), WEAR YOUR FOHVAMP BUTTON IF YOU HAVE IT, AND GATHER TOGETHER WHERE YOU SEE OTHERS OF US. For our location updates, text 561-371-5204 (preferred) or call toll free 800-973-6548.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not a "demonstration." This Vigil for Justice is simply a presence of like minded people. Our goal is to be present and witness as the Legislature does the right thing by passing HB-1274 in its original form.
ALSO, we are not alerting the media. We expect that when enough of us gather who are clearly together behind the FOHVAMP bill, legislators and the media will feel it and take notice. If any media asks for your thoughts, our message is: "We are here because we want policy makers to put the focus where it belongs: on murder victims families. The families of murder victims deserve to know the truth about what happened to their loved ones, and to have perpetrators brought to justice. That is why we support HB-1274 in its original form."
If you cannot come, please pray or meditate for the Colorado legislature to pass HB-1274 - AFTER you call and e-mail your legislators, of course!
COLORADO RESIDENTS: TAKE ACTION NOW BY CALLING AND E-MAILING BOTH YOUR REPRESENTATIVE AND YOUR SENATOR
MESSAGE: "Please support HB-1274 in its original form. Murder victims family members deserve to know the truth about what happened to their loved ones, and to have perpetrators brought to justice."
If you don't already know who your Colorado Legislators are, click here to enter your zip+4 zip code
THANK YOU for taking this action today and please forward this to your family and friends.
Learn more about the Cold Case bill at
Coloradoans Against the Death Penalty
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