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  • Photo from http://www.pugetsound.edu/images/photos/Debbie%20Regala.jpgBy Debbie Regala Debbie Regala served as both a Representative and a Senator for Washington’s 27th Legislative District from 1995-2013. During that time, Debbie was always a vocal advocate for repeal, in large part due to her personal experience with the death penalty.   My opposition to the death penalty began in my teen years, when I ...
  • Photo from http://www.flexyourrights.org/assets/Jury.Box_.jpgBy Danielle Fulfs, Outreach Coordinator with WCADP In defense of the death penalty in the US, a common refrain is that the person to be executed was found guilty and sentenced by a jury of his peers. This refrain, despite its constant employment, misses a crucial fact. After the jury selection process in capital ...
  • Photo for Marc SternBy Marc Stern What was your role with the DOC? Originally my title was Medical Director, and most recently I was the Assistant Secretary for Healthcare. I was in the VA system until around 2000, and then, really by total accident, I got involved with the Department of Corrections. The Commissioner for Healthcare in Albany County called me ...
  • Dorothy Van SoestBy Dorothy Van Soest Dorothy Van Soest is the author of Just Mercy, a novel about one family’s experience with the death penalty. She is the former Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Washington. She is now on the Speakers Bureau with Humanities Washington.  Dorothy will be having two book discussions this week. ...
  • i_am_troy_davis_frontcoverBy Christa Hillstrom This article was originally posted on Yes! http://www.yesmagazine.org/peace-justice/the-troy-davis-book-club Jen Marlowe will be discussing her book, I Am Troy Davis, with WCADP supporters at Uptown Espresso in South Lake Union on October 19th at 3pm. More info can be found here. Please RSVP to danielle@abolishdeathpenalty.org When Jen Marlowe started working on I Am Troy Davis, she didn’t think ...
  • Sr Joan 1By Sister Joan Campbell Sister Joan is one of the Sisters of Providence, who have taken a corporate stance against the death penalty. Sister Joan has worked as a prison chaplain, and her work to improve the prison system and end the death penalty is tireless. After her meeting with Pope John Paul II, she felt ...
  • Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 5.50.32 PMBy Mark Larrañaga Mark Larrañaga is a defense attorney with Walsh & Larrañaga Law in Seattle, WA. He has experience defending clients in death penalty cases, and he is on Washington State’s list of approved defense attorneys for capital cases.  The United States Supreme Court, in reference to the application of the “cruel and unusual” punishment clause ...
  • Screen Shot 2014-09-04 at 12.22.44 PMWCADP will be having its annual Week of Action from October 10th-19th. The goal of our Week of Action is to provide our supporters with plenty of opportunities to engage with the issue and our organization. In addition to the events listed above, WCADP will be organizing other events and actions, including our Annual Meeting. ...
  • Thank you letterWashington’s Governor Jay Inslee announced last week that he is imposing a ban on executions for as long as he is in office. Please take a moment to thank the governor for stopping executions on his watch! Our partners at Equal Justice USA have set up easy action pages to show Governor Inslee our support. If you ...
  • 2014-02-12 21.52.17What a great lobby day we had, just one day after Inslee announced his moratorium on executions!