We can all take steps to end the death penalty— sometimes literally! On Sept. 5, Victoria Thorpe and a small group of supporters set out on an 18 1/2 day, 185-mile journey to raise awareness about the death penalty. Each day of the combination drive and walk represented one of the 18 1/2 years that Victoria’s sister Kerry Lyn Dalton has spent on California’s death row.
Along the way, Victoria discussed the death penalty with people all over the state and brought media attention to death penalty repeal. The Peace Journey also included a stop at Walla Walla State Penitentiary to visit death row.
The journey concluded on Sept. 21—International Day of Peace—on the steps of the Washington State Supreme Court in Olympia with a rally in support of death penalty repeal. Among the supporters were Jason Baldwin of the West Memphis 3 and Magdaleno Rose-Avila, a long-time abolitionist who gave an inspiring message on the con- tinued fight for repeal.
For more details on the Fellowship of Peace Foundation and the Peace Journey, including video interviews with people the group met along the way, please visit http:// kerrylyndalton.blogspot.com.