Atlanta chapter meeting, 9/11 + news

posted Sep 8, 2014, 7:57 AM by GFADP staff
Thank you to all who came out last week to GFADP’s statewide meeting, Connecting the Dots: Building a Movement to End the Death Penalty. We were joined by members from Athens, Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, Augusta, Dawson and elsewhere. It was a huge success and we are so excited about what’s in store!

The Atlanta Chapter will resume meeting on Thursday, September 11 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Phillip Rush Center;1530 Dekalb Avenue NE, Suite A, Atlanta, GA 30307. If you’re taking Marta, it’s just one block from the Edgewood/Candler Park Station.

Also, we wanted to share incredible news from North Carolina. Two men, Henry Lee McCollum and Leon Brown,had their convictions vacated after DNA evidence proved their innocence. Both men have been in prison for more than 30 years -- one on death row. You can read the story from the New York Times here.
We know that as long as the death penalty continues, innocent people will be put at risk for execution; that the death penalty will continue to be applied arbitrarily and in a racially biased fashion. We rejoice at the victories and continue our work to ensure that the death penalty is abolished once and for all.
We hope to see you on September 11 at 6:30.