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AFSC and Friends Promote Halt to Death Penalty in Missouri

Brand new State Representative Hope Whitehead of St. Louis wasn’t even aware of a death penalty moratorium bill until AFSC staff and volunteers walked into her office last month. A former prosecutor who once tried a death penalty case, Rep. Whitehead said she knows there are problems with the death penalty and that a study is needed, but she wasn’t sure about a moratorium.

Death Penalty Lobbying in Missouri 3-10

Rep. Hope Whitehead (right) talks with Ponchita Argieard of AFSC’s St. Louis Program Committee.


Faheemah Thabit

Faheemah Thabit

Faheemah Thabit

On the Death Penalty: Voices from Missouri’s African American Community

On the Death Penalty: Voices from Missouri’s African American Community
A Listening Project of the American Friends Service Committee-St. Louis Office

Missouri Anti Death Penalty

On the Death Penalty:
Voices from Missouri's African American Community

Organizing and lobbying for justice in Missouri

The AFSC St. Louis Office is taking steps towards becoming part of a new group called “Progressive Voices for Abolition,” whose slogan is “Making Racial Justice a Reality.” The mission is to end the death penalty in Missouri. The main objective is to provide alternative written and spoken views about the death penalty and to involve more people of color in the organizing and outreach efforts.

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