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Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 9.30.20

                          Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 9.30.20

To quote from Alabama Arise: “Grassroots democracy will be on display in a new way when Alabama Arise members choose our 2021 issue priorities at our annual meeting Saturday, Oct. 3.” Esther will be participating in the virtual meeting and will of course vote for Death Penalty Moratorium as one of Arise’s 7 priorities for the coming year. It has been that for many, many years! To any of our friends who will be participating, we would appreciate your vote!

Good news from our favorite Alabama university, UNA, favorite because it does so much for us! They received our mailings and there were a bunch of them!  They are now working on transitioning the online exhibit to their library database.

Seeing that we had voiced our dismay at Barr receiving an award at a Catholic Prayer Breakfast we believe it is only fair to share the following quote from a letter from Charlie Sullivan, head of International  CURE and long time friend. “ On Tuesday, the U.S. Bishops stated in a news release that "We say to President Trump and Attorney General Barr: Stop these executions!"

The Santa Fe Archdiocese’s Office of Social Justice and Respect Life went further and called on National Catholic Prayer Breakfast officials to withdraw its plans to honor U.S. Attorney General William Barr with a special award yesterday at its Sept. 23 event because he is a Catholic who supports the death penalty.”

Christopher Dewayne Revis, 42, of Hamilton, pleaded guilty last Wednesday to murder and received a life with the possibility of parole sentence. Revis had been on death row since 2006. We wish him well!

As with previous general elections we continue to encourage our families and friends to make sure they are registered and vote. No Vote, No Voice!

In closing and as always, we continue to thank all our generous donors who either gave by going to our website and using the “donate” button or who gave directly. Thank you also to all who took the time to read our notes, commented, liked and shared them on Facebook. You encourage us and make all the difference. Please stay safe!         

                                                                                     Esther