From Arkansas to California: The Fight Continues
Dear WM3 Supporters;
Damien, Jessie, and I know that we are free because of people like you. You stood up and fought for us—you are the reason we never gave up and you are the reason we finally came home. Without the support of thousands of people across the country and the world, Jessie and I would still be in prison and Damien would still be facing execution.
We also know that we are not the only ones. Thousands of people are wrongfully convicted in this country and many of them sit on death row. A new report shows that Texas most likely executed an innocent man, Carlos De Luna, in 1989. We know he is one of many.
We can’t stop fighting and we hope you won’t either, not until we replace the death penalty across the whole country. The next battle ground state is California. Will you help us win this fight too?
On November 6, 2012, California voters will have the first opportunity ever to replace the death penalty with life without parole. The SAFE California Act has qualified for the ballot after submitting 800,000 petition signatures. The initiative is supported by innocent people who were wrongfully convicted, family members of murder victims, law enforcement and thousands of advocates for justice.
Winning an initiative, like winning a legal battle, takes more than just people power. It takes money. Supporters of the SAFE California Campaign need to get the message out to every California voter, online, on TV and face to face. We need to make sure everyone in California knows about cases of injustice like ours and like Carlos De Luna’s.
The only way to ensure that we never execute another innocent person is if we replace the death penalty. We have a chance to do that in California and winning California will change the world. Almost one-quarter of the people on death row in the US are on death row in California. We can change that.
We won a partial victory in Arkansas in the courts. Together, we can win in California at the ballot box. The fight continues—can we count on you?