Please vote YES on 34 on November 6th!
On June 1st, Jason Baldwin wrote a letter backing the state ballot initiative, SAFE California, which will repeal the state's death penalty and replace it with life without parole. The SAFE California Act qualified for the ballot after submitting 800,000 petition signatures earlier this year. The initiative is supported by innocent men and women who were wrongfully convicted, family members of murder victims, law enforcement and thousands of other advocates for justice.
Jason had this to say to 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."
Today we have Damien Echol's backing for the intiative:
"I spent seventeen years on death row and was scheduled to be executed by the State of Arkansas for a crime I did not commit. Please help prevent this from happening in California by joining me in supporting SAFE California's initiative to repeal the death penalty in November."
As Jason also points out in his letter, winning an initiative takes more than people power-- it takes money, and lots of it, to reach every California voter. WM3 supporters' fundraising goal is $5,000 and we've fallen woefully short so far. Please click this link in order to donate to this groundbreaking effort to repeal the death penalty in California!