Resist the planned Nov. 3 Execution of Ernest Lee Johnson, a man who is intellectually disabled (ID)— in violation of Missouri law, US Supreme Court decisions and human decency. There are several ways to do so…
- Tomorrow: Tuesday, Oct. 27, Join a “Gathering for Life” from 12-1:00 pm in front of Columbia’s City Hall at Broadway and 8th St. Scroll done for more info on means to resist the execution.
Car-pool from Columbia: Meet at 4:30 pm, Parking Lot of AMF Bowling Alley, 1508 N. Providence (just south of I-70).
Sr. Helen, perhaps the best known advocate in the world for ending the death penalty, is author of the best-selling books, Dead Man Walking and the Death of Innocents. The former was of course made into movie nominated for an Oscar award. To help cover costs and raise funds for efforts to promote alternatives to the death penalty, admission will be $5 for students and $10 for everyone else. For info about joining the Columbia caravan, call 573-449-4585. For more on the event itself and Sr. Helen, log onto http://www.madpmo.org/.
- Contact Gov. Nixon. Call 573-751-3222; write a letter, mail it to Room 216, State Capitol, Jefferson City MO 65101, fax 573-751-1495 or via e-mail, type into your internet browser the reduced url: http://tinyurl.com/qgrkenb
- Urge Attorney General Chris Koster to cease pushing for executions, including that of Ernest Lee Johnson.
Attend Vigils for Life on Tuesday Nov. 3--if the execution has not been halted
* Jefferson City: 12 pm – 1 PM outside Governor's office, Room 216, State Capitol Building; car-pool from Columbia, 11:10 am, Clover’s Parking Lot, East Broadway, near Old Hwy 63
. Background on life of Earnest Lee Johnson – from Mo. Catholic Conference letter to Gov. Jay Nixon