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"The First Amendment Challenge to the Death Penalty"
The next few months are critical in the fight against the death penalty. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear two cases during the current term which will have long-lasting impact. 

This article, posted by EPF's Abolition of the Death Penalty Action Group, succinctly outlines the debate about unregulated drug manufacturing for executions and the need for full disclosure when the state executes someone. Citizens should remember that the government is representing them when they execute someone. Silence gives consent.

Read it here.

            The 12th Anniversary of    

   FAMILY STATEMENT -  March 16, 2015


Today, the twelfth anniversary of our daughter and sister Rachel's stand and death in Gaza, we find ourselves back where our journey for accountability in her case began - in Washington DC.  We have come for meetings at the Department of State and in Congress and, also, to join our colleagues in pursuit of a just peace in Israel/Palestine at the national meeting of Jewish Voice for Peace.


Rachel was crushed to death March 16, 2003, by an Israeli military, US-funded, Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in Rafah, Gaza, while nonviolently protesting the impending demolition of the home of a Palestinian family.  This was one of thousands of homes eventually destroyed in Gaza in clearing demolitions, described in the 2004 Human Rights Watch Report, Razing Rafah.

           Read the full statement HERE